Interested in a career with the UN or other international organisation?

We’ve received this information about a new career platform UNjobfinder.org that might be of interest. All services are completely free of charge.

This is what they say:

Working for an international organizations, like the United Nations, is a goal for many graduates. UNjobfinder supports people in achieving this. We gather vacant jobs and internships from more than 1,000 global organizations, including UN agencies, international financial institutions and the most influential International NGO’s. We also provide valuable career advice based on our unique expertise that we gained from working in this sector. Please find below some of the articles which could support your students:

How to apply for an internship within the UN:

https://unjobfinder.org/articles/how-to-secure-an-internship-with-the-un–step-by-step

Tips on how to get a junior position within the UN:

https://unjobfinder.org/articles/jpo-programme-one-of-the-best-UN-career-entry-points

Top tips for writing CVs and cover letters:

https://unjobfinder.org/articles/get-to-know-carl-and-cari—your-door-openers-to-a-development-career

UNjobfinder’s guide to volunteering:

https://unjobfinder.org/articles/unjobfinders-guide-to-becoming-a-un-volunteer

10 tips on career paths in humanitarian work:

https://unjobfinder.org/articles/make-a-difference—10-development-career-paths

10 false myths about working at the United Nations:

http://ow.ly/SdTtE

UNjobfinder Career Podcast

In each episode we interview a person with a remarkable career in the UN or other global organizations. Get career advice and listen to their experiences here:

https://unjobfinder.org/career-resources

UNjobfinder.org is a service from INTALMA, a Swedish social enterprise. We are not affiliated with the United Nations but many UN-organisations are active partners.

Public Policy week this week – lots of events!

**This event has now passed but this post is retained to offer inspiration and information for your job research**

Information from KCL Think Tank Society:

‘Careers in Public Policy Week – Working for a Think Tank

(please see their website for other events this week – link in text below). 

As some of you may know this up coming week Monday 28th January – Friday 1st February marks Careers in Public Policy Week. Jointly organised by the King’s College Careers service, KCL Think Tank, KCL Politics Society and KCL MUN Public Policy Week will provide a series of events, workshops and networking events for any who are interested in a career in politics or public policy.

The first event of this exciting week is organised by the KCL Think Tank, the aim of this event is to answer any questions society students may have on how to enter a think tank, what kind of work to expect and why it is a valuable career path. The event will start as a regular presentation where panellists can each present their own think tank and present their current position and their areas of expertise. The panellists will also shed some light on their previous experience and how they entered the think tank world, as to make students aware of the various routes into the profession. Lastly, the presentations will also touch upon some of the necessary skills to work in a think tank.

The event will be followed by a wine reception, which provides a great opportunity for networking with our speakers.

When? Monday 28th January 2013, 18:30 to 20:00

Location: Old Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29), KCL Strand Campus

Speakers:

– Tim Knox (Director at Centre for Policy Studies)

– Matt Tinsley (Economics & Social Policy Research Fellow at Policy Exchange)

– Katharina Klebba (Project Coordinator at Institute for Strategic Dialogue)

– Stephen Tindale (Associate Fellow at Centre for European Reform)

– Ellie Cumbo (Fabian Society)

For more information on speakers, please have a look at the Facebook event or on our website .  For the full list of events that will take place throughout the week please click the following link .