Internships for graduate students are available at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Application Deadline: 30th September, 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: All
To be taken at (country): Geneva, Switzerland
Eligibility: Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
- Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in the link below) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation, as provided for in section 11.4 of the present instruction.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Internship: United Nations internships are not remunerated and interns are not considered officials or staff members of the Organization. Travel costs and living expenses must be borne by the interns themselves or by a sponsoring institution. Interns are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and for obtaining visas. In Geneva, interns are provided, upon arrival, with a Swiss ID card for the duration of the internship by OHCHR’s Administrative Section. They are also provided with a U.N. ground pass, a library card and general information about OHCHR and the United Nations.
The relationship between the Organization and the intern is one of mutual benefit. Interns are assigned to an organizational unit of OHCHR according to the needs of the Office and their own areas of interest. They are involved, inter alia, in: researching human rights issues, drafting analytical papers and reports, providing substantive and technical servicing of meetings, backstopping fact-finding and technical cooperation activities as well as field operations and supporting other OHCHR activities, depending on the exigencies of the Office. As part of the internship programme, OHCHR endeavours to brief interns through a series of information sessions on human rights issues conducted by staff of the Office.
Duration of Internship:
Award Provider: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHRCR)