RCW/WILPF is looking for an engaged, organised and bright Disarmament Intern

Would you like to work on disarmament, military spending, arms trade and other security issues? Are you interested in working on these security and disarmament issues through a human security and humanitarian lens? Do you want to apply your textbook international relations skills to a real world setting? Do you want to see the UN international security and disarmament system in person and how the civil society interacts with it? Do you want to experience the exciting – and sometimes chaotic – life of working in a grassroots organization with a small budget and big ambitions?

If you have answered YES to the questions above, then we want you to be our disarmament intern for Summer 2015!

As a member of the Reaching Critical Will team, your tasks will be exciting, diverse, and challenging. You will take part in the regular meetings and negotiations on disarmament at the United Nations in Geneva, NGO coordination meetings and other events, and will report on those using your academic knowledge. You will also prepare summaries, reports, working documents and other materials on disarmament for publications and for internal use. The internship also includes website updates and regular office management tasks.

1) Practical info

The internship will be a full-time position from July to end of September (dates can be flexible)

The internship is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

It is unpaid internship, but cheap accommodation solution can be provided upon request

2) Requirements

Pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Relations, Political Science, International Law, Human Rights or a related field
Excellent writing and research skills
Fluent in English
Previous experience with website content management systems is welcomed

3) How to apply

Send your application (cover letter and CV) to internship@wilpf.ch with the subject line “disarmament internship”. Deadline for the spring internship is 30 April 2015. We only accept applications per email.