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South Centre

The South Centre, headquartered in Geneva, is an intergovernmental organization of developing countries established by an Intergovernmental Agreement (Treaty) which came into force on July 31, 1995. The South Centre has grown out of the work and experience of the South Commission and its follow-up mechanism, and from recognition of the need for enhanced South-South cooperation. The Report of the South Commission emphasized that the South is not well organized at the global level and thus has not been effective in mobilizing its considerable combined expertise and experience, nor its bargaining power.  The South Center is intended to meet the need for analysis of development problems and experience, as well as to provide intellectual and policy support required by developing countries for collective and individual action, particularly in the international arena. 

Nature of the Extern's Work and Supervision
The student will perform legal and policy research work relating to global policy issues especially in the area of global economic policy (including finance and investment), global environmental policy, global migration and employment policy, and global institutional governance.

Important Information for Students
Please complete the internship application form.

Languages:  Fluency (reading, writing, speaking) in English is required. Fluency in Spanish and/or French would be an advantage.

The student must have successfully completed Transnational Law. In addition, it would be preferable if the student has successfully completed a course in one of the following areas:  law of international organizations, international economic law and/or international environmental law.

Other preferences (but not required): Two to three years working experience in relevant policy area, work experience or significant exposure (through work or residence) to developing country conditions and issues.  Preference will be given to developing country nationals.

To learn more about the South Centre, please visit their website.