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United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies Internship Program 2018

Deadline: 1st May 2018

The United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) offers students with a demonstrated interest and background in regional integration studies the opportunity to take part in the activities of the Institute. Internships are intended for graduate students. The United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), established in 2001, is one of the research and training institutes of the United Nations University (UNU) network. UNU is the academic arm of the United Nations, headquartered in Tokyo.

The network consists of 16 institutes and programmes worldwide, engaging in research and capacity development in order to support the universal goals of the UN. Through UNU, leading scholars from around the world are brought together to generate innovative and policy relevant knowledge, contributing to a brighter future.

Responsibilities
The duties of UNU-CRIS Interns involve:
  • Research tasks related to the research programme of interest based on the needs of the supervisor and on the ongoing projects and research activities at the time of the internship;
  • Presentation of the work performed during the research stay at one of the research brunches, which are informal gatherings bringing together UNU-CRIS researchers;
  • Assistance in administrative and other tasks, as needed.
Besides, interns are welcome to take part in seminars, workshops, conferences and other events organised by UNU-CRIS, including informal briefings and roundtable discussions.

Eligibility
Applicants must:
  • Be enrolled in a Master programme or holder of a Master degree;
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in the UN and regional integration studies and specifically in one of the research programmes of the Institute, namely:

  1. The Role of Regions in Global Governance
  2. The United Nations and Regional Public Goods
  3. Changing Patterns of Regional and Global Governance
  • Be eager to contribute to the research projects and activities of the Institute;
  • Thrive under pressure and be able to act quickly and efficiently;
  • Possess excellent English communicating and writing skills;
  • Be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Be available for a minimum duration of three months up to a maximum of six months.