Opportunities

PAID INTERNSHIP*: SECURITY COUNCIL REPORT

35+ hours per week at $15 per hour

Security Council Report (SCR) is seeking a full-time intern for a period of six months to start in mid to late April. The internship is renewable.

SCR’s mission is to advance the transparency and effectiveness of the UN Security Council. We seek to achieve this by making available timely, balanced, high-quality information about and analysis of the activities of the Council and its subsidiary bodies; by convening stakeholders to deepen the analysis of issues before the Council and its working methods and performance; by encouraging engagement of the Council with all member states and civil society; and by building capacity on Council practice and procedure through assisting incoming members and other training and assistance programmes. SCR is independent and impartial; it advocates transparency but does not take positions on the issues before the Council.

The intern will:

  • provide research support to the analysts,
  • assist in producing SCR reports; and
  • proof-read, fact-check and upload publications to SCR websites (securitycouncilreport.org and whatsinblue.org).

SCR is looking for highly motivated candidates with demonstrated skills in research and analysis, and some knowledge of the workings of the UN Security Council. Excellent drafting and fact-checking skills in English are essential. Priority will be given to candidates with (or working towards) a graduate degree in international relations, international law, or journalism. UN experience, and/or studying the UN or international organisations, and/or specialised knowledge of an issue before the Security Council are highly desirable. Knowledge of another UN working language would be an asset.

Interested candidates should send the following to opportunities@securitycouncilreport.org:

  • a cover letter outlining areas of interest/expertise and available time during normal business hours
  • a detailed resumé

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further and that Security Council Report can only offer the internship to candidates who have authorisation to work in the United States.