National Council of Women of the United States Internships Available
Are you passionate about women’s and children’s issues? Do you have an interest in national and international policy? Would you like to work shoulder to shoulder at the United Nations with influential and accomplished women on these issues?
If so, then we invite you to apply for an internship with the National Council of Women of the United States. (NCW/US)
The Internship Program
The National Council of Women of the United States Internship Program was developed to give young women interested in women’s and children’s issues on the national and international scale, the opportunity to serve and learn about their area of interest at the United Nations.
Each year the council selects 4-5 young women from a highly qualified group of applicants. Interns are partnered with a member of the Council who has experience and/or advanced degrees in the field of interest. The council member serves as a mentor throughout the course of the internship.
The applicant must be a college graduate or currently enrolled in college with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The applicant must also have sound knowledge of MS Office and social networking sites. Specific objectives will be determined at the beginning of the internship between the intern and the mentor and the intern’s faculty advisor if applicable. As an intern you will required to:
- Work a minimum of two days per week in the Non-Governmental Office (NGO) or area assigned.
- Attend meetings or conduct research on behalf of the organization.
- Complete other tasks that might be added according to need.
Internships are unpaid, but commuting cost may be reimbursed. Internships are organized in semesters to coincide with the school year. September to January and January to May. The Summer session runs from June through August. Upon acceptance, the intern is expected to work through the entire semester, and may continue for a second semester.
Send a Letter of Request and short essay letting us know your specific area of interest, the reason you are passionate about women’s and children’s issues and what you hope to accomplish during your internship. Please include in your application a résumé and a list of any experience or prior work in community service. You may also send letters of recommendation and any other material that would support your application. Applicants are notified by mail of their acceptance.
Send Applications to:
National Council of Women of the United States
777 United Nations Plaza 7th Plaza
New York, NY 10017