Program Overview

The Fellowship Program is an intensive course designed to help Interns gain knowledge about the inner workings of the United Nations, acquire deeper insight into the process behind creating cross-sector policy, broaden awareness of ongoing United Nations projects, and share perspectives on current events at the United Nations.

Interns will gain valuable experience and will become familiar with the ways in which the United Nations promotes international relations, assists in the creation of cross-sector policy, and maintains open diplomatic channels worldwide. The Program covers diverse areas of global interest, such as the perpetuation of international peace and security, the amelioration of living standards and human rights, conflict prevention, more widespread access to better health and education and the reduction of violence against women.

The Program will provide Interns with concrete direction for becoming involved with efforts that promote and maintain a safer world for current and future generations. In addition to attending meetings at the United Nations, the Fellowship Program will also include a tour of the United Nations headquarters, possible visit to UN entities such as UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, and UNDP, and arranged visits and meetings with UN officials, intergovernmental organizations representatives and member states head of missions.

Responsibilities & obligations

Interns shall:
Observe all applicable rules, regulations, instructions, procedures and directives of RASIT and the United Nations
Provide RASIT Operation Staff at the UN with a copy of all materials prepared by them during the internship
Respect the impartiality and independence required of RASIT and of the receiving department/office and shall not seek or accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to RASIT
Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate official in RASIT, Interns may not communicate at any time to the media or to any institution, person, Government or any other external source any information which has become known to them by reason of their association with RASIT, that they know or ought to have known has not been made public. They may not use any such information without the written authorization of the appropriate official, and such information may never be used for personal gain. These obligations also apply after the end of the internship with RASIT
Refrain from any conduct that would adversely reflect on RASIT and will not engage in any activity, which is incompatible with the aims and objectives of RASIT and the United Nations. Interns’ expenses and medical benefits Interns are not financially remunerated by RASIT.

Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibilities of interns or their sponsoring institutions.

RASIT accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage and provide a medical certificate of good health.

Third-party claims RASIT is not responsible for any claims by any parties where the loss of or damage to interns property, death or personal injury was caused by the actions or omission of action by the interns during their internship.

RASIT Operations at the United Nations

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