Office of Legal Affairs
Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the
Legal Counsel of the United Nations: Mr. Nicolas Michel
Vacancies and Internships
The OLA vacancies are managed by the United Nations Office for Human Resources Management (UN OHRM). For more information on available vacancies and procedures to follow please visit the UN
Galaxy e-staffing system web page.
The United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) offers an internship program to individuals who have obtained a law degree. Admission to the OLA internship program is highly competitive. Prospective interns are encouraged to apply six to nine months in advance of the desired internship period. The United Nations is unable to provide any financial assistance or remuneration to interns, and service as an intern must entail no financial implications for the United Nations.
Interns are normally requested to undertake tasks
in connection with the ongoing projects under the supervision of
a legal officer of the respective Section/Division of the Office of
Legal Affairs. In determining the area and substance of the intern's
work, due consideration is given to the nature of the projects currently
being undertaken in that area and of the purpose of the internship
as expressed by the sponsoring institution or the intern. The program
is for an initial period of two months three times a year (mid-January
to mid-March (spring session); early June to early August (summer session)
and early September to end-October (fall session)).
- First level university degree or advanced university degree in international law or international private law.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English; working knowledge of other UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) are welcome.
- Computer skills, including familiarity with applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet research. Familiarity with HTML and electronic document management an asset.
- A duly completed, official UN Internship Application Form (P.135) in English or French;
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae (resume);
- An essay (150-250 words) stating the reasons for which an internship with the OLA is sought;
- Applications are to be submitted no earlier than 12 months and no later than 6 months before the start of the desired internship period.
Send information to:
Internship Coordinator Room S-2590D United Nations New
York, N.Y. 10017, U.S.A. E-mail: OHRM_interns@un.org.
For more information, please visit the internship
website at http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/sds/internsh/index.htm
application form P.135
in English [Word
in French [Word