Legal Intern


Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :31-Dec-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :34d 16h 41m
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
31-Dec-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground and in 170 countries and territories, we offer global prospective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

The Office of Legal Services (OLS) serves as in-house counsel in UNDP. The Corporate and Institutional Law Practice (C&I) handles the Organization’s institutional and commercial legal matters, including contracts, privileges and immunities, and legal aspects of financing agreements and programming issues.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Senior Legal Advisor and Head of C&I, the intern’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Assignments ranging from review and assistance to LO lawyers on claims, contracts, agreements and intellectual property matters as well as research on various projects. The internship allows for a great deal of interaction and opportunity to receive guidance from and engage with the LO lawyers.


Competencies

Functional:

Strong organizational and research skills;

Excellent analytical, communication (oral and written) and writing skills;

Excellent interpersonal skills;

Respect for diversity: understanding of the United Nations system, operations and structures;

Work under minimum supervision and tight deadlines;

Computer proficiency: MS Office applications

Corporate:

Demonstrate integrity and fairness, by modeling the UN/UNDP values and ethical standards;

Promote the vision, mission and strategic goals of UN/UNDP;

Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

In order to qualify for the program, the student must be enrolled in a graduate-level degree program leading to a Juris Doctor degree, Master of Laws (LLM) or one that is comparable if outside the United States.  If the applicant has graduated, the internship must commence within one year of graduation.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of another United Nations official language is desirable (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).

 


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