Internship posted by: NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York
Posted on: January 11, 2013
New York Office, 2012-2013
NGO/CSW/NY opening for Academic Year Internship (November 2012 – May 2013)
About the Organization
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women is a non-profit corporation organized to bring non-governmental organizations from around the world together to work towards advancing the status of women worldwide. The Committee has a membership in New York of about 250 individuals representing nearly 100 international NGOs. The Committee is affiliated with the Conference of NGOs (CoNGO) in Consultative Relationship with the UN.
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO/CSW/NY) organizes an NGO CSW Forum that includes an NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day and NGO CSW Forum Parallel Events during the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting in New York. The NGO CSW Forum is an open process, a democratic space where boys and girls, men and women can advocate for gender equality, development and peace.
The Committee offers its members in New York monthly meetings and roundtable discussions on issues facing the UN and its specialized agencies that affect the status of women. In addition, the Committee hosts a listserv for communicating with members, and has a website that reaches women worldwide. The NGO/CSW/NY organizes events for women ambassadors to the UN, the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the international NGO community.
This yearlong internship requires interns to work 2 to 3 days a week for a minimum of 12-15 hours. Interns will be assigned appropriately to assist the Committee in the preparation of various events and provide support to the NGO/CSW/NY office for the upcoming NGO CSW Forum 57 and UN Commission on the Status of Women session, taking place, March 4-15, 2013. Full-time availability is expected and interns must work for a minimum of 30 hours during the forum. (Preference is given to candidates who can commit to the full-time hours required during the NGO CSW Forum).
*Please note this is not a paid position.
Requirements for Internship:
Media/Communications Internship (2 position available)
The Media and Communication Internship will be responsible for website updates, using WordPress, monthly newsletter, taking minutes at meetings and creating flyers and other promotional material. This intern will collaborate with and support the organization's media working group.
How to Apply
If you meet the above requirements, please submit your cover letter, resume, and 2 references to firstname.lastname@example.org, In the subject line please insert "Fall Internship Applicant".
(ALL MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN PDF FORMAT AS AN ATTACHMENT)
Deadline for all materials: Determined on a rolling-basis until all positions are filled.