Internship – UN Women Nordic Liaison Office, Copenhagen, Denmark

Publish Date: Oct 06, 2015

Deadline: Oct 19, 2015

Internship – UN Women Nordic Liaison Office, Copenhagen

 From February 2016 – July 2016

Location: UN City, Copenhagen

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programs and services needed to implement these standards. It stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality.

UN Women Nordic Office, located in UN City in Copenhagen, works through on-going dialogue, lectures, public events, private sector partnerships and outreach to keep governments, parliamentarians, media and other partners informed about UN Women’s work and its essential role within gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Nordic Office also cooperates closely with sister UN organizations, national and international organizations in the Nordic region.

The internship will start in February 2016 and end at the end of July 2016. Under the supervision of the director of the UN Women’s Nordic Office, your main duties are:

  • Monitor national media in Nordic countries on issues related to the work and mandate of UN Women and report weekly on relevant media coverage; 
  • Carry out national political surveillance on issues related to the work and mandate of UN Women and report on relevant developments in government policies in the respective countries, especially related to international development and gender equality; 
  • Monitor trends and issues which impact gender equality and women’s empowerment and assist in identify opportunities for UN Women;
  • Assist in the preparation and coordination of high-level visits of UN Women officials to the region;
  • Support UN Women’s preparatory work for the Women Deliver Conference to be held in Copenhagen in May 2016;
  • Support outreach activities with private sector and foundations;
  • Translate and distribute corporate updates, statements and press-releases through national media outlets and write executive summaries on relevant documents and reports;
  • Cooperate and provide input on various campaigns and outreach activities such as Nordic engagement in the HeForShe campaign and the Global Goals on Sustainable Development;
  • Participating in, and providing input to, joint advocacy and communication activities with UN sister organizations;
  • Host visits and present UN Women to students and other visitors;
  • Handle inquiries from students and the general public;
  • Any other duties as required.

Required qualifications:

- Completed at least two years of undergraduate study

- Be currently enrolled in a university or graduate school and have attended courses in the past 12 months

- A strong command of written and spoken English

- Preferably excellent written communication skills in a Nordic language

The internship is full time. You must have full insurance coverage during the entire internship and provide evidence of this.

Send your application in English consisting of a CV and a cover letter (preferably in one document) to Ms. Hedda Skandsen ( no later than October 19th 2015.

Please mark the subject of your e-mail and application: Internship Spring 2016_Your Name_Your Country

Interviews are scheduled to take place in November. Please note that we are unfortunately not able to respond to each applicant individually. If you have been chosen for an interview, you will be contacted directly by us.

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