RCW 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 autumn/winter 2016!

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 August - January.

The internship is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

A compensation of either 500 CHF per month or in-kind  contributions to the rent, transportation, etc. will be offered.

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 autumn/winter internship is 16 May 2016. We only accept applications via email.