General guidelines covering the Internship Programme of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
PLEASE NOTE: The UNICRI Internship Programme is in no way connected with appointment to, positions at the professional level and above carrying international recruitment status during the period of the internship or for the six months immediately following the expiration of the internship. For more details, refer to: ST/AI/2014/1
The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) accepts a limited number of unpaid interns for 3 semesters - Spring, Summer and Fall - each year. Available internship openings are posted on UNICRI website.
The objective of the internship programme is to enhance the educational experience of qualified students from diverse academic backgrounds through practical work assignments and on-the-job experience, to expose them to the work of the United Nations and to provide UNICRI with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional fields.
UNICRI will not bear any cost for the internship and all expenses connected with it must be borne by the intern.
I. Applications procedure
The application form specifically designed for the internship programme can be downloaded here
Duly completed application forms should be submitted, preferably, via email to:
Alternatively, a hard copy of the application can be mailed or faxed to:
UNICRI - Internship Coordinator
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10, 10127 Turin, ITALY
Fax: +39-011-63 13 368
Applications must indicate the Internship Opening reference number. Applications that do not quote the reference number and/or are received after the deadline will not be considered.
A separate application is necessary for each internship opening.
Students enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree) or students enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (or their equivalents), who intend to study further or to work in a field relevant to UNICRI’s activities are eligible. Those who graduated with a university degree (bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees), if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
At least two months with a possibility of further extension for a maximum period of up to six months.
- The applicants shall submit to UNICRI the application form vis-à-vis Internship Openings posted on UNICRI website.
- All applications shall be screened by the Human Resources for eligibility.
- The relevant hiring manager shall review the applications.
- Shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for telephone interview.
III. Completion of the programme
- Upon completion of the internship the interns are required to prepare a report on their activities. The supervisors of the interns are requested to certify the content of the report.
The intern will be assigned to the direct supervision of a UNICRI staff member under the overall guidance of the Director.
- Working hours
Interns carry out their assignments according to the schedule of working hours agreed upon with their supervisors; the programme is normally full-time. Interns must provide written notice in case of illness or other unavoidable circumstances, which prevent them from observing these working hours.
- Visa and travel
Interns are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and must comply with local Italian laws concerning police registration. Costs and arrangements for travel, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns.
The United Nations accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury, illness or death that may occur during an internship. 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.
- Use of the UNICRI library
Interns shall be granted access to UNICRI library and its online catalogues.
Interns are required to conduct themselves, at all times, in a manner that is compatible with their responsibilities as UNICRI interns and in accordance with the standards of conduct of international civil servants.
Interns are required to keep confidential any and all unpublished information acquired during the course of their internships and may not publish any reports or papers on the basis of information obtained, unless authorized to do so by UNICRI. Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate UNICRI staff member, interns may not communicate at any time to the media or to any institution, person, Government or any other external party any information that has become known to them by reason of their association with UNICRI that they know or ought to have known has not been made public. Interns may not use any such information without the written authorization of the appropriate official, and such information may never be used for personal gain. These obligations also apply after the end of the internship with UNICRI.
- Privileges and immunities
Interns are not staff members and therefore are not entitled to any privileges and immunities extended by the host country to UNICRI staff members.