Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect Internship – New York

Organisation Name: Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
Location: New York
No. of places available: to be confirmed with host
Suitable Discipline/s: History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, International Relations, International Studies

About the Organisation 

Founded in February 2008 by five leading international non-governmental organizations, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect acts as a catalyst to promote and apply the norm of the “responsibility to protect” populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. Through its programs, events and publications, the Global Centre is a resource and a forum for governments, international institutions and non-governmental organizations on prevention and early action to halt mass atrocities.  See more.

About the Internship

Position: Research and Administration Internship
Starting Date: Flexible- Winter 2018 , Semester 2 2018 and Summer A/B
Duration: Minimum 8 weeks
Eligibility: Only available for ATS3130 (12 CP) 

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide assistance with administrative tasks and in organizing and planning meetings and events.
  • Assist with updating content and uploading document on to the GCR2P web site.
  • Assist with outreach and dissemination of GCR2P research and publications including to the media.
  • Conduct research on country situations where people are at risk of mass atrocity crimes, or where R2P is invoked.
  • Conduct research and compile information on R2P-related news and events including statements and positions of governments, regional institutions and other basic policy research.


  • Enrolled in a university degree in a field international relations, international law, or political science.
  • Computer literate with excellent written and oral communication, research and writing skills.
  • Fluent in English; proficiency in French and Spanish also desirable.


  1. You should meet the eligibility criteria for, and be able to enrol in ATS3130 Arts International Internship (completed 96 CP and have a distinction average).
  2. You should have checked with Arts Student Services to ensure you have room in your degree for this 12 CP unit.
  3. You should be studying:

Scholarships & Funding

For further information about available scholarships and funding please click on the links below:

How to Apply

Please follow the step-by-step guide on how to apply for ATS3130 International Internship. 
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Arts WIL Team on email via, or give us a call on (03) 9903 8866.

*Applications opening March 19th for Winter and Semester 2 2018*
*Applications must be submitted 2-3 months prior to intended start date*