Minimum 6-month advocacy, communications, and/or research internships available. Interns will work from our New York City office.
The application period for Summer 2018 is now open.
Apply here or submit your cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (for Fall internships);
- 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.
- 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; Youth, Peace and Security UNSCR 2250; 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;
- Graphic design skills not required but highly preferred;
- A self-starter with the ability to keep deadlines and commitments;
- Arabic, French and/or Spanish language skills highly preferred; and,
- A creative outlook, enthusiasm and a fresh perspective.
GNWP will cover monthly Metrocards for interns working from the New York City office.