Stages : Les Nations Unis recrute un(e) Stagiaire en Architecte/ Design/ Histoire de l’art à New York, Etats-Unis.







Org. Setting and Reporting

The Department of Operational Support (DOS) provides end-to-end operational support, advisory services and other solutions to the operating entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices-away-from-headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions.

The internship in the Planning, Design and Construction Section (PDCS) of the Facilities and Commercial Activities Service (FCAS) of the Department of Operational Support is for three to six (3-6) months, depending on the Section’s needs.

One of the roles of PDCS is to examine and report on a wide range of building use, facility management matters, Member State Artwork Gifts and workspace accommodations within the United Nations in New York. PDCS continues to monitor the UN complex and update floor plans where necessary. Gift management requires record keeping for over 300 gifts, location placement, document references and condition assessment recording.

The internship is unpaid and can be part time or full time. Interns work four to five days per week (20-35 hours, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday-Friday) under the supervision of the Chief of PDCS and/ or a staff member in the Section to which the intern is assigned. For more information on terms and conditions of UN internship, please visit the UN internet site at .


Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and needs of assignments within the Section, the interns assigned within the work team, as well as the internship period. Under the general supervision of the Chief, Planning, Design and Construction Section (PDCS) and within delegated authority, the PDCS intern will assist with some of the following duties:

•Assist in reviewing existing floor plans and gift list; measure and survey floors and record changes,
•Assist in updating database changes to records in Excel/AutoCAD/ SharePoint and/ or paper records,
•Assist in updating Gift database changes for locations and info with Excel in binders or electronic folders,
•Create a list and organize gifts by floor plans, research files and store in electronic folders;
•Perform other related duties as required.


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 the 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.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.


To qualify for an internship by the United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(1) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(2) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
(3) Have graduated with a university degree as defined in (1) and (2). Preferably in the area of Engineering/Architect/ Design/ Art History or Facilities Management degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher); or if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of an Engineering Architect/ Design/ Art History or Facilities Management degree.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
Computer literacy in standard software applications, including MS Suite (Word, Power Point, Excel), is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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Closing date : March 20th, 2023