Two internships available at the United Nations Mission of the Holy See

Again next year, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See (the Vatican) at the United Nations, will offer two internships to St. Thomas students or recent UST alumni. The interns act as staff to the members of the United Nations Mission of the Holy See and perform responsibilities such as monitoring the actions of U.N. bodies and representing the Holy See in various meetings.

One internship will run from Sept. 1, 2007, to the end of December 2007, the period that the general assembly is in session. The other internship will run from Sept. 1, 2007, to the end of July 2008. Each internship will include room and partial board at the mission, as well as a stipend of $800 per month. Students may apply regardless of academic major, subject to the qualifications listed below.

Here are the qualifications for all prospective interns:

  • Be a senior, graduate student or recent graduate of St. Thomas.
  • Have a strong academic record.
  • Have a demonstrated knowledge of and interest in international politics, economics or law.
  • Be of good moral character and an informed and committed Catholic.

The selection process
Applications must be completed by Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, for the internships beginning on Sept. 1, 2007. Applicants should submit a résumé, transcripts of undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate coursework, and a 500- to 1,000-word letter expressing interest in the position and highlighting their qualifications for it. Each applicant also should arrange for three letters of recommendation, including at least two from St. Thomas faculty members.

Send all application materials to Dr. Susan Alexander, AQU 102, by Feb. 19, 2007. Questions about the program may be directed to Dr. Nancy Zingale, (651) 962-6031.

A committee of UST faculty and administrators will select the interns. Finalists should expect to be interviewed by the selection committee.  

Charles Neff, a 2006 graduate of the St. Thomas School of Law, and Theresa Klein, who received her B.A. degree from St. Thomas in 2006, are currently serving as interns at the U.N. Mission of the Holy See. Lucas Swanepoel ’05 J.D., and Brian Cullen ’05 B.A. (economics), were the first St. Thomas interns at the mission.


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