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United Nations Legal Internship FAQ’s

What are the benefits of the program?
Students will be exposed to the international law and global relations and diplomacy by serving as representatives for their NGOs at the United Nations. 

Exposure to daily diplomatic duties include: attending the wide variety of UN meetings, conferences and debates, take notes, draft and file reports, review international treaties and documents, attend or give presentations on topics of international law, assist in running conferences, and many other activities.

What are the educational objectives of this program?
Provide students with an environment in which to learn the integration of international law, international relations and Catholic Social teaching while working under the supervision of experienced professionals;

  1. Increased knowledge of international law and international agreement;
  2. Increased knowledge of international law and diplomatic practice;
  3. Give students insight into the legal framework governing relations among states; and
  4. Teach students the many facets of professional responsibility and professionalism, including: civility, decorum, timely performance of tasks, punctuality and ethical considerations.

Who should consider this program?
This program is designed for law students interested in international law, diplomacy, human rights and/or Catholic Social Teaching. 

What should a student expect outside of the placement?
Students will attend seminars that complement the fieldwork and emphasize ethics, human rights and Catholic Social Teaching.