Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Internship Opportunity: UN-INSTRAW 2010

UN-INSTRAW Internship Programme

The Internship Programme at UN-INSTRAW is designed to acquaint students or recent graduates with gender issues and the work of UN-INSTRAW and of the United Nations in general. Students spend anywhere from three to six months (or longer) at the Institute's headquarters in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Some internships can also be carried out "virtually" (i.e. from the intern's home base).

In line with the Institute's focus on applied research, knowledge management and capacity-building, interns assist in a variety of tasks such as preparation of policy briefs, background research, Internet searches, database development, preparation of abstracts of books and articles, organization of chats and discussion forums, and corresponding with focal points and other networks, among other activities.

The Internship Programme does not offer stipends or other financial support. Interns must cover their own travel and living expenses. Medical insurance coverage is required.

Available Opportunities: 2010 INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

Internships with the Gender, Migration and Development Programme:
Internships with the Gender, Peace and Security Programme:
Internships with the Gender Training Community of Practice:
Internships with the Knowledge Management Unit:

Current INSTRAW Interns:
Patricia Rivera (George Mason University, USA)
Silvia Park (Universit├Ąt Potsdam)
Christina Duschl (University of Vienna, Austria)
Celia Depommier (Westminister University, UK)
Programme Details
Who is eligible?
  • Women and men from any country;
  • University students in graduate level (MA or equivalent) or higher programmes.
What are the requirements?
  • Academic background and/or experience in research and training on gender issues;
  • Fluency in English is a must. Basic knowledge of Spanish is necessary. Knowledge of French is an asset.
What do I need to apply?

You need to send to UN-INSTRAW diroffice@un-instraw.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it the following:

  • Completed application form (download below)
  • CV
  • One letter of recommendation from your university or your employer;
  • Writing sample - no more than 5 pages (short paper or extract from a longer paper);
  • Copy of medical insurance card.
Due to the normally large number of applications, UN-INSTRAW only contacts
applicants who have been short-listed.

Where would I live?

UN-INSTRAW headquarters is located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The majority of internships are carried out there, though the possibility for "virtual" internships does exist (to be decided on a case-by-case basis).
Interns normally rent a room in a house with access to kitchen and living areas. Lodgings are the responsibility of the individual interns, though UN-INSTRAW can assist with available information and references.

What is the cost of living in Santo Domingo?

The cost of renting a room in a house ranges from US$250 to $400 per month. The cost of food depends on eating preferences and can range between US$300 - US$500 per month. Public transportation is available, as are taxis, which can require up to US$4.00 per ride within the city. Bus transportation is available for travel to other cities within the country.

More information?

For more information about the Internship Programme, please contact us at: diroffice@un-instraw.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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