Intern – Artificial Intelligence, The Hague, Netherlands At United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

Closing date: Sunday, 13 August 2023

Posting Title: INTERN – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, I (Temporary Job Opening)


Department/Office: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

Duty Station: THE HAGUE

Posting Period: 17 July 2023 – 13 August 2023

Job Opening Number: 23-Natural and Life Sciences-UNICRI-213809-J-The Hague (O)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and ReportingUnited Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is a United Nations entity established in 1968 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice. UNICRI is mandated to assist intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations in formulating and implementing improved policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. UNICRI’ s goals are: – to advance understanding of crime-related problems; – to foster just and efficient criminal justice systems; – to support the respect of international instruments and other standards; – to facilitate international law enforcement cooperation and judicial assistance. See more information on This position is located within UNICRI’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in the Hague, the Netherlands. The internship is for an initial period of 2 months starting in September 2023, with an opportunity of an extension up to a total period of 6 months. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work 5 days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the programme, project or unit to which they are assigned. Currently UNICRI has active Alternate Working Arrangements in place. This means that UNICRI personnel works in a hybrid modality, both from the premises and in telecommuting. In this context, applicants to this Internship position may be requested to undertake the internship also remotely in telecommuting. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely and must have all necessary arrangements and equipment (including a computer and internet connection) to perform assignments in teleworking.


Under the supervision of the Head of the Centre, the intern will assist in the implementation of the activities of UNICRI’s Centre for AI and Robotics, in particular building knowledge and understanding of the risks and benefits of AI and related emerging technologies from the perspective of crime, terrorism and other threats to security through awareness-raising, education and the exchange of information. Examples of duties to be performed by the intern may include: – Conduct research and provide analysis on issues pertaining to the work of the Centre. – Monitor local, regional and international sources for relevant trends, developments, policy developments, articles and news items. – Identify and map relevant communities of stakeholders of relevance to the work of the Centre. – Assist in drafting, preparing and reviewing project documentation, background notes, talking points, articles, presentations etc. – Support the organization of meetings and conferences, preparing agendas, taking notes and drafting follow-up reports. – Attend and prepare actions points steming from conference call and meetings with key partners and stakeholders. – Perform other related duties as assigned.

CompetenciesProfessionalism: -Shows pride in work and in achievements -Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results -Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns -Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges -Remains calm in stressful situations 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 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

Education-Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: a.Be enrolled oh have recently graduated a second university degree or equivalent, or higher (Master’s, PhD); b.Be enrolled in the final academic year or have recently graduated from a first level university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); -Have studied law, international affairs, international politics, criminology, cybersecurity, computer science, or artificial intelligence and machine learning or in a related field. -Be computer literate in standard software applications. -Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; -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.

Work ExperienceNo 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.

LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for this internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

AssessmentPotential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further evaluation. Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Special NoticeA complete online application including online Candidate Profile and the cover letter is required. Please note that documents may only be in English, and that incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship. Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. If interns are required to travel to duty station, costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses shall be the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. The UNICRI Internship Programme is in no way connected with appointment to: a) positions at the professional level and above carrying international recruitment status, b) positions in Field Service category (FS-6 and FS-7), c) positions of consultants and d) positions ofUNICRI fellows during the period of the internship or for the six months immediately following the expiration of the internship. For more details, refer to: ST/AI/2020/1. Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or papers based on such information except with the explicit written authorization of the Chief of CMU. Interns are bound by the same duties and obligations as staff members, and the information to which an intern has access in the course of the internship must not be divulged to external parties. On completion of their internship, interns are required to complete a substantive report on their assignments. This will be included in their file and will be forwarded, upon request, to the sponsoring institution, government body or private organization.

United Nations ConsiderationsAccording to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.



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