Internship, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect was established in February 2008 as a catalyst to promote and apply the norm of the “Responsibility to Protect” populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Through its programs and publications, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect is a resource for governments, international institutions and civil society on prevention and early action to halt mass atrocity crimes.

The Global Centre is currently seeking a research and administrative intern on a rolling basis. The internship will last a minimum of three to four months with possibility of extension based on your performance. The internship is unpaid, however, we do offer a small transportation stipend. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample (3-5 pages maximum) on a related topic to Sarah Hunter:

Responsibilities Include:
  • Conduct research on country situations where people are at risk of mass atrocity crimes, or where R2P is invoked.
  • Conduct research and compile information on R2P-related news and events, including tracking statements and positions of UN Member States, regional institutions and other basic policy research.
  • Assist Global Centre staff with advocacy around and the planning of meetings and events
  • Provide assistance with administrative tasks including copying, emailing and providing summaries of reports as needed.
  • Enrollment in a graduate-level university program or possess a degree in the fields of international relations, international law or political science.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of R2P and its application is essential.
  • Must have expertise in all MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access). Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, research and writing skills.
  • Willingness to learn in a fast-paced environment and an eagerness to complete all assigned tasks.
  • Ability to take direction well and work independently.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and juggle multiple assignments with an aptitude for meeting deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Attention to detail and precision is a necessity.
  • Fluent in English; proficiency in French, Spanish or another official UN language desirable.
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