Partnerships Intern Events Coordination

United Nations Office for Project Services

Geneva, Switzerland

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.  

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the UNOPS Geneva office (UNOPS GVA) manages a diversified portfolio of global and country specific funds, programmes and projects. The GVA services includes hosting, fund management, advisory services, project/program implementation, procurement, financial and human resources support. 

UNOPS Geneva is hiring for the position of Partnerships  Intern. Under the direct supervision of  the Partnerships Specialist, the Intern will:

  • Support the participation of the Geneva office in global events: Assist events planning, Coordinate information sharing to facilitate participation, support on events knowledge management and communication
  • Support on other partnerships and communications tasks.

 Functional Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Partnerships Specialist, who provides general guidance, the Intern is responsible for the following: 
  • Global events participation

Support events-related planning: 

  • Identify and research specific events. 
  • Keep calendar and event tracker updated
  • Support events related coordination in planning activities around main dates and events to anticipate for delegations registration and side event applications and proactively reach out when needed;
  • Help develop and maintain tools related to global events
  • Support Coordination and logistics support in the run-up and post-event 
  • International days: draft and coordinate submission for internal comms

Support sharing information sharing related to global events:

  • Identify and share information on events (timelines, application processes, etc)
  • Support regular communications and calls related to global events
  • Develop key documents needed to facilitate participation
  • Respond to global programmes requests and needs related to global events
  • Follow up on key processes (such as registration of delegations, side event applications etc)
  • support on events logistics as needed for events and visits

Support events knowledge management and communication:

  • Develop internal tools, guidance and materials as needed 
  • Facilitate visibility of UNOPS Geneva and of specific global programmes on corporate social media accounts, website and intranet
  • Undertakes research and provides reference materials for preparation of briefs, notes and statements
  • Broader partnership and communications support:
  • Provide ad hoc partnership and communications support as needed.

Education/Experience/Language requirements:


  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in, or have recently completed (within 3 years prior to the application date of the internship) a Bachelor/Master’s/Ph.D. Degree in developmental studies, political science, international relations or related field.


  • One-year of experience in the field of business development, communications, and/or partnerships will be considered an asset.
  • Excellent English writing skill is an asset. 
  • Experience in the usage of computers and software packages (Google Suite/Workspace Office) and experience in handling web-based systems is desirable.


  • Fluency in English  is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.