Internship - Administration

International Seabed Authority, Kingston, Jamaica

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th September, 2021

Job Description


This opportunity is designed for an intern to work with a range of experienced administrative professionals.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify workflows and assess requirements for clients;
  • Help facilitate an understanding of client needs and identify, test solutions;
  • Research, identify, and test tools and resources to support analysis of various data sources;
  • Collect and clean data and information;
  • Help develop procedures and guidance for the continued use of selected tools;
  • Generate information graphics to support decision makers in their understanding of workflows and data;
  • Participate in information management discussions and the design of sustainable visualization solutions, including templates and icons;
  • Liaise with relevant in-house and external partners as necessary or requested by the Unit;
  • Identify and communicate with potential partners on areas of shared interest;
  • Provide other assistance as needed.


  • 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 and 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 for Administrative Services of The International Seabed Authority Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in a graduate school programme in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Information Technology or related field (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Information Technology or related field (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
  • have graduated with a university degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Information Technology or related field (as defined in (a) or above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
  • Be computer literate in standard word processing and spreadsheets software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel or similar.
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • 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 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.


  • 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.


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