Internship – Projects Coordination and Sustainability Assistant

United Nations Chief Executives Board (CEB)


Work Location
Montreal, Canada.
Expected duration
The duration of the internship is six months. The intern is expected to work five days a week, on a full-time basis.
Duties and Responsibilities
THE ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING The Bureau of Administration and Services (ADB) plays a lead role in the effective and efficient administrative management of the Organization by ensuring the provision of high-quality physical and human resources, by applying the highest standards of work ethics and conduct, and by using results based management skills and tools to support the Organization in implementing its Strategic Objectives, in order to serve all stakeholders of the world aviation community. Languages, Publications and Conference Management (LPC) provides interpretation, translation, editorial in the six ICAO working languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) and conference management services. Based on the principle of simultaneous distribution of meeting documentation to governing bodies, it ensures the issuance of papers and the provision of interpretation services to Council, its subsidiary bodies, the Air Navigation Commission and other ICAO meetings held within and away from Headquarters. As member of the Interpretation and Conference Services Section (ICS), the Conference Services (COS) Unit is committed to client satisfaction, fulfillment of compliance obligations, protection of the environment and provision of safe and healthy working conditions, while providing sustainable conference management services. We are committed to fulfill legal and standardized requirements to protect the environment, eliminate occupational health and safety hazards and risks for the prevention of work-related injury and ill health. By consulting with and encouraging the participation of our staff, the continuous improvement of the Quality, Environment, Occupational Health and Safety Management System (QEHSMS) is ensured. COS conforms to the requirements of International Standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, ISO 20109:2016 and ISO 2609:2016. Part of the Conference Services (COS) Unit, the Intern, Registration Assistant reports to the Registration Coordinator who assigns tasks and decides on priorities. The intern will work mainly in-person and must be present on site. The intern may work remotely when possible, and for limited number of days per month. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Collaborates in developing a project management dashboard to facilitate the monitoring of project execution and prepares a monthly report of project status. • Collaborates with the team to assist in researching, planning, organizing, and executing on sustainable conference management. • Assists in research work on sustainable conference management. • Coordinates with event partners, sponsors, and stakeholders to ensure alignment with International Standards and/or sustainability goals. • Develops communication tools, messages, and presentations on COS initiatives, projects and accomplishments. • Assists in conference registration for virtual/hybrid meetings’ registration and check-in processes. • Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications/special skills
At the time of application, applicants are required to have enrolled at least in the first year of studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
Essential: Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English. Desirable: A working knowledge of any other language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).
Additional Information
Please note that this is a locally recruited position and restricted to Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Canada, and applicants with Canadian work permit. Interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, remote working and living expenses must be borne by the intern. Interns shall not be eligible to be engaged in any other form of employment within ICAO during the period of internship and shall not be eligible to apply for or be appointed to any post in the Secretariat or be contracted for any other remunerated employment with ICAO for the six months immediately following the end of their internship.
Intern Specific text
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee

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