If you are thinking of entering the world of diplomacy and public
policy, an internship at the United Nations could be the ideal start for
The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression
of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. You will be
given a real chance to work with our people. As part of our team,
working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and
senior management, you will be exposed to high-profile conferences,
participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as
organizational policy of the United Nations. Initially you will take on
the amount of responsibility you can shoulder; the potential for growth,
however, is yours to develop.
Can you be a United Nations intern?
you enrolled in a Master's or in a Ph.D. programme, or in the final
year of a Bachelor’s programme; or within one year after graduation from
a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. programme?
Do you have excellent command of English or French?
Are you neither a child or a sibling of a United Nations Secretariat staff member?
Keep in mind:
internship programme lasts for at least two months and can be as long
as six months. Once selected, you must begin your internship either
prior to or within one year of graduation.
Nations interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance,
accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns
or their sponsoring institutions.
Visa: You will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
Travel: You will arrange and finance your travel to the United Nations location where you will be an intern.
Medical insurance: You
will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness
incurred during the internship and must show proof of a valid major
global medical insurance coverage.
must be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished
information obtained during the course of the internship and may not
publish any documents based on such information.
Academic Credit: You
may get academic credit from your institution of higher education for
the internship. Check with your university to confirm their academic
credit policy for internships.
If you are interested in internships with other United Nations funds and
programmes listed, please apply with them directly through the links