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Internship: Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in NewYork / USA August 2012


INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York, offers three internship sessions per year.

The program, which is highly selective, offers interns the opportunity to follow the activities of the Delegation in UN bodies such as the Security Council, General Assembly and its various committees.

Please note internships are voluntary (unpaid), and interns will be required to work full-time (35-40 hours per week) during their internship period.

Only applicants who fulfil the following criteria will be considered.

Prospective interns must
hold a valid passport from one of the 27 EU Member States
have completed minimum three years of university-level courses preferably in political science, economics, development studies, environment studies, human rights/humanitarian law
be fluent in English, the main working language of the Delegation
provide proof of comprehensive medical and accident insurance that is valid in the USA and Canada (covering hospitalization, surgery, and repatriation, if necessary)
knowledge of French is preferable
not have already benefited from previous in-service training or employment (paid or unpaid) with any of the EU institutions or bodies for more than six weeks. Similarly, the Delegation cannot recruit a Blue Book candidate who has already performed his/her internship; on the contrary, a Blue Book candidate who has never performed a traineeship may apply for an unpaid internship

Deadlines for future sessions are as follows:
15 January for internship starting September to December
31 May for internship starting January (the next year) to April
31 August for internship starting May (the next year) to July

To apply, please download and complete the application form and email your application packet to the Internship Coordinator.

The application packet must include:
completed application
resume
letter of motivation
letters of recommendation from a current or former professor or employer.

Please note, the European Union's Washington DC and Geneva delegations also offer internships.