CEA Internship Programme

The Critical Edge Alliance Internship Programme at UN Live

CEA has established cooperation on an internship programme with the international NGO, Museum for the United Nations (UN Live), headquartered in Copenhagen. UN Live’s mission is to connect people “everywhere to the work and values of the United Nations, and to dramatically increase the number of people who help achieve its goals”. UN Live aims to connect partners with a powerful and impactful global community for change focusing on global challenges such as climate, biodiversity and migration using art and community initiatives as the main entry points. The organisation hosts a free digital platform, an empowered network of institutions, partners and individuals, and works with new and radical public spaces on the ground. Further information is available here.

UN Live may offer internships for up to three CEA students per semester with a duration of 3,5 to 5 months. Internship advertisements (fall and spring semester) will be posted with the relevant CEA universities and announced in the CEA newsletter. Student candidates (master level) may be enrolled in any of the following areas of study: Social entrepreneurship, anthropology or sociology, international relations or political science, journalism, communication or media studies, environmental science or engineering. Alumni are not eligible.

The programme has been set up with a view to enhancing students’ practical knowledge in the areas of public social engagement, cultural programming and global cooperation towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. UN Live may offer internships for up to three CEA students per semester with a duration of 3 1/2 to 5 months.  In 2020 and 2021, there is a focus on students from India, Columbia, Denmark and France. In addition to the benefits for the interns and UN Live, it is a value-added to bring several CEA students together at UN Live. We envisage that the programme will strengthen the interaction between CEA students across continents, and build a common pool of understanding and experiences on global challenges linked to local action. There may be opportunities for students for a continued relationship with UN Live after the internship in the country of origin or at the Copenhagen office. The parties envisage that cooperation in the long term may include other activities, e.g. contribution to events, internship networks at CEA universities, and if interest develops cooperation on data collation.