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Loretto at the UN: Interns

I really never felt like I was “just the intern.” I was able to fully contribute the skills I had as an equal member of the team … and the connections I made there led to my next job and the one after that.

Cecilie Kern (Loretto Volunteer 2014-2015)

Student Internships

Current graduate and/or undergraduate students from universities and colleges are encouraged to participate in the Loretto at the UN Student Internship Program. The internship program is an excellent short-term opportunity to learn about the role non-governmental organizations play at the United Nations. Interns engage in a full range of activities, from assisting in developing communications materials and attending UN NGO committee meetings to contributing to current Loretto projects. We welcome interns during the summer, spring and fall semesters.

Opportunities for Loretto at the UN interns include:

Three women smile for a selfie inside the UN
From left to right: Beth Blissman (Loretto UN Representative), Anna Farber (Oberlin College Class of 2021), Grace Manion (Fordham University Class of 2021)
Photo by Beth Blissman
  • Serving as UN Intern
  • Representing the Loretto Community at UN NGO advocacy meetings
  • Attending and reporting on various high-level UN meetings and commissions
  • Assisting with writing and editing projects such as e-newsletters, web articles and presentations
  • Enriching and creatively maintaining social media platforms, including the website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and more
  • Conducting Loretto Community outreach via email to our broad network of colleagues

Interns must commit to a minimum of eight weeks, but have the opportunity to stay for a year or more. If you are a current student, we give preference to those who have at least two years of applicable experience as well as those who can make a multi-semester commitment. Internships are unpaid. All participants are encouraged to apply for academic credit from their home institutions for their work at Loretto at the UN. Applications are accepted throughout the year, and interns are invited to come at any time.

For specific questions or more information about the program, please contact Beth Blissman through the form below.

Loretto Volunteers

Loretto at the UN has welcomed recent graduates to serve 1-2 years through the Loretto Volunteer Program. Loretto Volunteers immersed themselves in the daily life of Loretto at the UN and contributed to all programming, advocacy and communications work. Occasionally, Loretto Volunteers helped supervise undergraduate interns. Here is a short video of interviews with past Loretto Volunteers and their experiences working at Loretto at the UN.