Internship programme at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
This internship programme is aimed at graduate students and is available at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - OHCHR.
The aim of the internship is to:
a) increase the intern's understanding of current human rights issues at the international level and give an insight into the work of the United Nations and OHCHR in particular;
b) provide OHCHR and the United Nations Human Rights mechanisms with the assistance and contribution of outstanding students or graduates.
Interns will be involved, inter alia, in: researching human rights issues, drafting analytical papers and reports, providing substantive and technical servicing of meetings, preventing backlog from fact-finding and technical cooperation activities as well as field operations and supporting other OHCHR activities.
Participants must be graduate students and holders of graduate level degrees in disciplines related to the work of the United Nations,e.g. International law, Political Science, History, Social Sciences. Preference will be given to those who have specialized in human rights issues.
United Nations internships are not remunerated. Travel costs and living expenses must be met by the interns themselves. Applicants must be sponsored by an academic institution and must be able to communicate fluenty in English.
Available positions are posted here.