There isn’t really one central location from what I know. I mean there’s a thing called united nations volunteers which is a possibility, but I think my strategy for my suggestion to you for internships would be that if you want an internship in a particular agency, you should be suggesting it in that sense.
I think it suggests a research project, you should suggest an internship. You should be finding out what the organization’s doing, finding out how your research fits to it. I would be interested in pursuing an internship with you, this is what I have to offer to fit into your particular program area and then you would probably want also want to target that to the relevant program office or two. Because if you just look for general internships and send in a general application, it doesn’t really work.
We get a lot of internship applications and nothing happens. The ones that work are the ones where someone has approached me or a colleague has said “I want to do an internship this is what I do. I know this much about you and we usually have a back and forth a little bit.” Then after that an internship comes.
Think about the agency first. What do you they’re located in bond and United Nations volunteers they mostly mobilize people to do work, either in bond or overseas, providing sort of work for most projects on the ground for the most part. I’m kind of embarrassed I know very little about you envy partly because I looked at them. I thought I can’t get any internships out of this. I can’t get any people I want but my sense is that if you get in, you can get some interesting short-term opportunities doing projects Africa, Asia, Latin America.
I think the principle with the UN system is that there’s the formal channels. You have to follow but you’ve always got to follow with some kind of informal thing as well is what it works out. I’ve already found that as well with regard to volunteers and internships. Sometimes, you also need to look outside of the UN system. I don’t know if they’ve ever seen it’s a big website of a clearinghouse for organizations. I only know about it because some of my friends do the programming for their website actually, but my experience of it is a huge clearing house.
It’s another chance for you to find out and get experience in other areas because the route inferred for many of my colleagues. Many of them worked in the NGO area before they came to work for the UN I mean what I call it unites work on tourism in biodiversity. You worked for Brazilian environmental NGOs first for years. That’s how we got known another colleague of mine who did work. I just work in a digit such as he was a teacher and then he worked for NGOs for a number of years, too. It’s another way and NGOs are good in a way especially won’t be flexible because they don’t have a lot of money they don’t need someone permanently then they bring you on just for a project in a particular area