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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The Urban Economy Branch of UN-Habitat has the mandate to promote local capabilities of local go...
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    Intern - Urban Health, I (Temporary)

    Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.


    Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background, the interns' assigned office as well as the internship period.

    • Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Planning, Finance and Economy Section the interns will:
    • Support the development of the technical and normative outputs of the Planning, Finance, and Economy Section by gathering data, analyzing, and contributing to preparing reports and technical documents, presentations, and other dissemination materials.
    • Support the team of Urban Health and Public Space
    • Support the study on strategies and approaches to improve urban health for young people.
    • Support the capacity building on a variety of planning themes.

    Specific Duties:

    • Support the designated Urban Planning, Finance, and Economy Section and Programmes in mainstreaming urban health in the planning system, urban plans at various levels, workshops, surveys, assessments, training, and seminars.
    • Assist in developing content and methodology on urban health and public spaces.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Task Opportunities:

    • Accessibility
    • Familiarizing oneself with the United Nations.
    • Familiarizing oneself with urban health, public space, nature-based solutions, social inclusion, youth, and gender.
    • Participating in dialogues with country offices, regional or local institutes, and NGOs


    • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors' language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
    • Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


    Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

    • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
    • Have graduated with Bachelor's degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent
    • Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office).
    • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
    • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    Preferred areas of studies:

    • Urban or Territorial Planning, Urban Design, Urban Policy, Public Health studies with a focus on Urban Affairs, or other related fields.

    Work Experience

    • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
    • Experience in urban health, urban planning and design and development is required.
    • Experience in community engagement and the tools you have used for such processes is desirable.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and graphic software such as Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop is desirable.

    Closing: 09 February 2023

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UN-Habitat on to apply

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