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 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 Programme Unit of the UNODC Country Office in Bolivia is in charge of supporting the Country Office in the management of its portfolio of projects. This implies constant monitoring, follow-up of and reporting on current projects, as well as the formulation of new project ideas aligned with the Country Programme and with national priorities. The Programme Unit is transversal to the entire project portfolio and coordinates closely with the Operations Unit and with the Representative.

Under the direction and supervision of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Programme Unit, the intern will be responsible for supporting the follow-up and monitoring and reporting work of the Programme Unit (70%). The intern will also support the work of the Penitentiary Reform area of the Country Office (30%). The starting date of the internship is as soon as possible.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours).

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The intern will support the monitoring and follow-up work of the Country Office's project portfolio. He/she will also contribute to the organization and reporting of internal meetings of the Country Office. Finally, the intern will support the programmatic-administrative work of the Penitentiary Reform area.
The intern will provide support in the following areas / tasks:
- Participate in meetings and the elaboration of minutes
- Support in the follow-up of meeting outcomes
- Support in the elaboration of notes, reports, press releases, briefings, presentations, talking points, etc.
- Support in the monitoring of current projects.
- Contribute to the collection of relevant data for the development of new projects
- According to competencies, support the translation/revision of Spanish/English notes and vice versa.
- Provide protocol and logistical support in events and workshops of the projects "Building Freedom," "Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Persons," "Preventing and Combating Crimes against Wildlife and Forests," and "Preventing and Combating Money Laundering," among others.


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 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 are not required to have work experience. However they are encouraged to list any work experience they may have.


Applicants for an internship 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 (OFFICIAL PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY IN SUPPORT OF ONE OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS HAS TO BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION).
Applicants must have a keen demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
Applicants must 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.
Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is essential. Good working knowledge of English is desirable. Demonstrated ability to draft reports in Spanish
Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications e.g. Microsoft Office.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English and Spanish, i.e. oral and written proficiency is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


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