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Internship Opportunity: United Nations Unpaid

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Internship Opportunity: United Nations Unpaid

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

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: New York, NY

Sector: Policy

Start Date: Flexible

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time CommitmentFull-time

Desired Class Year: Graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: June 4th, 2020

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

The United Nations came into being in 1945, following the devastation of the Second World War, with one central mission: the maintenance of international peace and security. The UN does this by working to prevent conflict; helping parties in conflict make peace; peacekeeping; and creating the conditions to allow peace to hold and flourish. These activities often overlap and should reinforce one another, to be effective. The UN Security Council has the primary responsibility for international peace and security. The General Assembly and the Secretary-General play major, important, and complementary roles, along with other UN offices and bodies.

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


  • Support the preparation of senior-level management meetings, conferences and retreats
  • Support the preparation of background and option papers
  • Support the tracking and analysis of decisions and their implementation
  • Assist in the preparation of speeches and talking points


  • Support analytics on UN system-wide / cross-cutting needs, priorities, resources, risks and performance
  • Support the analytics teams in maintaining key data sets, data models, indices and reports
  • Develop dashboards and visualizations for senior managers and provide user support
  • Support data mining, process optimization, metrics development and forecasting


  • Help monitor, identify and analyze geographic, political and thematic global trends
  • Support the preparation of analytical reports, papers, talking points and correspondences
  • Assist in coordinating the formulation of strategies, programmes and policies
  • Support the preparation of meetings, events, talks and visits

How to apply:

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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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