Legal Internship with the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations

The Armenian Bar Association offers an Internship Program for its members in the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations.  The program’s objective is to provide hands-on experiences and real-life opportunities to law students, recent law school graduates, and new attorneys who have a demonstrated keen interest in the universal values, principles of the protection of human rights and democracy and a personal commitment to the ideals of Armenia and the United Nations.

*Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact us for more information at Info@ArmenianBar.org 

The Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations is the diplomatic representation of the Republic of Armenia at the United Nations in New York.  The Republic of Armenia is a member of the United Nations since 1992. The Permanent Mission of Armenia is actively involved in the daily work of the United Nations and closely cooperates with its numerous bodies and offices

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the intern’s background, the intern’s assigned office, as well as the internship period. The intern will be under the supervision of the Legal Advisor of the Permanent Mission of Armenia.

Daily duties may include:

  • Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents, including public reports;
  • Attend and summarize conferences and meetings;
  • Document, legal and internet research and analysis;
  • Accompany the Legal Advisor and her team to meetings;
  • Monitor and analyze open-source information on human rights;
  • Compile statistics;
  • Media analysis

Education

To qualify for the internship with the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations, an applicant must be enrolled in a US based law school and have completed at minimum the first year at the time of the start of the internship. Applications from recent graduates awaiting bar results and new attorneys are also encouraged.

Languages

Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required for the internship program. Knowledge of the Armenian language would be an asset.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit the following application materials for the summer session on a rolling basis to Info@ArmenianBar.org with the title “UN Internship” in the subject line:

  • Cover letter outlining the reason for your interest in the work of the Permanent Mission;
  • Résumé;
  • Writing sample; and
  • Current law school transcript (unofficial is fine)

Selection Process

  • Armenian Bar Selection Committee conducts screening interviews with select applicants and identifies a limited number of finalists to be interviewed by the Legal Advisor of the Permanent Mission.
  • Finalists are then selected for placements.
  • Start-dates may vary with each applicant.

Students accepted into the program may receive public service hours or may qualify for independent self-study project as approved by the student’s law school requirements.

Final Selection of Interns

Screening interviews, administered to aid in evaluating applicant qualifications, will be conducted on a rolling basis.  We will attempt to interview applicants in the city where they attend school and conduct such interviews in-person. Applicants will be contacted by their assigned screener to schedule the interview.

Only qualified applicants will be advanced to the round of Permanent Mission interview and will be notified when they are moved forward to the next level.

Permanent Mission

The Permanent Mission of Armenia will determine its own protocols and processes for interviews and ultimate selections. To be clear, not all applicants will be granted an interview even after the Armenian Bar Selection Committee forwards its candidates.

The Permanent Mission, in its individual discretion but with input from the Armenian Bar, will determine which applicants will be interviewed and ultimately hired. If an applicant has been selected for an interview, she or he will be notified by the Armenian Bar staff.

The Permanent Mission’s interview will be conducted over the internet. The interviews are slated to last approximately 30 minutes.

If an applicant has individual constraints on her or his summer availability, she or he must inform the Armenian Bar prior to scheduling an interview. The Permanent Mission will determine the exact length of the internship, and applicants may expect to stay longer than the four-week minimum.

If an applicant declines an offered position, she or he will be removed from consideration for other positions unless there are extenuating circumstances.

If an applicant is accepted into the program, the applicant warrants that she or he is committed to participate and fulfill the requirements outlined by the program.

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