Hours per week
The Student Training Internship is an unpaid full-time position at WFUNA lasting for six months. This person will assist with the organization’s activities related to the Training Programs at the United Nations taking place in New York, directly reporting to the Student Training Officer. The purpose of this Internship is to help plan and manage the logistical side of the training sessions for the student groups visiting during the fall and winter.
The Training Programs at the United Nations is an educational experience on the United Nations that partners with universities and educational institutions and promotes the effective participation of youth in the UN’s work. WFUNA runs week long programs for high school, college, and graduate students. Participants gain an in-depth understanding of the UN through:
- Briefings with UN officials and staff
- Presentations from area non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
- Visits to UN Permanent Missions
- Educational activities such as projects and presentations.
Students can also receive training on relevant skills such as project management, design process and public speaking.
Responsibilities will include the following:
§ Contacting speakers and trainers; Responding to emails
§ Planning events, including presentations, lunches, and visits to UN offices and permanent missions
§ Aiding in the creation and administration of curriculum customized to the group
§ Creating, printing, and distributing documents
§ Sending out visa letters § Managing payments of tuition fees
§ Managing group during the training with volunteer(s)
§ Administering assessments and evaluations
§ Assisting in creation of social media content
§ Arranging meals and venue space
§ Tracking finances and purchasing supplies
§ Organizing additional necessary logistics
§ Other tasks as related to the training's or assigned by responsible Staff
The WFUNA Secretariat is located at UN Headquarters in New York. The Student Training Intern will have access to the United Nations building, conferences and events and resources such as the UN Library This position offers an excellent networking opportunity – the Student Training Intern will be able to make contact with UN staff, diplomats, UNA members, academics, and NGOs in the development community, and meet other interns from around the world who are working at the UN.
Interns will also be provided enough funds for transportation purposes.