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- Spring Intern, UN Policy + Advocacy, NY, USA

Spring Intern, UN Policy + Advocacy
Center for Civilians in Conflict

Location: USA – New York, NY

Description –

The goal of CIVIC’s UN program, led by the UN Advisor, is to elevate organizational impact and influence through consistent and coordinated advocacy and policy support on core issues and programs. CIVIC engages primarily with Permanent Missions to the UN, the UN Secretariat, and the New York-based NGO community. 


Internship responsibilities can include, but are not limited to: 

  • Assisting in planning and executing advocacy and policy strategies, including supporting the rollout of CIVIC products for key stakeholders in the New York market, as well as in the Geneva market; 
  • Attending and extensively covering and reporting on events, meetings and other activities, including at UNHQ, and monitoring developments on CIVIC’s core issues and programs in Geneva; 
  • Monitoring and reporting on conflicts, countries of interest and thematic issues, including developments at the UN, particularly the Security Council, General Assembly, Human Rights Council and Peacebuilding Commission, as well as other organs and bodies; 
  • Conducting in-depth research for the purpose of preparing briefing papers, background documents, speeches and other organizational advocacy and policy material; 
  • Maintaining and expanding CIVIC’s contact network with key stakeholders in the New York and Geneva market; 
  • Copy-editing and reviewing organizational documents including supporter communications, press releases, blog posts, op-eds, letters of inquiry, 
  • Functioning as a self-sustaining member of our team. 


This is a unique opportunity to help build CIVIC’s advocacy and policy engagement with the UN. Applicants should be flexible and have confidence in handling multiple tasks, as well as the ability to work independently. Applicants are expected to have excellent writing and research skills and should anticipate using these skills frequently. Interns will be expected to maintain a level of confidentiality and discretion when working with sensitive information.


This internship is open to current graduate level students, those who have recently completed graduate studies, or those with an undergraduate degree and relevant work experience. 


Minimum Time Requirement: This is a full-time internship (35-40 hours per week) and interns should be available for a period of at least four months, beginning in January 2018. 


This is an unpaid internship; interns working in the Washington DC or New York office qualify for a small daily stipend for food and travel. 


Please apply on this website.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply early. Deadline is October 15, 2017.

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Posted on 1 September 2017
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