Application process and requirements
Participants in the internship programme are selected from 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, within these disciplines, who have specialized in human rights issues. Typically, interns do not have previous working experience of this nature. Applicants must be sponsored by an academic institution. 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. Applicants should submit the following documentation: - a covering letter stating the reason for applying to the internship programme, indicating the benefits which are expected to be derived from the internship and career goals; - a duly completed and signed internship application form; - a list of courses taken and transcripts of grades; - sample of their research work.