Internship - Jnr Research and Policy Analyst

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:
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Unpaid Internship - Jnr Research and Policy Analyst
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 18 May 2016
(15 day(s) until closing deadline
Duration of Contract:  6 months - April - September 2016  
Type of Appointment: InternshipDuty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
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.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities of the Internship
Junior Research and Policy Analyst (Unpaid internship, full time, 6 months)

Under the supervision of the Policy Analyst, ITU is looking for a dynamic intern willing to contribute to tasks related to youth, gender and online safety for children. The responsibilities of the position include:
  • Conduct research and analyze policies related to the digital inclusion of youth and women, as well as online safety for children. 
  • Analyze collected information in a comprehensive manner (through excel tables, graphs).
  • Participate in the concept generation, development, presentation, and production of key upcoming events. 
  • 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.
  • Qualifications required
    University degree. Degree in ICT-related studies will be valued during the selection process.
    Excellent knowledge of English for conducting research and producing documents (drafting and editing). Advanced knowledge of English for editing document will be valued.
    The ideal candidate should also be highly organised, concerned with accuracy and quality of information, flexible, and able to keep a positive attitude under pressure. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and ability to quickly learn new software applications are required. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work well in a team and in a multicultural environment.
    Additional Information:
    Experience in conducting research and preparing publications will be valued. Advance use of ICT tools and interest for the ICT sector will be valued during the selection process

    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. Interviews may be used as a form of screening.

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