Internships

Minimum 6-month advocacy, communications, and/or research internships available. Interns will work from our New York City office.

The application period is open.

Apply here or submit your cover letter, resume and writing sample to internships.gnwp@gmail.com.

Description:

The internship is 70% projects, 30% organizational and administrative responsibilities.

The intern will be required to:

  • Track policy deliberations on the United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) on Women, Peace and Security; post-2015 development agenda; CEDAW; and other international laws and policies relevant to women and peacebuilding;
  • Conduct project based research;
  • Assist in preparatory phases of country-level programs;Assist in preparations for the anniversary of UNSCR 1325 in October;
  • Assist in preparations for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in February-March (for Spring internships);
  • Communicate with network members and assist these with research; preparing funding applications etc.;
  • Track developments on global policies related to women, peace and security;
  • Prepare materials for and update specific sections of the website;
  • Actively engage on social media platforms where GNWP is active (Twitter; Facebook; Instagram);
  • Basic office administration; and
  • Work in a supportive, inclusive atmosphere. All interns work as part of a multi-disciplinary team but are given substantial autonomy in the area that they have been assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Background/interest in public policy and advocacy, with a particular interest in moving global issues to national and community level; and amplifying the voices of grassroots women at the global level;
  • Knowledge of international policies (and discussions) that impact women, specifically UNSCRs 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106, 2122; the post-2015 development agenda; CEDAW;
  • Specialization in Latin America or Africa highly preferred;
  • Excellent information and communication skills, with attention to evolving strategies that bring issues on women, peace and security to the public forum;
  • Stellar writing and research abilities;
  • A self-starter with the ability to keep deadlines and commitments;
  • French and/or Spanish language skills highly preferred;
  • A creative outlook, enthusiasm and a fresh perspective.

GNWP will cover monthly Metrocards for interns working from the New York City office.

Apply here