Intern - Undergraduates - United Nations - UN Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH)


CLOSING DATE: October 24, 2020


JOB #: 16356

POSTED: September 24, 2020


Department/ Office : Department of Operational Support
Location : NEW YORK
Posting Period : 2 June 2020-28 November 2020
Job Opening number : 20-ADM-DOS-136429-J-NEW YORK
Staffing Exercise : N/A

 Org .Setting And Reporting

This position is located in the Office of the Director in the UN Division of Healthcare
Management and Occupational Safety And Health (DHMOSH), Office of Support Operations
(OSO), Department of Operational Support (DOS).
The Department of Operational Support (DOS) was established to provide end-to-end
operational support, advisory services and other solutions to operating entities across the
Secretariat, including departments, offices away from headquarters, peace operations, and
regional commissions.
The Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH)
provides services to Secretariat entities as well as to New York-based Agencies, Funds, and
Programmes (AFP). The services include medical entitlement administration, occupational
safety and health, medical workforce management, clinical governance, patient safety and
public health. In addition, the Secretariat’s counseling services are located within DHMOSH.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time (five days per week), for a minimum duration of two
(2) months and can be extended up to six (6) months.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours).


Under the overall supervision of the Medical Director, the incumbent may have
responsibilities which include, but are not limited to:
• Assist in development of critical health-related SOPs, plans and guidelines for the DHMOSH in UNHQ and field duty stations;

 • Assist in coordinating CME training sessions for medical and administrative staff;
• Assist in IT-related projects including preparing and analyzing health-related data from
online surveys, and statistical and epidemiological review of DHMOSH data set;s
• Contribute to the monitoring of latest health policy developments relevant for DHMOSH;
• Assist in conducting research on other matters related to the work of DHMOSH;
• Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Additional Details:


We are looking for applicants who demonstrate their intention to study further or work in a
field relevant to the work of DHMOSH.
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
a. be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent or
b. be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (Bachelor’s
level or equivalent); or
c. have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must
commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
-Be computer literate in standard software applications;
-Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
-Have demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural
backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of
differing opinions and views.

Work Experience
Applicants must be a student in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or
equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PH.D. Programme. Do you meet any
of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach a current official proof from
the education institution to this effect to your application?
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the
Internship Programme.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in
spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of French is desirable.
Knowledge of an additional UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French,
Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly and may be required
to submit for a written test and/or telephone interview.

Special Notice
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for
travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their
sponsoring institutions. For internships in the United States of America, interns who are not
United States citizens, permanent residents or not currently in the United States on a nonimmigrant
visa status will be required to obtain a G-4 visa. If already in the United States of
America on another non-immigrant visa status other than G-4, interns will be responsible for
ensuring that they have a valid visa, and if required, employment authorization, allowing them
to undertake the internship.

How to Apply:

To apply:

A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. To
complete an online application, please create and complete a personal history profile (PHP)
and a cover letter in the UN e-Recruitment system (
Please ensure that you indicate your proficiency in the English language in your PHP. Please
note that incomplete applications with not be reviewed.
The cover note should include:

(1) Title of the degree currently being pursued by the applicant and the specific subjects
(2) Graduation Date (When will you be/are graduating/have graduated from the programme?)
(3) List of IT skills and programes that you are proficient in;
(4) List your top three areas of interest;
(5) Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship;
(6) Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme and how an internship
with the DHMOSH in the UN fits within your education/career plan;
(7) Available start and end dates for internship.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences (if
applicable), IT skills, and three references.
Please note that due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates
will be contacted.

 Students may also apply at: DHMOSH INTERNSHIP

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