LA PAZI-1 Internship




Core Value

Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

General Information

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include:
•Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
•Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
•List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
•List your top three areas of interest.
•Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
•Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.


The internship is located in the Country Office in the Plurinational State of Bolivia (COBOL), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna (Austria).

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Bolivia aims to diversify its programme within the framework of the mandates stipulated in the UNODC strategy and the Country Programme for Bolivia 2016-2020. UNODC programme and project implementation is guided by the principles set in the framework of the Country Programme and the procedures established by its headquarter in Vienna.

The Country Programme responds to the priorities of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (EPB), which were identified in close coordination with national counterparts, making the best use of the comparative advantages of UNODC in the areas of its mandate. The main objective of the Country Programme is to strengthen the capacity of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to prevent crime and respond to the interconnected threats of drugs, organized crime and corruption, with the vision of contributing to the achievement of the objectives defined in the Patriotic Agenda 2025 and the Economic and Social Development Plan 2016-2020 of Bolivia, as well as the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The internship positions are offered for an initial period of two or three months with various reporting dates, and opportunity for extension, subject to the needs of the department and the availability of the interns.

The internship is UNPAID and full time.

Interns work five days per week (40 hours) 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, as well as the internship period.

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Associate to the Representative, the intern will responsible for:

Assistance in drafting and preparing of documents and correspondence of various natures.
Attending conferences and meetings and preparation of minutes and summaries as requested.
Preparation of reports, presentations and statistical information in various formats.
Assisting of preparation of legal instruments, files and documents for digitization and archiving.
General support to the work programme of the office, including among other areas: e-learning courses, etc..


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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people

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.


No professional experience is required, nevertheless applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work experience in their application.


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met: Applicants must 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 programme (minimum 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


The intern should:
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; and 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.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English, i.e.oral and written proficiency is required. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is
an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.


Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for further consideration.