The International Seabed Authority (ISA) in cooperation with National Oceanography Centre (NOC) Southampton, UK, is offering one (1) internship placement to candidates with a background and interest in:
a) Marine Sciences (deep-sea biological sampling, faunal assemblages found in deep sea areas of exploration of mineral resources and taxonomy) or
b) Related fields (oceanographic data collection, interpretation, environmental sciences, statistical analysis), within the Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources (OEMMR).
The internship opportunity is open to candidates, 35 years and under, from developing member States, seeking to improve their knowledge and skills while learning more about the work of the Authority.
The two (2) month internship (1 June 2xxx - x1 July 2020) is financially supported in the amount of USD$5,000.
Interns work five days per week (full time - 37.5 hours) under the supervision of the Environmental Analyst.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
1. Compile, synthesize and review environmental information associated with the work currently undertaken for the development of regional environmental management plans (REMPs), and other activities related to Marine Scientific Research programme.
2. Perform other duties as assigned.
Objective and Deliverables / Results expected
The intern is expected to effectively deliver the results of scientific synthesis in the form of data reports and presentations. The intern is also expected to significantly contribute to developing and maintaining collaborative efforts with relevant stakeholders for improved sharing of data and information.
* 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 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.
* 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.
To qualify for an internship within the Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources (OEMMR) of The International Seabed Authority Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Applications are sought from either students or young governmental officials.
1. Student applicants must:
(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme or related field (second university degree
or equivalent, or higher); or
(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree
programme or related field (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
(c) have graduated with a university degree or related field (as defined in (a) or (b) above).
2. Young government officials must have a university degree.
3. Be computer literate in standard word processing and spreadsheets software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel or similar.
4. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the Authority; and
5. 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.
Applicants are not required to have professional experience for participation in the programme. However, research experience in in marine sciences (deep-sea biological sampling, faunal assemblages found in deep sea areas of exploration of mineral resources and taxonomy) or related fields (oceanographic data collection, interpretation, environmental sciences, statistical analysis) would be desirable.
English or French are the working languages of ISA. For the internship advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration.
KINDLY NOTE THAT THIS POSITION IS ADVERTISED SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF AN INTERNSHIP WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY.
A completed online application (Cover Note, Personal History Profile, Nomination Form and Supplemental Application Form) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
1. The Cover Note must include:
(a) Title of degree you are currently pursuing
(b) Graduation Date (when will you be graduating from the programme)
(c) List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
(d) List your top three areas of interest/department preferences
(e) Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department
(f) Explain your interest in the ISA Internship Programme
(g) Proof of English level proficiency is desirable.
2. In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
3. The Nomination Form should be filled out by the relevant officials of the nominating body.
4. ISA Forms (Supplemental Application Form and Nominating Form) can be found at this link (please copy and paste in your browser) -> https://wxx.xxx.xxx.xx/xxxxxxxx/xxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxx-0
5. Other requirements
(a) Interns shall be required to sign a confidentiality agreement with the Authority.
(b) At the end of the Internship period, interns shall submit a report on the outcome of their
internship and how it will have an impact on their career path. Upon successful completion
of the internship, the Authority will issue certificates to the interns.
Interns are responsible, where appropriate, for obtaining the necessary transit visas.
The Authority will facilitate the required visa to Jamaica.
7. Medical Insurance
(a) The Authority accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs
arising from injury, illness or death that may occur during an internship.
(b) Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage to cover
the full period of the internship at the duty station and provide a medical certificate of good
health prior to the commencement of the internship.
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