The Millennium Project offers internships of several months to one year, which can be full-time or part-time (a minimum of 20 hours per week). Interns have the opportunity to work on activities related to the UN and to futures research.
UN work includes reading UN research and representing the Director at meetings, and general office support. The Millennium Project work includes updating and improving 15 Global Challenges for the annual "State of the Future" report, improving the web site, searching Internet to contribute to research on the future of environmental security, science & technology, global scenarios, and to identify leading minds in various fields. Those more interested in methodology can help update "Futures Research Methodology." And there is general support work like monitoring project listservs, data entry, check draft texts for errors, translation of mail, and reviewing new software for project applications. The requirements change from month to month.
Interns can work at the Washington, DC office, at the Calgary (Canada) office, or the Nodes offices around the world. Tele-internships are also possible: interns work at their place and keep in touch over the Internet.
The internship program recognizes that each intern brings unique skills and insights. It is structured for both the interests of the intern and the needs of the organization. Interns that identify new possibilities are encouraged to develop them - within reason. This is not a paid internship. Most interns receive credit from their universities, or use the experience to get a job, or improve their chances of getting into more advanced graduate programs. Preference is given to graduate students and people wanting to make a mid-career change.
Before applying, review the rest of this web site and then send of your resume, a letter explaining what you would like to do, your preferred beginning and ending dates, and whether you are interested in a full or part time internship (naturally, preference is given to full-time applicants.) If you do not get a response within two weeks of your submission of this information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best,
Jerome C. Glenn