Unlock Your Potential: INTERPOL Internship Opportunity at the UN
Are you a recent graduate or a student passionate about international relations, political science, public policy, or a related field? Here’s a golden opportunity for you! INTERPOL is inviting talented individuals to apply for an internship position as the Special Representative of INTERPOL to the United Nations (SRIUN) in New York, United States.
About the Internship Programme
The internship, set to commence on 1 February 2024, spans 11 months and offers a unique chance to gain insights into international police cooperation and the workings of two major international organizations – INTERPOL and the United Nations. As an intern, you will be an integral part of the Office of the Special Representative of INTERPOL to the UN, contributing to various aspects of the organization’s goals and objectives.
What INTERPOL Offers
- Educational Enhancement: Get a comprehensive understanding of international police cooperation and organization goals.
- Practical Experience: Engage in practical work assignments to develop skills crucial for your career.
- Logistics and Administration: Learn and apply different aspects of logistics and administration.
- Research Skills: Develop research skills by gathering and analyzing open-source intelligence.
- Writing Skills: Hone your writing skills by drafting a range of materials.
- Diplomacy Exposure: Gain exposure to international diplomacy and collaboration between major international organizations.
- Multicultural Environment: Experience working in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment, fostering mutual understanding, trust, and tolerance.
As an intern, your primary duties will include:
- Administrative and Logistical Support: Assist in developing liaison and other activities between the SRIUN office and UN entities.
- Research Assistance: Aid in background research related to project plans and drafting decision papers.
- Drafting and Preparation: Assist in drafting speeches, presentations, briefing materials, policy papers, and reports.
- Event Organization: Provide substantive and logistical assistance in organizing events.
- Other Assigned Duties: Fulfill any other duty assigned by the supervisor.
To be eligible for this internship, candidates must:
- Nationality: Be a national of one of INTERPOL’s 195 member countries.
- Age: Have attained the legal age in the country of nationality.
- Education: Be enrolled in or have graduated from a postsecondary accredited academic institution within the past year in International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, or a related field at the Bachelor level. A Master’s level qualification would be an asset.
- Languages: Have professional fluency in English. A good command of any other INTERPOL official language (Arabic, French, or Spanish) would be an asset.
- Skills: Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), good drafting skills in English, ability to draft meeting minutes and summaries, and knowledge of research methodologies.
To apply, submit a completed online application including a cover letter addressing your motivation, interest, and expectations for the internship opportunity. Applications must be submitted by 5 December 2023.
All applications will be assessed against the specified requirements. Successful candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for further consideration and assessment.
Candidates selected for the internship will undergo a confidentiality vetting inquiry. By accepting the offer, candidates provide consent for completing this inquiry. A certificate of non-criminal records will be required if selected.
Don’t miss this chance to be part of a dynamic and impactful organization! Visit INTERPOL’s official website for detailed information about the internship programme and application process. Apply now and embark on a rewarding journey towards a successful career in international affairs.
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