35+ hours per week at $15 per hour

Security Council Report (SCR) is seeking a full-time intern for a period of 6 to 12 months, to start on 15 May.

SCR’s mission is to advance the transparency and effectiveness of the UN Security Council. We provide timely, balanced, high-quality information about and analysis of the Security Council’s activities and those of its subsidiary bodies. We also deliver capacity-building and convene groups of stakeholders to share information and analyses of issues on the Council’s agenda, its working methods, and performance, including on topics such as peacekeeping, sanctions, human rights, and women, peace and security.

SCR is not part of the United Nations. We are an independent, impartial, non-governmental organization.

The intern will regularly:

  • provide research support to SCR’s analysts,
  • assist in producing SCR reports,
  • proof-read, fact-check, and upload publications to the SCR website (securitycouncilreport.org); and
  • assist in organizing virtual meetings.

In addition, the intern may be asked to:

  • conduct background research and analysis on Security Council issues;
  • occasionally draft monthly briefs and regular updates on various topics currently on or under consideration for inclusion in the Security Council’s agenda.

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 organizations, and/or specialized knowledge of an issue before the Security Council are highly desirable. Knowledge of another UN working language would be an asset. Candidates must be prepared to work in SCR’s offices some days of the week. *

Interested candidates should send the following by 26 April 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 authorization to work in the United States.