Check with your internship coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Secretary-General is responsible for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). The Secretary-General has delegated this responsibility to the Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the UNJSPF (RSG). The RSG is, in turn, assisted in this function by the Office of Investment Management (OIM). OIM manages a $70+ billion multi-asset class, global investment portfolio, about 85% of which is actively managed in-house. Asset classes under management comprise global equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, timber and commodities. OIM’s staff are all based in New York, but come from over 30 countries. For more information please visit OIM's website at https://oim.unjspf.org/.OIM is currently recruiting interns for a 3 to 6 months period during 1 April 2020 through 31 December 2020. We are seeking highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students who wish to gain professional experience in investment matters pertaining to the investment of assets within an international organization. This internship will include practical experience, which provides the opportunity to work in a multicultural international organization. Under the supervision of an OIM staff member, interns are assigned to specific projects and tasks. Responsibilities • Support OIM's Legal Officer with a wide range of legal matters pertaining to the investment of the assets of the UNJPSF;• Reviewing and summarizing key transactional issues relating to proposed alternative and real asset investments;• Assisting investment officers with compliance matters relating to equity trades;• Responding to information and document requests by various UNJSPF counterparties;• Maintaining an inventory of agreements with investment advisors or managers, market data suppliers and other service providers;• Assist with governance related matters;• Develop legal reference tools to support and facilitate the completion of transactions• Review and prepare summaries of reports, and memoranda.Competencies •Professionalism•Communication•Teamwork Education To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants, at the time of application, must meet one of the following requirements:(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or(c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.Candidates working towards a graduate law degree are preferred.Work Experience Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete and attach a 1-2 Page CV/Resume (see Special Notice for details).Exposure to the practice of law at a law firm or in-house legal department responsible for corporate, commercial, mergers and acquisitions, private equity or other private market investments is desirable.Languages Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official working language, i.e. French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish, is an advantage.Assessment Should there be a need for an intern that matches the applicant's profile, she/he will be contacted directly. Due to the large number of applications, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Special Notice TO APPLY (in addition to the PHP):1) Complete a 2 paragraph cover letter highlighting how you meet the required and desirable education and work experience criteria. In addition, please include the following in your cover letter:a) Title of the degree being pursued and the expected graduation date or actual graduation date, if graduated within the past year;b) Your availability for the internship with OIM for at least a 3 month period, during 01 April 2020 – 30 September 20202) We strongly recommend attaching a 1-2 Page CV/Resume.PLEASE NOTE THAT INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.Important Note on General UN rules on internships:• The duration of the internship is a minimum of two (2) months to a maximum of six (6) months, depending upon the particular needs of the division.• UNJPSF internships are not paid. Travel costs, travel arrangements (including visas), and living accommodations are the responsibility of the intern or their sponsoring institution.• UNJSPF interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any position in the professional or above categories, within the UN Secretariat for a period of six (6) months following the end of their internship. Any employment with the UN at that point in time shall be subject to established recruitment and selection procedures.• Internship positions are full-time.