Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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.
Children and siblings of UN staff are not eligible for participation in the UN internship
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be
This internship position is located in the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS),
Investigations Division (ID), in New York and is available for a duration of two months, with
the possibility of extension, depending on the needs of the office.
The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns usually work five days per week (35 hours)
under the supervision of the Chief, Forensic Investigator in the department.
A flexible working schedule may be available to the intern, depending on the needs of the
office. To successfully complete the internship under a flexible schedule, the intern must
work the equivalent hours of a two-month full-time internship within no more than six months
from the beginning of the internship.
Responsibilities of the internship position encompass the following:
• Assist in collection, acquisition and examination of digital evidence including drafting of forensic analysis reports.
• Maintenance of digital forensic lab, equipment and digital evidence, including evidence backups.
• Individuals will work closely with the digital forensic investigator and investigation teams.
• An individual workplan will be developed for the intern to ensure the most meaningful engagement.
• 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 the audience
• Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
• 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
Planning & Organizing:
• Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
• Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
• Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
• Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
• Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
• Uses time efficiently
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the
internship programme. However, applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work
experience in their UN Personal History Profile (PHP).
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 in Digital Forensics;
(b) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must
commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;
(c) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum
Bachelor's level or equivalent).
• 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 Secretariat. Fluency in
spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official
UN language is desirable. The official languages of the United Nations Secretariat are
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the Hiring Manager directly for further