2017 Women, Peace and Security Policy Research Internship
Application Deadline: 23 December 2016
The Women, Peace and Security Policy Research Internship, based in New York City, in the office of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security is an unpaid internship offered to current graduate students or professionals with expertise and background in gender, human rights, and international peace and security issues.
This internship is being offered from January – June 2017. The goal of the internship is to engage students and young professionals in civil society efforts to advance the protection of women’s rights, and promotion of women’s participation in peace and security policy at the international level with a particular focus on the UN Security Council and UN Headquarters.
Research interns conduct research, write policy analysis, and contribute to policy advocacy initiatives on issues across the spectrum of peace and security. They interact with NGOWG members and have access to events and policy discussions on gender, peace and security issues within the NGO and UN community. The interns receive a UN pass and are able to access events at UN Headquarters. Each intern will work a minimum of three days in the NGOWG’s office. Throughout their term, the staff and members of the NGOWG will engage interns in ongoing policy research projects and offer a structured mentorship on mainstreaming policy developments in the women, peace and security field at the international level. The fellow’s work will be guided by the Program and Research Manager.
Interns will have the opportunity to engage in an array of NGOWG projects and in the development of policy tools ranging from analytical briefs to focused policy recommendations. The environment is fast-paced with new projects and advocacy opportunities emerging without notice, so interns should be able to work in a responsive, focused and high-performing manner.
The term of this internship is 5 – 6 months, beginning in January 2017, however, we are open to considering different term lengths for exceptional candidates. Should you have any questions regarding options for term length, please e-mail: email@example.com
- Currently be enrolled in a graduate program (MA, MS, PhD) or recently graduated with studies in international relations/affairs, international law, political science, public policy and administration, human rights, international development, international security, feminist theory, gender studies, or a related field;
- Experience in feminist/gender analysis and specific expertise on issues related to gender and conflict is highly regarded; willingness to fill gaps in knowledge and/or experience through additional study is a positive;
- Experience and/or demonstrated interest in policy analysis and research on international security is also highly regarded;
- Background and/or demonstrated interest in the United Nations system, including experience gained as a result of academic study or experiential learning activities such as Model United Nations;
- Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English with high level of writing proficiency;
- Applicants must be able to commit to at least 3 full days per week for 5-6 months;
- Computer proficiency in Windows environment (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and familiarity using Google Docs; content management system (CMS) experience is a plus;
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, exceptional attention to detail, and ability to work quickly and efficiently; and
- Ability to speak additional languages, such as French, Spanish or Arabic an asset, but not required.
- Please note that we are unable to provide work visas for this position.
We ask that all applicants fill out our online application by Friday, 23 December. The application form can be found here: http://womenpeacesecurity.org/application
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