Internships in the MCC United Nations office provide recent college graduates with the opportunity to develop their professional skills in the context of international UN affairs and through the lens of MCC’s Anabaptist values. Interns will learn about a diverse range of foreign policy issues and will serve as valuable assets to the office as innovative thinkers and contributing members of the UN Office team. The MCC UN Office currently offers three different internship opportunities:
Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS) Internship
Term: 1 year; Approximately September 1 – August 25.
Work: The work of the MVS intern will vary largely on what skills the applicant brings to the office, and which skills are most useful to our mission. The intern will attend NGO working group meetings, take minutes, contribute ideas when applicable, and may serve as a coordinator of an NGO working group. The intern will likely be tasked with administrating the web and social media presence of the office and any working groups s/he is a part of. A large portion of the work the intern will complete will be learning about the methods of the UN organs, keeping up on specific world news, helping to plan the annual student seminar, and doing longer research-based projects.
Compensation: Interns serving through MVS will receive free housing at Menno House, as well as modest stipends for food, transportation, and personal spending each month.
Apply: A college graduate wishing to serve in this internship will apply though Mennonite Mission Network’s MVS program. MVS is a nationwide service program with about 10 service placement options, one of which being Manhattan, New York. Applicants will apply through MVS, choose Manhattan as their desired service location, and select the MCC UN Office Internship as their desired placement.
International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) Internship
Term: 1 Year (11 months); Approximately August 20 – July 20.
Work: The work of the IVEP intern will vary largely on what skills the applicant brings to the office, and which skills are most useful to our mission. The intern will attend NGO working group meetings, take minutes, and contribute ideas when applicable. The intern will likely serve as part of an NGO working group, prepare the monthly newsletter, and contribute to organizing the annual student seminar.
Compensation: Interns serving through IVEP will receive free housing at Menno House, as well as modest stipends for food, transportation, and personal spending each month.
Apply: A person wishing to serve in this internship will apply though Mennonite Central Committee’s IVEP program. IVEP is a yearlong work and cultural exchange opportunity for young, Christian adults. Every year 60 IVEP participants come from more than 25 countries around the world to volunteer in the U.S. or Canada. Interested persons can look at the IVEP MCC page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for application details.
Term: 1 month; Approximately mid-July to mid-August.
Work: The work of the summer intern will vary largely on what skills the applicant brings to the office and which skills are most useful to its mission and mandate. Generally, this opportunity involves a short term research project determined by both the interest of the student as well as the needs of the office.
*Note: This opportunity does extend to international applicants, but they will have to provide their own visa for entry to the US.