I am writing in response to your announcement regarding the 2010 Legal Internship Program, posted on yourInternet site.
As a student in La Sorbonne University, I am completing a professional postgraduate degree in international law with a specialization in international administration. The courseshave included extensive work, both conceptual and applied, in the study of international organizations, both governmental and non-governmental. Working for an organization mandated to promote basichuman rights is an important objective for me as I strongly believe in these principles : I am enrolled in a course United Nations and Human Rights and participated in a cycle of conferences given byParis 1 Sorbonne around the theme: "Human Rights in an International Context". In this context, I feel particularly interested by the protection in migrants from exploitation and human rights abuse : thefact that it is estimated to be a 5$ to 9$ billion-a-year industry makes it a really current and worrysome area.
For all these reasons, I believe that such an opportunity to gain experience,exposure and training on how human counter-trafficking is done in the Greater Mekong Sub-region would be a immense privilege. Furthermore, I am aware that UNIAP is the only inter-agency coordinatingbody on human trafficking within the United Nation system, which can give me concrete experience, thanks to its serious commitment to facilitate a stronger and more coordinated response to humantrafficking in the GMS and beyond. The fact that this assignment involves a combination of headquarters and field work really interests me, as I believe that both types of work are really important tofully grasp the issues and obstacles at hand. I am quite efficient in dealing with projects from my desk, but I would really like to be able to apply what I have learned and what I will learn in the...