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: Summer Term Research Associate
CURE is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to help manage and conduct research on relevant UN reform issues, and perform administrative duties.This position will be conducted remotely; however, must be in the NY area and be able to attend meetings at the UN when needed. In-person meetings with staff will be scheduled as well to provide as much as guidance 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, etc.
- Website/social media management: posting articles and publications on meetings and developments on UN reform,updating Twitter and Facebook feeds
- Administrative duties: manage incomes and spending; paying bills; answering phone calls and e-mails.
- Advanced undergraduate/recent graduate/graduate student in International Relations, History, Political Science or similar preferred
- Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of UN issues
- Previous work/intern experience in a non-profit environment helpful
- Pro-active, self-motivated, and able to work independently under little supervision
- Strong research and administrative skills
- Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
- Well-organized and has an ability to meet tight deadlines.
- Experience/familiarity with website management preferred, ex. drupal
The Research Associate is expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, and be able to start as soon as possible. The position is unpaid, but the Center provides a small stipend covering local travel costs.
How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample (max 3 pages) to Alexandra Maresca at with the subject line, "Summer Research Associate Application".
Please also indicate your dates of availability.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore, applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes as soon as possible. Please be aware that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.