WINTER 2022 CO-OP: Intern, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations

  • Location: New York, NY, USA
  • Deadline: June 25, 2022

Intern, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations

Term: September to December 2019

Location: New York, NY, USA

Description: The Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations is seeking up to two
interns for Fall 2019. The intern will have an opportunity to: become familiar with the workings of
a multilateral mission; gain practical insight into the conduct of Canadian diplomacy at the UN on
a range of issues pertaining to peace and security, development, human rights, economic and
social affairs; and improve their understanding of the UN system, all while contributing to
advancing Canadian policy and priorities in a multilateral setting.

Hours per week: 37.5 hours per week. Longer hours may be required, depending on the UN

Rate of pay: Rate of pay will be consistent with Treasury Board guidelines. See:

Required skills / characteristics:
· All applicants must be Canadian citizens or Canadian residents
· Applicants must be enrolled in a program of full-time study at an accredited university or
college. Students may receive credits at their academic institution for completing the
· Preference will be given to candidates with a background in political science,
international relations, law, journalism, history, economics and/or a related discipline;
· Graduate level education will be an asset;
· Bilingualism (English/French) will be an asset;
· Proficiency in one of the other UN official languages (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish)
will be an asset;

·Candidates must possess:
o Knowledge of Canadian foreign policy;
o Strong oral and written communication skills;
o Strong interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively in
cross-cultural settings;
o Strong organizational skills, capacity to respect tight deadlines and to set priorities;
o Good judgment; and
o Flexibility, creativity and effective problem-solving skills;
· Selected candidates must successfully complete a reliability screening before serving at
the Permanent Mission;
· The Permanent Mission does not provide medical insurance to student interns; interns
must therefore arrange for coverage through his or her school or parents, or purchase an
individual plan for the duration of the internship.

Responsibilities: Interns may be assigned a range of tasks and responsibilities, according to
need. These include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  •  Providing analytical support to the Political, Legal/Social/Human Rights, Development,
    and Military/Police Sections within the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United
  • Attending formal meetings of the United Nations, including of the Security Council,
    General Assembly, Peacebuilding Commission, Economic and Social Council, and other
    intergovernmental bodies;
    · Attending informal meetings organized by Member States, United Nations entities, civil
    society organizations, and academic institutions;
    · Tracking developments in specified intergovernmental negotiations;
    · Preparing detailed reports for a wide policy audience across Global Affairs Canada and
    the Government of Canada;
    · Undertaking research or policy analysis on thematic topics relevant to Canada’s
    engagement with the United Nations;
    · Drafting correspondence, narratives, and event summaries for use in the Permanent
    Mission’s public affairs work;
    · Providing support for the organization of Canadian events; and
    · Other writing, analytical, logistical, and administrative support as required.

    Application process: To apply, candidates must send the following material by email to by 25 June 2019. The application must include the
    · Cover letter explaining interest in position
    · Curriculum Vitae
    · Reference letter (academic and/or professional)
    · University transcripts