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The UNU-CRIS Research Internship Programme

The UNU-CRIS Research Internship Programme

The UNU-CRIS Research Internship Programme provides an opportunity to experience first-hand the operations at a research institute within the UN system. The programme places a strong emphasis on training and guidance to ensure a successful and beneficial internship. The programme also encourages interns to advance their own studies related to global and regional governance by contributing to the institute’s policy-relevant research projects.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in, or have recently completed within two years, a graduate (second university degree or equivalent) or postgraduate degree programme (specialized master’s or doctoral level).
  • demonstrate a strong interest in the UN, regional integration/governance studies and specifically in one of the research programs of the Institute, namely:
  1. Regions and Cities Governance Lab
  2. Regional Integration Knowledge System
  3. Regional Public Goods
  • be eager to contribute to the research projects and activities of the Institute and a proactive team player;
  • possess relevant qualitative or quantitative analytical skills.
  • have excellent time management and organisational capacities and be able to deal autonomously with different tasks at the same time.
  • be fluent in oral and written English. Additional language skills are an asset (particularly official UN languages).
  • be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Be available for a minimum duration of three months up to a maximum of six months.
  • be committed to the mission of the UN and to UNU’s mandate.

Our Belgium-based institute, United Nations University – CRIS, currently has two open internships:

  • Communications (Deadline: 8 March 2024)
  • Gravity Model of International Trade (Deadline: 30 April 2024)

Interns are remunerated at a rate based on the applicant’s country of residence, as per the UNDP Stipend Rate.

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