UN Women Migration Internship
Deadline for applications: 25 November
Location: New York
Read the full call here.
|UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Women’s economic empowerment, including the empowerment of migrant women and girls, is one of the priority areas of UN Women, as reflected in the organization’s Strategic Plan 2013-2017. The Migration Portfolio forms part of the Economic Empowerment Section of the Policy Division at UN Women Headquarters in New York. In 2016, the Migration Team’s work-streams have included:
Global Migration Group (GMG)
UN Women is the current Chair of the GMG for 2016. The GMG brings together 20 UN entities to promote the wider application of all relevant international and regional instruments and norms relating to migration, and encourage the adoption of more coherent, comprehensive and better coordinated approaches to the issue of international migration. UN Women chairs the GMG in accordance with three main objectives:
EU-funded project on Promoting and Protecting Women Migrant Workers’ Labour and Human Rights
During 2014-2017, the Migration Team is working on an EU-funded project on “Promoting and Protecting Women Migrant Workers’ Labour and Human Rights: Engaging with International and National Human Rights Mechanisms to enhance Accountability”. This project has been implemented in three pilot countries: Mexico, Moldova and the Philippines. These countries were selected for the strategic opportunities that they present: a high proportion of out-going migrant workers; requirements to report to Treaty and national review bodies during the project period of 2014-2017; significant government and stakeholder need, interest and ownership; precedent-setters that are strategically positioned to influence change. These countries also reflect current trends in international migration being key sending countries, and in the case of Mexico a sending, transit and destination country.
Duties and Responsibilities
Description of Responsibilities & Learning Objectives
|Core Values and Guiding Principles:
Respect for diversity:
Commitment to Learning
Planning and Organizing
Required Skills and Experience
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.