United Nations Internship – New York
This is a residential, single semester internship providing placements at national missions, as well as at permanent missions of inter-governmental organizations (IGO’s), and at non-governmental organization (NGO’s) to the United Nations at its headquarters in New York City. Pax Romana is an international lay Catholic NGO with more than 120 years of history and with more than 420,000 members in some 80 countries of the world. Pax Romana holds the highest level consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The interns selected function as accredited representatives and follow major policy issues on the agenda of the United Nations General Assembly – for example, Sustainable Development, Commission on the Status of Women, Financing for Development, Human Rights, Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, HIV/AIDS, Global Compact, Law of the Sea, International Criminal Court, International Court of Justice, and in Geneva, Switzerland, the Human Rights Council, etc. Each intern will prepare analytical reports on issues and a final in-depth research paper in one area, with these materials shared electronically across the worldwide Pax Romana movement. At the end of the internship, the intern will be awarded a certificate of recognition.
The Pax Romana United Nations Internship is highly sought after; it operates year round and typically provides credentials for between six and eight interns at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and Geneva.
Prerequisites: Seminar: UN Internship
Co-requisites: None required
Course Credit: 12 or 6 (summer)
Grading: Academic Component (2 credits): Graded — Field Work Component (10 credits; or 6 credits summer): Pass/Fail.
Minimum Hourly Requirement: 40 hours per week
Eligible Students: 2L’s and 3L’s
Florida Bar Notice of Registrant Clearance: No
Clinic Location: United Nations, New York City, New York
Faculty: Professor Mark Wolff
“It is quite difficult to describe my time with the Sovereign Order of Malta. As an intern for the Order, I attended meetings on their behalf often witnessing speeches given by heads of states about issues affecting the global arena. My short time at the UN deepened my knowledge about the intricacies of its structure and also exposed me to things I wouldn’t have witnessed from the classroom. Although at the beginning it felt daunting, Ambassador Rojas ensured that myself and the other interns assimilated smoothly into the UN. I truly enjoyed my time with the Order, and I highly recommend it for those interested in international law. The experience will give you the opportunity to network while also exploring aspects of international law that you didn’t know about before.”