The United Nations Office of Safety and Security (Winter-Summer 2018)

The Department of Safety and Security of the United Nations (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system, ensure the maximum security for staff and eligible dependants as well as enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System. The Department works for all Agencies, Programs and Funds and is therefore active at the heart of the UN.


  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate McGill student, returning to their current registered faculty in fall 2018.
  • Must possess language proficiency in English and Spanish.

Please note: If you are applying to a second degree at McGill and waiting for a response, you must hold a confirmation of acceptance by the application deadline and include it with your application material.

For more information about the positions, requirements, and how to apply, download the internship posting: PDF icon UNDSS - Analytical Internship - Winter-Summer 2018 [.pdf]

Carefully read application instructions before submitting your documents. Completed applications should be submitted via email to ion [at]


SELECTION: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, within two weeks of application deadline. Please do not email to inquire about the status of your application. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide a full commitment to the internship selection process by the UNDSS and waive any other internship opportunity at this time.

A formal acceptance of an ION internship is a final decision, and under no circumstances (unless health or family-related) can a student withdraw from the internship after accepting. The consequence of this would be refusal of candidature for future ION internship opportunities. Please remember, revoking a spot in one of the organizations means also revoking it from another student who might have had the opportunity to take it.

Successful candidates may be eligible for the Schull Yang International Experience Awards, provided they meet the requirements for the award. For more information click here.

Successful candidates are required to attend the following sessions:

  • University-Wide Pre-Departure Session
  • Internship Debriefing Session
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