Intern, Human Rights Policy

United Nations Foundation
Washington, DC
Nov 26, 2021
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
Position OverviewThe United Nations Foundation links the UN's work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and US-UN relations.The UN Foundation also supports the UN's critical work to ensure that all people everywhere can enjoy the rights contained in the UN Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and accompanying international laws and treaties. As human rights and fundamental freedoms come under pressure across the globe, this task is more urgent than ever. The Human Rights Policy Intern will help monitor, track, and analyze developments relating to the human rights agenda in the UN General Assembly, Security Council, Human Rights Council, and other fora.The Human Rights Policy Intern will report to the Director, Executive Operations. This will be a remote internship working under the supervision of UNF's New York Office.Essential FunctionsProvide coverage of virtual meetings of the UN General Assembly, Human Rights Council, and Security Council pertaining to human rights and draft readouts on key themes/takeaways.Help track UN activity on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and LGBTI diversity.Assist in compiling weekly update emails on human rights and peace & security discussions at the UN for internal circulation.Support research and draft background documents and meeting briefs.Participate in internal team meetings and provide support where necessary.Assist with preparation, execution, and follow-up of UN Foundation webinars and meetings.Provide flexible writing and research support to the New York Office team.Other duties as assigned.Selection CriteriaEnrolled in an accredited college or university program at the graduate level, or have recently received their Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.Bachelor's degree required.Demonstrated interest in the UN, human rights, and international affairs required - interest in non-profit sector highly preferred.Strong research, writing, analytical and interpersonal skills.Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter - while also contributing to a strong team environment.Experience with supporting the planning and execution of events.Fast and organized learner with attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.Must have a personal laptop computer and access to the Internet.Must be available to work a maximum of 29 hours per week.Must be authorized to work in the United States.Please note that Spring 2022 internships are remote, paid opportunities from January 18-April 29, 2022The United Nations Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. The United Nations Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.MRNsBnIr3Q

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