Crisis Group is offering an exciting opportunity to learn about multilateral diplomacy and get a first-hand understanding about how a policy organization conducts advocacy at the United Nations. In this full-time volunteer opportunity, you will be following developments at the UN Security Council, contributing to Crisis Group’s engagement with UN agencies and member states, and assisting the UN team on research projects. This is a full-time volunteer position for six months starting in February 2024.
We offer you learning on the job through:
Tracking developments at the UN Security Council particularly regarding conflicts that are relevant to Crisis Group's work;
Monitoring and summarising official documents including relevant reports by the Secretary-General, Security Council resolutions, and statements;
Contributing to research and writing projects on various topics as necessary and be asked to attend meetings and events as a representative of the organisation;
Participating in Crisis Group events and meetings (both virtual and in person when possible) and providing note-taking support.
Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in international relations or a similar subject;
Understanding of the United Nations system, preferably with experience working or interning within the UN;
Excellent verbal and written command of English (other language proficiency a plus) and preferably French;
Good research and note taking skills;
Knowledge of Crisis Group reports helpful;
Strong administrative skills;
Computer skills in Microsoft Office, email and internet applications;
Good organisational skills, self-motivation and flexible;
Authorization to work in the United States.
If interested, please send your CV, cover letter and a writing sample no later than 11 December 2023. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.