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Intern - Legal, I

United Nations
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

EducationApplicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school Programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
c. Have graduated with Bachelor's degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent.
Be computer literate in standard software applications.
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 willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Preferred Area of Studies:
Recipient of law degree (Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws equivalent), or in the final year of law studies toward such law degree.
Work ExperienceNo 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.


ResponsibilitiesDaily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.Under the supervision of the UNON Legal Advisor, the intern will:
- Assist in legal research on a range of assigned legal issues, including international, public, and private law issues, such as the United Nations Charter, treaty law, contract law, administrative law of the Organization, and criminal law.
- Using multiple research sources, select relevant material and analyze information.
- Assist in the preparation of drafts of legal memoranda, reports, and correspondence.
- Assist on matters involving the application of UN staff regulations and rules and the review of administrative decisions.
- Assists with the preparation of cases before tribunal administrative proceedings.
- Perform other tasks as requested by the Office.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: one month
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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