UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


The Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) section is part of the Policy Division at UN Women Headquarters in New York.  The section is responsible for a number of functions including policy and technical advice to regional and country offices on EVAW, supporting the normative work on EVAW at the global level and developing and managing global level programmes.


The UN Women EVAW section is seeking an intern to support the Section in Qs 1-2 2024 with intergovernmental, knowledge management and communications related tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the EVAW Chief of Section and/or Policy Specialist on Multi-Sectoral Services and working in close coordination with the EVAW section personnel, the intern will support the outlined areas of responsibility below:


  1. Communications
    1. Support basic communications design needs and provide new ideas on communications for the section, including development of social media assets;
    2. Provide coordination support for the EVAW section with the communications section;
    3. Support implementation of other specific communications-related activities as needed;
    4. Support the maintenance of online repositories, e.g., updating the EVAW calendar with key events, learning activities and maintaining the list of EVAW Focal Points as needed.
  2. Knowledge management and production
    1. Assist in the identification and mapping of existing and new knowledge management products and connect with visibility/communication and dissemination opportunities;
    2. Support work on strengthening the EVAW virtual knowledge center (VKC);
    3. Assist in the collation of lessons and information from Country Offices and Reginal Offices to strengthen planned products including the development of the ‘EVAW Impact Report’;
    4. Support the conceptualization, development and finalization of knowledge products for different projects and programmes.
  3. Intergovernmental support
    1. Consolidate submissions from Member States, UN agencies and other relevant stakeholders, summarizing relevant inputs from these submissions for inclusion in the 2024 SG reports on elimination of violence against women and girls and trafficking in women and girls;
    2. Support the development of data visualization products, e.g., infographics highlighting key information and recommendations from the 2024 SG reports.
  4.   Perform any other duties as required by the Chief of Section.


In addition to the above the interns will have the following learning objectives for the duration of the internship:

  • Gain insight on strategies and approaches for Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) and UN Women’s role and mandate in this regard.
  • Gain experience and understanding of the work of the UN system and UN Women.
  • Understand the linkages and importance of knowledge generation, systematization and communication of results; capacity development efforts, in addition to intergovernmental processes.




Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of advancing gender equality or ending violence against women

         Aptitude in dealing with data and information with high accuracy

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Technologically adept
  • Strong knowledge of MS office applications and in particular excel
  • Experience with data management and research is an asset
  • Experience or interest in communications for development
  • Experience with SharePoint is an asset
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Team player with strong inter-personnel skills
  • Communications and visibility or story writing skills are desired

Required Skills and Experience



  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: international development, law, political science, gender studies, social work, knowledge management, communications, statistics, communications or other similar subject at the university level.  
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a two-year period of graduation; or
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program which is part of a degree programme and undertake the internship as part of the program requirements.



  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of an additional language is a strong advantage.



Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.


Application Information:

  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).  



In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

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