Internships at the Permanent Representation of the Holy See to the United Nations Office for students of the Catholic University of Lublin
KUL students will be able to gain diplomatic experience during apprenticeships and internships at the Permanent Representation of the Holy See at the United Nations Office and Specialized Agencies in Vienna. This is the result of an agreement signed at the end of September in Vienna by the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin, Fr. prof. Mirosław Kalinowski and Fr. Janusz Urbanczyk.
The Catholic Church in the global space is represented by the Holy See, which has long been recognised as a subject of international law and as an active participant in international relations through its representations in other countries and organizations. One of them is the Permanent Representation of the Holy See to the United Nations Office and the Specialized Agencies in Vienna (permanent observer since 1988), the International Atomic Energy Agency (permanent representative since 1988), the United Nations to on Industrial Development (permanent observer since 1988), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (permanent representative since 1994) and the Preparatory Commission for the Total Ban on Nuclear Weapons Testing (permanent representative since 2015). The activities of the Representative Office include, among others human rights, sustainable development, problems related to migration, nuclear energy, security and disarmament.
Thanks to the signed agreement, a special scholarship program will be created, and students of the Catholic University of Lublin will be able to complete 6 to 11-month internships at the headquarters of the Representation. This is an amazing opportunity to get to know the specifics of working in a diplomatic mission from the inside and gain unique experience. One of the requirements for candidates include fluent knowledge of the English language, an additional advantage is the knowledge of German, as well as knowledge of the areas of activity that are of interest to the Permanent Representation.