You want to work for social justice at the global level, but most United Nations study programs take you sightseeing. Do you want just a cursory tour, or do you want to immerse yourself in international affairs?
The United Nations Summer Study (UNSS) program, offered by The New School’s Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, provides graduate and undergraduate students and continuing education professionals with knowledge and skills for understanding the United Nations system, and offers preparation for a career in international affairs. Unlike other UN study programs, UNSS takes you beyond a narrow focus on security and diplomacy to investigate development, human rights, humanitarian action, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and environmental and reform issues. UNSS’s online coursework prepares you to analyze and engage with contemporary issues, policies, and debates in international affairs. UNSS practicums, not found in any other UN summer program, enable you to gain hands-on experience through remote consultancy work with the UN system.
Watch The New School Field Programs Zoom webinar recording:
(Timecode 26:35 for the UN Summer Study presentation)
United Nations Summer Study (UNSS) 2021 is being planned along two tracks, one premised on an in-person experience and the other assuming that the program will be online due to COVID-19. It is our hope that UNSS will take place on the ground in New York City, but if it is not yet safe, the program will run on Zoom. Regardless of which track is realized, given our experience with previous years, we are confident that the knowledge and skills nurtured through the program will remain valuable to those analyzing the UN system and developing a critical perspective and tools with which to pursue a career in international affairs.
Credits: Participants earn 3 or 6 credits. A noncredit option is also available. Because this is an unpaid practicum, participants are encouraged to earn academic credit for this experience. Please consult with your faculty advisor.
Visit the UNSS website to learn about the different program options: