FPA U Course: Landing a Job at the U.N.

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Volvo Hall - Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY
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Event Description

The United Nations continues to hire on a scale that defies the global economy, but the path to employment within the institution's multiple organs, bodies and programs is often filled with twists and turns.

We'll give you the inside tips on which bodies are hiring, which are best suited to your skills and interests, and what to expect once you're in.

In this course you will learn:

  • Hiring trends throughout the UN system
  • Tips on how to make your resume more attractive to UN recruiters
  • How to use the online application system
  • How to navigate a career path once you're in

Event Speakers

    • Sara Rakita

      Sara Rakita is Associate Director of the Public Interest Law Center at New York University School of Law. Sara has worked extensively on human rights and the rule of law, primarily in Africa. Before joining PILC in 2006, she served as a long-term consultant to the Ford Foundation, where she was responsible for piloting and setting up TrustAfrica, a new African grant-making foundation that is now based in Senegal. Sara spent five years as an Africa Researcher at Human Rights Watch, including two years as the organization's representative in Rwanda. Sara has also consulted for Amnesty International, Global Rights, USAID, and the Austrian development agency. Sara holds a J.D. from NYU, an M.I.A. from Columbia University, and a B.A. in international studies from The American University. She is fluent in French and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Russian.

    • Sara Rakita

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