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Intern – Rule of Law, United Nations, New York (Apply Now)

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About the Organisation

This Internship is located in the United Nations Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict (TOE), Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSG-SVC). The TOE was created by United Nations Security Council resolution 1888 (2009) with the purpose of assisting national authorities in strengthening the rule of law, with the aim of ensuring criminal accountability for perpetrators of conflict-related sexual violence.

About the Internship

The TOE Internship is for an initial period of three months, with an opportunity for extension up to six months, depending on the needs of the TOE.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.


Within limits of delegated authority the Intern will be required to perform the following:

•Support monitoring of relevant developments in countries of interest to the TOE;
•Assist with routine administrative tasks related to the work of the TOE and its support to the Office of the SRSG-SVC;
•Assist in organizing conferences, events, and meetings;
•Assist with note-taking and writing summaries/action points of internal and external meetings;
•Assist members of the TOE with research and other related tasks;
•Accompany TOE members to meetings with delegates from Permanent Missions, to meetings with other Secretariat offices and to sessions of the Security Council, General Assembly and other multilateral meetings;
•Assist with the preparation of public information / social media material, presentations and documents for TOE members; and
•Perform any other functions as requested by the supervisor.


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

(a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
(b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent)

Applicants must also:

•Be computer literate in standard software applications;
•Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
•Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

For an internship with the TOE, a degree in law is preferred.

Application Process

For more details on the internship opportunity and to apply, click here

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