One Month Summer Internship at the United Nations. Act Now!

The Mennonite Central Committee offers the following internship.  This sounds like a great opportunity. -JF

 

MCC UN Liaison Office Summer Internship 2012

Term: 

1 month

Date Opened: 

April 30, 2012

Date Required: 

Available Now

Synopsis: 
A one month unpaid internship, providing research and monitoring international policies in the Great Lakes region of Africa and food and hunger policies.
 
The intern will have the opportunity to network with members of the broader UN and NGO communities and develop related skills while attending and reporting on meetings and presentations.
 
Housing will be provided at the Mennohouse located 15 minutes from the office.
Interested applicants should answer the following two questions and email their responses to the Mennonite Central Committee UN Liaison Office (unoffice2@mcc.org).
 
The deadline for applications is Friday, May 18, 2012. Interviews will be conducted with a limited number of candidates by phone during the two weeks following the application deadline.
The successful applicant will be notified of his or her acceptance by Friday, June 1, 2012.
 
Questions:
Why do you wish to serve in this position?
What do you hope to gain from this internship?
 
Qualifications: 
Interest in biblical and Anabaptist perspectives on international public policy
Basic research and written communication skills
Enrolled in a college or university with a background in peace studies, communication, political science or related fields
 
Assignment Description: 
The Intern will report to the Program Associate. The intern should be independent, motivated, flexible, and be able to work well individually.
 
Duties: 
Advocacy 80%:
Monitor and analyze United Nations resolutions and international policies
Tracking developments in mainstream and specialty media sources

Meetings 20%:
Attend meetings as required and provide reports on the meetings
Participate in prayer and weekly staff devotionals

 
Location Description:
The MCC UN office is located at 777 United Nations Plaza, New York New York.
New York and the surrounding boroughs is a very high paced city with about 8 million residents.
Public Transportation is very accessible and widely available.

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