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I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at United Nations.
Interview Details – I applied for the international internship program offered by the UN. With just a month before the start date I received an email saying if I am still interested in the position. As I was, I submitted two references and then the Human Resources department sent me an acceptance letter. No phone calls, no in person interviews.
Interview Question – There was no interview. View Answers (2)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at United Nations.
Interview Details – Registered online with the INSPIRA process. Mailed the department directly through the official website.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at United Nations in September 2012.
Interview Details – I first applied online through the UN career website. I had to submit my resume and fill in online form specifying my previous experiences and educational background. A part of this process was creating your profile where you indicate your areas of interest and expertise. I have not heard from their Internship program for another 2 months before I contacted them with a question. In two weeks after my e-mail I received an e-mail from my supervisor who asked if I might be interested in interning with her department in role of legal assistant. I was definitely very interested and excited about this opportunity. We scheduled the telephone interview that went extremely well, and in a couple of weeks I have got the offer.
Interview Question – Are you sure that this experience/internship will be useful for you taking into account your previous work experience and educational background? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – unpaid intership
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at United Nations in August 2011.
Interview Details – I got an email and was invited for one on one interview. After the interview they asked me to write an article and send it to them. After the submission, they got back to me in a few days with an offer. Overall, good interview experience.
Interview Question – Walk me through your resume? View Answer
I applied online - interviewed at United Nations in October 2013.
Interview Details – I waited for three months for an interview with UN HQ for an internship. I applied directly to the department I was interested in. I was rejected for the position I originally applied but was suggested to do an interview with another position. Questions were pretty general and simple. I had to go through 2 interviews and was offered a position in three days.
Negotiation Details – Internship, no paid salary
I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at United Nations in November 2011.
Interview Details – Fairly easy, competency based interviews. They contacted me from a database of potential interns in a different office but I thought the opportunity was interesting and had a panel interview with about 5 people in a small office where I was asked basic questions. Took about an hour and got the offer the following day.
Interview Question – What your work ethic is? View Answer
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at United Nations in July 2011.
Interview Details –
I sent an email to a senior official at the department I was interested in working with and he replied back quickly as he was hiring interns at the moment.
We just exchanged a few emails back and forth and he asked me to come over for a brief chat.
Then I signed the contract the next day.
Negotiation Details – You have to do a lot of research on what publications the interviewer has done in the past and what his current research topic is.
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