NGO CSW/NY is looking for Advocacy and Administrative interns for the CSW63 season. The internship is from Sept 2018 – May 2019. 10-15 hours a day, 2-3 days a week. If this is of interest, please contact your CUNY BA Academic Advisor.
About the Organization:
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York, is a non-profit corporation working to advance the human rights of women and girls worldwide to bring together globally non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals to work in partnership with the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and UN Women in our shared goal to create a world where no one is left behind. Our membership of about 400 individuals representing more than 100 international NGOs advocates for a wide variety of issues concerning gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The Committee sponsors an international Consultation Day each year, prior to the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women, organizes the NGO CSW Forum of over 400 events and offers advocacy training for NGO representatives who come to New York to attend meetings of the Commission and supports regional advocacy trainings by our sister NGOCSWs. Other Committee activities include monthly meetings and discussions on issues facing the UN and its specialized agencies that affect the status of women. We keep members updated on the latest events through our listserv mailings and resources posted on line. A volunteer-based non-profit (501(c)3) organization, funded largely by individual contributions, NGO CSW/NY is affiliated with the Conference of NGOs (CoNGO) in Consultative Relationship with the UN.
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO CSW/NY) organizes an NGO CSW Forum that includes an NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day and NGO CSW Forum Parallel Events during the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting in New York. The NGO CSW Forum is an open process, a democratic space where boys and girls, men and women can advocate for gender equality, development, and peace.
The Committee offers its members in New York monthly meetings and roundtable discussions on issues facing the UN and its specialized agencies that affect the status of women. In addition, the Committee hosts a listserv for communicating with members and has a website that reaches women worldwide. NGO CSW/NY organizes events for women ambassadors to the UN, the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and the international NGO community.
This 9 month internship requires interns to work 2 to 3 days a week for a minimum of 10-15 hours. Interns will be assigned appropriately to assist the Committee in the preparation of various events and provide support to the NGO CSW/NY office for the upcoming NGO CSW Forum 2019 and UN Commission on the Status of Women session. Additionally, interns will be supported in getting involved with other UN and related civil society initiatives to further gender equality and sustainability. Full-time availability is expected and interns must work for a minimum of 30 hours during the forum. (Preference is given to candidates who can commit to the full-time hours required during the NGO CSW Forum). For more information, read our intern blog: https://www.ngocsw.org/about-ngocswny/blog
**Please note this is not a paid position.
Requirements for Internship:
At least two years of work experience and/or practical experience in international settings
Passionate about gender equality
UN Experience or immense curiosity and eagerness to learn about human rights and the UN
A good sense of humor
Excellent customer service, particularly in diverse, intercultural environments
Graduate students are preferred although undergraduates may apply
Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments from a variety of staff and volunteers
Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism
Strong researcher and writer, able to synthesize complex information into blog posts, reports, and meeting notes
Proficiency using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and mail merges, email and web searches
Background in fields of Journalism, Social Sciences, Law, Public Policy, International Relations, Marketing, Communications, Business or related disciplines preferred
Proficiency in one of the UN languages other than English is an advantage. Proficiency in French is highly valued
Young professional membership to NGO CSW/NY, Young Professional’s Network during the internship and free membership for one year after the internship is over.
Participation in our mentoring program that enables the intern to be mentored by members of the Committee.
Travel stipend to cover subway travel to and from the office for the duration of the internship.
UN Badge and access to UN and related civil society events
Education in international relations, UN systems, NGO work, event planning, office administration, and advocacy.
How to Apply
If you meet the above requirements and would like to learn more about our internship opportunities, please submit your cover letter, resume, and 2 references to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Internship” in the subject line.
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