Who are we?
Fair Internship Initiative (FII) is a global advocacy network that lobbies for fair and quality internships at the UN system. The network has representation around the world, with members from diverse backgrounds who have come together in a unified movement to improve accessibility to and quality of UN internships. For this purpose, FII collects data on UN internships, disseminates information, organizes institutional and media outreach activities as well as public events, and regularly meets with representatives of Permanent Missions in Geneva and New York. Together with Intern Representatives, it follows up on reported cases of abuse and harassment. So far, FII has met with more than 70 permanent missions – and continues to do so – to gather support for the cause of fair internships in the UN.
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On 15th of June, the Fair Internship Initiative has organized its annual Intern Board Congress to provide a platform for interns across the UN system to get to know each other, share best practices and talk about possible collaborations to improve internship programs across within multilateral system. The focus of this year’s Intern Board CongressContinue reading “Intern Board Congress 2022”
Our Fairness Index draws on data collected from interns across the UN System to transparently and systematically score and rank UN organisations according to the quality and inclusiveness of their internship programmes. We are pleased to present an updated Quality Index, based on the responses to our 2021 UN-wide intern survey. Please click here toContinue reading “What are the best (and the worst) UN entities for internships?”
It should be noted, however, that this failure is not due to our discussions on interns (we were very close to an agreement, in particular with the G77 which was very committed on the subject) but because of ‘too wide’ discrepancy on the rest of the items on the agenda.