FELLOWSHIP: UN Watch Internship Fellowship for Strong Writers with Interest in International Issues

Posted on 5 February 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Fellowships & Scholarships, Human Rights, Jobs & Internships, Middle East and North Africa | Tags: , , , , , |

Although this fellowship/internship placement is not specific to disability issues, I hope that qualified, interested We Can Do readers will consider applying for this:

UN Watch is a non-governmental organization based in Geneva whose mandate is to monitor the performance of the United Nations by the yardstick of its own Charter, and promote human rights for all. UN Watch participates actively at the UN as an accredited NGO in Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). UN Watch is affiliated with the American Jewish Committee and stand in the forefront in combating anti-Semitism. For more information, visit www.unwatch.org.

UN Watch is currently accepting applications for their one-year Richard and Rhoda Goldman Graduate Fellowship, to begin on September 1, 2008. The Fellowship is designed to train recent graduates as they begin their future career. Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Native English speaker;
  • University degree, and preferably one year of work or research experience;
  • Strong understanding of international relations and the history of ideas;
  • Commitment to the UN Watch mission, and demonstrable interest in promoting human rights, combating anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias;
  • Superb writing ability, preferably demonstrated by publications;
  • Qualities of initiative, intellectual curiosity and ability to work in a small, team-oriented environment operating under strict deadlines.

Responsibilities of a UN Watch Fellow include drafting speeches, op-eds, correspondence and press releases; monitoring meetings at the UN; attending and reporting on meetings with diplomats and UN officials; researching and fact-checking; website maintenance; and assisting with a range of administrative functions in the office.

The Fellowship is located in Geneva, Switzerland, and offers generous terms including:

  • Annual stipend and accommodation in a studio apartment, with gross value of approximately $42,000;
  • Health insurance; and
  • Travel to and from Geneva.

The deadline to submit applications is April 1, 2008. However, UN Watch will start processing applications on a rolling basis. For further information contact: fellowship2008@unwatch.org

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact fellowship2008@unwatch.org at your convenience.


To apply for the 2008-2009 UN Watch Graduate Fellowship, please submit the following, in one complete package:

  • Completed application form. (You can get the original form by sending a request to Olya Dadressan, olyad@american.edu)
  • Two writing samples of about 1000 words each. Published articles are ideal, no matter the subject. Selections from academic essays are acceptable though not preferred.
  • Two recent, passport-size photographs of yourself with your name on the back.
  • A list of references, including at least two from employers, with contact information.

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2008, and sent to:

Fellowship Program
UN Watch
P.O. Box 191
1211 Geneva 20
Contact: fellowship2008@unwatch.org

1 rue de Varembé, POB 191, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
Email: fellowship2007@unwatch.org

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