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ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, with the mission to connect the world. To achieve this, ITU manages the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits at the international level, works to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishes global standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communication systems. ITU also organizes global Telecom events bringing together the most influential representatives of government and the private sector to exchange ideas and knowledge for the benefit of all.
Date of Issue:
Application closed / under review
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Unpaid Internship - Junior Policy Analyst Intern
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 16 November 2015 Duration of Contract:  3-6 Months (min 1 month, max 3-6 months)  
Type of Appointment: Internship Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Grade: To be defined / Other
The General Secretariat directs all the administrative and financial aspects of the Union's activities, including the implementation of the provisions of the administrative regulations on operational questions, the dissemination of information on telecommunication matters for operational and other purposes, the provision of legal advice to the Bureaux of the Union and the departments of the General Secretariat, logistic support to the Union's activities including conferences, the coordination of the work of the Union with other international organizations, the dissemination of information to the Member States and Sector Members, press, corporate and individual users of telecommunications and the general public. The General Secretariat is also responsible for the organization of world telecommunication exhibitions and forums.
Organization Unit:
Within the General Secretariat, the Strategic Planning and Membership Department (SPM) advises the Secretary-General on strategic challenges and their implications for the Union in the fast evolving telecommunications/ICT environment; develops forward-looking strategic proposals to the ITU management team with a view to ensuring that the organization meets the objectives assigned by the membership; plans and coordinates the corporative and strategic activities with a view to ensuring their accordance with membership objectives; organizes and provides secretariat services to the Plenipotentiary Conference, Council, and other meetings in the general secretariat in order to achieve a high level of involvement from Member States and Sector Members, develops and maintains sound relations with Member States, Sector Members and other entities, the UN and other international organizations. The Department is also responsible for providing expert advice on communication and promotion strategies and for developing and implementing the Union's corporate communication plan in cooperation with the three Sectors with a view to promoting ITU leadership in the field of telecommunications and ICT.
 Duties / Responsibilities
Intern-Junior Policy Analyst
  • Conduct research on current and emerging ICT policy trends at a national, regional and international level.
  • Analyze collected information in a comprehensive manner (through excel tables, graphs, country profiles etc) to inform ITU's work.
  • Draft briefing notes, background reports, presentations etc. on the above results as necessary
  • Support the organization of related ITU events, engaging with external partners to coordinate content, speakers, follow up actions and logistics before, during and after each event.
  • Perform any other task as necessary.
  •  Competencies
  • Good knowledge of the use of computer equipment for desktop applications (eg, Word, Excel, Internet etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and to meet tight deadlines.
  • A team player with proven ability to work effectively and in harmony with people of different nationality and culture.
  • Result-based and professional mindset.
  • Qualifications required
  • Enrollment in an undergraduate or postgraduate programme OR university degree in law, international relations, business administration, communications, public relations, economics, political science or computer science.
  • Familiar with the use of legal and/or policy-related language.
  • Experience:
    No experience required
    Excellent knowledge of the English language. Knowledge of any other of the six official languages of the Union would be of advantage.
    Additional Information:
    Please note that a non-remunerated Internship position at ITU does not carry the same conditions of employment as a Short term or a Fixed term position. Mandatory Medical Insurance, travel expenses, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or sponsoring institutions.

    Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test.

    For further information concerning the Conditions of Employment please click the following link
    Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration
    Application closed / under review

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