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Internship Opportunity: Center for UN Reform Education

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: New York, NY

Sector: Non-profit, Education reform

Start Date: Summer 2019

Wage or benefits: Please note that this is an unpaid internship but the Center will provide a small stipend covering local travel costs. We recommend all prospective candidates to seek financial assistance from their academic institutions or seek outside fellowships, grants and personal resources. The Center cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.

Time Commitment: Up to 40 hours per week for at least 8 weeks

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years, including graduate students  

Desired Major or Interest: The Center's internship program offers advanced undergraduates and graduate students in Political Science, International Relations, International Law, Modern History or other relevant subjects opportunities to get an in-depth perspective on current UN reform issues on either full or part-time basis.

Application Deadline: April 19, 2019

Organization website: http://www.centerforunreform.org/

Brief Description of the organization:

The Center for U.N. Reform Education is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization. Founded in 1978, the mission of the Center is to encourage, generate and sustain discussion of various specific proposals to reform and restructure the United Nations.

The Center for UN Reform Education was founded in 1978 following a conference on UN reform at Villanova University. Over the last 30 years the Center has filled an important gap in the UN community by publishing cutting edge research on mid-term and long-term proposals on the reform of the United Nations system. By doing so, the Center has promoted discussion on issues including weighted voting, E-democracy, and restructuring of the UN's principal organs including the Security Council and the General Assembly. Following the 2005 World Summit, the Center has expanded its research agenda to include ongoing reform proposals as agreed to by Member States. The Center is associated with the Department of Public Information (DPI) at the United Nations. The Center does not take positions regarding specific proposals.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

The Center's internship program offers advanced undergraduates and graduate students in Political Science, International Relations, International Law, Modern History or other relevant subjects opportunities to get an in-depth perspective on current UN reform issues on either full or part-time basis. Articles by interns feature regularly on the Center's website. Please note that the Center is not in a position to sponsor visas for foreign nationals.

CURE is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to help manage and conduct research on relevant UN reform issues, taking notes of meetings and preparing documents, among other logistical and administrative tasks. The expected committed is a minimum of 20 hours per week for a minimum of three months, and should be able to start as soon as possible.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the overall process of planning and carrying out the research projects of CURE
  • Research and communication: researching current issues on UN reform, writing articles on UN reform issues for CURE's online and written publications, attending relevant meetings at the UN, analyzing reports and statements from UN Member States, conducting interviews with relevant stakeholders, among other tasks
  • Website/social media management: posting articles and publications on meetings and developments on UN reform, updating Twitter and Facebook feeds
  • Administrative duties: scanning documents, answering phone calls and e-mails
  • Fundraising: Assist with the Center’s fundraising strategies.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in English
  • Advanced undergraduate/recent graduate/graduate student in International Relations, History, Political Science or related field
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of UN issues
  • Previous work/intern experience in a non-profit environment helpful
  • Pro-active, well organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently within the constraints of tight deadlines
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office software; Microsoft Publisher a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication, research and writing skills

How to apply:

Please apply as soon as possible by sending a cover letter, CV and dates of availability by email to Haselmann@wfm-igp.org with the subject header, "Cure Programme Intern" Application Deadline is April 19th, 2019.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore, it is advised to send in applications early. Short-listed candidates are invited for an interview.

Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please be sure to indicate your available start date. No phone inquiries please.

See http://www.centerforunreform.org/?q=node/16 for more details.

This is an unpaid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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