Vacancy Announcement – Internship/Traineeship – International Law

Organizational Unit: Knowledge Systems Innovation Section (KSI)

Duration of contract: Minimum 6 months

Indicative starting date: 15 January 2018

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline for Application: 15 December 2017

General objectives

The Knowledge Systems Innovation Section (KSI) is offering an internship/traineeship position for young professionals or postgraduate students. The working experience is designed to allow interns/trainees to strengthen their knowledge and gain practical experience in the training and learning fields, dealing with a variety of related aspects ranging from innovation and technology-enhanced learning to quality assurance. They will also benefit from working in a multicultural and vibrant environment.

The Knowledge Systems Innovation section implements innovative learning solutions and disseminates results to enable the diversification of the Institute’s learning and training portfolio.

You can find out more about our work by visiting our page:

KSI is now accepting applications from interested and qualified candidates for an internship/traineeship of a minimum period of six months on a full-time basis at UNITAR headquarters in Geneva.

Overview of responsibilities

The intern/trainee will be involved with the overall work and responsibilities of the section, and specifically assisting with the International Law portfolio. Some responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research on international law to be translated into learning products
  • Contribute to the development of online courses on international law
  • Assist with the organisation of workshops on international law
  • Contribute with the drafting of implementation/evaluation report
  • Assist in partnership building

Specific terms of reference (ToRs) will be established in accordance with ongoing projects. ToRs will also include learning outcomes on specific skills to be developed during internship/traineeship assignment.


We are looking for candidates with an academic background (LLM or PhD) in international law or environmental law.

A high level of individual responsibility, commitment and initiative, knowledge of MS Office package and computer skills to deal with a variety of tools are required. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator and familiarity with web 2.0 technologies are highly desirable.


Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of Spanish and French highly desirable.

How to apply

Send your CV and motivation letter to quoting “Traineeship – International Law” in your subject line.

Interns/Trainees are not financially remunerated by UNITAR. They receive a monthly lump-sum to cover transportation.