|Created in July 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly and grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
The UN Women Internship Programme offers a small group of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UN Women’s work. It is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law and public policies. We accept students currently enrolled in a master’s, post-master’s or doctorate programme, or in the final year of a bachelor’s programme as well as recent graduates (maximum one year after graduation).
All students that have been selected for a UN Women internship have undergone a rigorous selection process to ensure that the individual’s academic background and skill set best fits the organization’s mandate.
Duties and Responsibilities
|The primary role of the Civil Society Division is to catalyze, promote and facilitate UN Women’s engagement with civil society. The Division develops strategies for partnerships with civil society organizations (CSOs), women’s rights organizations and networks, and our Civil Society Advisory Groups at the country, regional and global level. The Division also leads the work on supporting civil society movement building, movement protection and solidarity. The Division’s work is anchored in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the Beijing Platform for Action, and focuses on amplifying the principles of leaving no one behind. As such, the Division employs an intersectional approach to its catalytic work. UN Women also supports civil society participation in a number of intergovernmental processes, including the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Outreach to non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council assists their contributions to discussions at the Commission on the Status of Women and major international conferences.
Under the supervision of the Communications Analyst, the intern shall perform a variety of tasks which may vary in accordance with the priorities of the Division, namely:
|Core Values and Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Required Skills and Experience
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.
UN Women Internship Policy:
Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship:
The intern must provide proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrolment, a scanned copy of his/her passport, two letters of recommendation, and application. The intern must be available to start ASAP.