The Center's internship program offers advanced undergraduates and graduate students in Political Science, International Relations, International Law, Modern History or other relevant subjects opportunities to get an in-depth perspective on current UN reform issues on either full or part-time basis. Articles by interns feature regularly on the Center's website.
Please note that the Center is not in a position to sponsor visas for foreign nationals.
Position: Spring Term Programme Internship
CURE is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to help manage and conduct research on relevant UN reform issues, taking notes of meetings and preparing documents, among other logistical and administrative tasks. The expected committed is a minimum of 20 hours per week for a minimum of three months, and should be able to start as soon as possible.
• Assist in the overall process of planning and carrying out the research projects of CURE;
• Research and communication: researching current issues on UN reform, writing articles on UN reform issues for CURE's online and written publications, attending relevant meetings at the UN, analyzing reports and statements from UN Member States, conducting interviews with relevant stakeholders, among other tasks;
• Website/social media management: posting articles and publications on meetings and developments on UN reform, updating Twitter and Facebook feeds
• Administrative duties: scanning documents, answering phone calls and e-mails;
• Fundraising: Assist with the Center’s fundraising strategies.
• Fluency in English;
• Advanced undergraduate/recent graduate/graduate student in International Relations, History, Political Science or related field;
• Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of UN issues;
• Previous work/intern experience in a non-profit environment helpful;
• Pro-active, well organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently within the constraints of tight deadlines;
• Cultural sensitivity;
• Excellent attention to detail;
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office software; Microsoft Publisher a plus;
• Strong written and oral communication, research and writing skills
Please note that this is an unpaid internship but the Center will provide a small stipend covering local travel costs. We recommend all prospective candidates to seek financial assistance from their academic institutions or seek outside fellowships, grants and personal resources. The Center cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.
How to Apply
Please apply as soon as possible by sending a cover letter and CV by email to with the subject header, "Cure Programme Intern"
Please also indicate your dates of availability.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore, it is advised to send in applications early. Short-listed candidates are invited for an interview. Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please be sure to indicate your available start date.
No phone inquiries please.