United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
See maximum funding amount and funding details below
Applications closed on February 7, 2023
FSI Faculty Mentor:
About the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization:
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, an international treaty adopted by UNESCO in 1972.
UNESCO exists to bring creative intelligence to life. Its focus is on holistic policies that are capable of addressing the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development.
The intern shall assist in the preparation and follow-up of the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee. The intern shall have the opportunity to attend the World Heritage Committee meeting, for which the dates and venue have not been determined yet. All travel costs related to the intern’s participation in the Committee meeting shall be covered by the interns’ fellowship programme. The intern shall undertake the following tasks:
- Assist in the preparation of the information document on factual errors found by States Parties in the evaluations of nominations by the Advisory Bodies.
- Assist in the preparation of the draft version of notification letters to be sent to States Parties after the end of the meeting of the World Heritage Committee, in compliance with Paragraph 168 of the Operational Guidelines.
- Update webpages relating to the newly inscribed properties.
- Assist in preparing briefings, reports and statistics relating to nominations.
- Assist in creating PDF versions of nominations.
- Assist the work of the Unit as necessary.
Eligibility and Skills Required:
Heritage Management, International Relations, Humanities (including Languages/Translation), Geography, Development Studies, or related fields.
The candidate intern must be at least 20 years old and be enrolled in a graduate programme
Computer skills: an excellent knowledge of office-related software.
Team player: ability to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.
Communication skills: strong interpersonal and communication skills are required.
Good analytical and organizational skills are required.
Proficiency in French, while not mandatory, would be an asset.
The internship must be undertaken at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, with possible travel to the host country of the World Heritage Committee meeting (the venue and dates shall be communicated as soon as they are determined).
No work permit is required for this internship. The intern is responsible for obtaining any necessary visas for the duration of the stay in France.
FSI is committed to providing its opportunities to students regardless of financial constraints. FSI’s Global Policy Interns are provided with a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during the summer. These stipends do not exceed $6,400 per student. Students must submit a budget with their estimated costs along with their application.
Applicants will be asked to submit:
Form Name of faculty reference (letter of recommendation not required)