The National Democratic Institute provides young leaders with an opportunity to better understand how the Institute’s programs are designed, implemented, and evaluated. Find out more and apply!


Organization: NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government


Duty Station: Washington D. C.


Open to: Undergraduate and graduate students


Timeframe: 3-6 months


Deadline: Specific for each position or not specified


Job description:

The National Democratic Institute offers paid internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students — as well as young professionals — from diverse backgrounds who want to learn about international development focused on democracy and governance.

Interns at work:

- gain substantive professional experience and critical skills for work in the non-profit sector

- attend a three-day hands-on workshop focused on writing, social media, and administrative skills, as well as guidance for post-internship job searches and a technology science fair

- access free in-house training programs — for both job-related and lifelong skills to enhance career opportunities

- receive personal and professional development opportunities including meeting with NDI senior leadership and building future career networks

- attend workshops, lectures, and other in-house events including frequent brown bag lunches with NDI speakers and associated institutions working all over the world

Click here to check the current internship openings



- fluency in oral and written English; additional language skills strongly desirable, particularly Arabic, Russian, Spanish or French

- knowledge and interest in NDI fields of work

- flexibility and good organization skills (team-oriented and multi-tasking)  

See the specific requirements for each opening


Wage/fees:  Most of the internships are usually paid (amount not specified)


Application process: Log in or register to fill in the application form. A resume and a cover letter are required


Useful links:

Internships page

NDI website  


Contact information:

Use this form if you want to reach NDI

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The World Bank provides graduate students with practical experience in global development. Find out more about it and apply for an internship!


Organization: The World Bank has set two ambitious goals: to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote “shared prosperity” and greater equity in the developing world, promoting income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population in each country. While poverty has declined rapidly over the past three decades, humanity continues to face urgent and complex challenges. At the same time, rising inequality and social exclusion seems to accompany rising prosperity in many countries. Under these circumstances, the World Bank's overarching mission of a world free of poverty is as relevant today as it has ever been


Duty Station: Washington D.C. (some positions are offered in country offices)


Open to: Graduate students


Timeframe: Two seasons: Summer Internship (June–September) and Winter Internship (December–March). Duration of minimum four weeks  


Deadline: Applications are accepted during the following periods each year: December 1-January 31 for the Summer Internship; October 1–31 for the Winter Internship  


Job description:

The World Bank Group Internship offers highly motivated and successful individuals an opportunity to improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. Interns generally find the experience to be rewarding and interesting. Generally, successful candidates have completed their first year of graduate studies or are already into their PhD programs. This internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, as well as other related fields



- Possess an undergraduate degree and be already enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master's degree or PhD)

- Fluency in English is required; the knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese are advantageous

- Prior relevant work experience and computing skills is a asset


Wage/fees: Hourly salary to all interns. Where applicable, the World Bank provides an allowance towards travel expenses. Interns are responsible for their own living accommodations


Application process:

All applications must be submitted online as soon as the application period is open. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. You will be asked to register for an account and provide an email address. You must complete your application in a single session and will be able to submit it only if you have uploaded all the required documents and answered all the questions.

You must attach the following documents (mandatory) before submitting: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Statement of Interest and Proof of Enrollment in a graduate degree.

Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any further changes/updates


Useful links:



World Bank website


Contact information:

Click here


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Are you interested in human rights issues? The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights offers graduate students internships throughout the year. Apply now!

Organization: OHCHR represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. It has a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights. The High Commissioner heads OHCHR and spearheads the United Nations' human rights efforts. OHCHR offers leadership, work objectively, educate and take action to empower individuals and assist States in upholding human rights

Duty Station: The internship programme may be offered at any duty station of the Secretariat designated as a family duty station  

Open to: Graduate students in a field of work of United Nations

Timeframe: Two semesters in a year: January-June and July-December

Deadline: 30 April  – Selection process: May/June    

                31 October – Selection process: November/December  

Job description: This internship is intended to increase the intern's understanding of current human rights issues at the international level and give them an insight into the work of the United Nations and OHCHR in particular. Moreover, it provides OHCHR and the United Nations Human Rights mechanisms with the assistance and the contribution of outstanding young students or graduates. The relationship between the Organization and the intern is one of mutual benefit. Interns are assigned to an organizational unit of OHCHR according to the needs of the Office and their own areas of interest. They are involved in: researching human rights issues, drafting analytical papers and reports, providing substantive and technical servicing of meetings, backstopping fact-finding and technical cooperation activities as well as field operations and supporting other OHCHR activities, depending on the exigencies of the Office. As part of the internship programme, OHCHR endeavours to brief interns through a series of information sessions on human rights issues conducted by staff of the Office


- one of the follow academic requirements: be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); if already graduated, must commence the internship, if selected, within a one-year period of graduation

- study disciplines related to the work of the United Nations, e.g. International Law, Political Science, History, Social Sciences. Preference will be given to those, within these disciplines, who have specialized in human rights issues

- have a good command of at least two of the six official languages of the United Nations, i.e. English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese. Drafting ability in either English or French is required

Wage/fees: Interns are not remunerated. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions

Application process:

Applicants should submit the following documentation:

- a duly completed, stamped, dated and signed internship application form

- a list of courses taken, transcripts of grades or diplomas

- a written sample of research work or an abstract of academic papers (3-12 pages maximum)

- a proof of enrolment in graduate studies

- a proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan

Selected candidates are normally informed approximately one month before the starting date of the internship. Due to the large number of applicants, OHCHR is unable to inform unsuccessful candidates. Unsuccessful candidates may re-apply for following periods.

Address for applications:

Internship Programme - Internship Coordinator - Administrative Section

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

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Please send all applications either as scanned documents in PDF format or as WORD attachments and limit the number of documents to two maximum. The naming convention for documents is:

LAST NAME First Name - Application

When applying for an internship, candidates should indicate the semester and the dates of the period for which they wish to be considered

Useful links:

More info and instructions about the internship

OHCHR website  

Contact information:

Click here

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Opening the door to the BMW Group and your career success: apply now and get a taste of working life and, as part of an internship, discover a lot about people, technology, processes and corporate culture

Organization/Company: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, usually known under its abbreviation BMW, is a German luxury vehicles, motorcycle, and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916. Headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it also owns and produces Mini cars and serves as the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad, and plug-in electric cars under the BMW i sub-brand. It is one of the best-selling luxury automakers in the world. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index

Open To: University Students

Timeframe: Four to six months are ideal

Deadline: On going

Description: Depending on your degree course, you can complete internships in a variety of fields. Through involvement in ongoing projects, you are able to gain valuable specialist expertise and hands-on project experience – in development and production, administration, purchasing, sales and marketing, human resources, press and public relations or finance. We will agree on personal performance targets with you and meet on a regular basis to give you feedback on your personal development.

Qualifications: Students who are enrolled at a university or a university of applied sciences or students who are currently between their bachelors and master studies, are eligible

Wage/Fees: Not specified

How to Apply: When you apply for a technical pre-degree internship, please submit the examination rules of your preferred degree course. It is always worth submitting a speculative application for an internship via our online tool, the Job Assistant. Your application should reach us four months before the desired start date. All current internship vacancies in the various business sectors and locations can be found in the online job market for students.

Useful Links:

Students Careers

Job Assistant

Contact Info: FORM

Edited by: Christopher Allevi

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UNESCO offers students an Internship Programme open throughout the year. It is an incredible and challenging opportunity: what are you waiting for? Read more about it before applying!


For similar opportunities, go to International Organizations


Organization: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. Thus, UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by mobilizing for education, building intercultural understanding, pursuing scientific cooperation and protecting freedom of expression


Duty Station: Different UNESCO’s offices around the world


Open to: Students enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate degree program


Timeframe: 1-4 months


Deadline: None – open throughout the year


Job description: The purpose of the UNESCO Internship programme is to offer selected graduate and postgraduate students in a field related to the work of UNESCO (see Qualifications) the opportunity to supplement their academic knowledge with practical work assignments and to enable them to gain a better understanding of UNESCO’s mandate and programmes. The programme also allows students of bilingual secretarial schools/technical institutions to gain practical experience in an international organization



- Bachelor’s Degree or at least 3 years of full-time studies in a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree

- Major field of study must be in areas related to UNESCO’s fields of competence (education, culture, sciences, communication and social sciences) or in other areas which support UNESCO’s work (Law, Human Resources Management, Management Studies, International Relations)

- Excellent knowledge, both written and spoken, of at least one of UNESCO’s working languages (English or French)

- A working knowledge of the other language is an asset, and may be required of candidates for internships in secretarial/assistant assignments at Headquarters

- Computer skills: ability to use computer systems, email and office-related software (MS Office)

- Attitude: an awareness of the many facets of a multicultural world and a commitment to international public service are essential


Wage/fees: UNESCO interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, visa, insurance, accommodation and living expenses must be borne either by the interns or their sponsoring institutions


Application process: In order to apply, go to this page, fill in the application form with all the requested information and upload your resumé.


Useful links:

UNESCO website

Get more info about the internship


Contact information:

UNESCO Headquarters

7 place Fontenoy

75007 Paris, France

P: +33 (0)1 4568 1000


Edited by Tatiana Camerota

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Are you interested in working for an International Organization? Are you willing to embark on a challenging opportunity that will enrich your personal as well as your professional experience? If so, consider applying for an internship at FAO!


Organization: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) is an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. Moreover, FAO is a source of knowledge and information, helping developing countries to modernize and improve their agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security


Duty Station: Several options within FAO’Headquarters and its decentralized offices worldwide


Open to: Students and young graduates under 30


Timeframe: 3-6 months


Deadline: None – Selection process open throughout the year   


Job description: The Organization offers several options to provide hands-on opportunities for students or young graduates to learn more about what FAO does. Tasks will be different according to each field of study



- no more than 30 years of age

- be recent graduates or students in a recognized university or graduate school programme and have completed at the very least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant to the work of FAO

- working knowledge of English, French or Spanish is required. Knowledge of one of the other two, or Arabic, Chinese or Russian, is an asset

- must not bear any of the following relationships to staff members of the Organization: son, daughter, brother, or sister


Wage/fees: Stipend from FAO up to the amount of US $700


Application process:

Interested candidates can apply online through iRrecruitment in three easy steps:

1) Create the Personal Profile Form (PPF) online in iRecruitment

2) Attach a letter of motivation

3) Apply to the vacancy: "IRC3038: Call for Interest: Internship Programme"

Eligible applications will be retained for a maximum period of six months. Only successful candidates will be contacted by FAO.

For iRecruitment user guidelines, please refer to the application toolkit


Useful links:

FAO website

Get more info about the internship


Contact information:


Viale delle Terme di Caracalla

00153 Rome, Italy

Tel: (+39) 06 57051

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Edited by Tatiana Camerota

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The International Maritime Organization is offering internship opportunities at their headquarters in London; you can write your thesis dissertation while doing research within one of the UNs most important specialized agencies!


For more opportunities go to: International Organization


Organization/Company name: as a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented. In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency


Location: London, UK   


Open To: students with a university degree or be enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. programme


Timeframe: internships are offered for periods of two weeks to a maximum of three months. Starting dates are at the beginning of the month and mid-month


Deadline: open


Job description: the IMO Internship Programme is solely designed for students undertaking research in activities relating to the work of the Organization for the main purpose of writing their dissertation or to further their own research. While conducting their research at the Organization, interns will also have the opportunity to observe and gain insight into the functioning of a United Nations organization. Interns may meet IMO experts and observe the proceedings of committees or governing bodies of the Organization, when appropriate


Qualifications: to apply for this opportunity the candidate must:

- be a student with a university degree or be enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. programme;

- provide a summary of their research, clearly indicating the specific areas of the Organization's work to which their research pertains.

Applicants are considered for an internship at the request of their governments, appropriate governmental authorities (if the country concerned is a Member State of IMO), or at the request of universities or institutions of higher education

Wage:  IMO internships are unpaid. Interns or their sponsoring institutions are responsible for the cost of travel, insurance, accommodation and living expenses


Application process: send your application form and its enclosures to Mr. Nick Sealey, External Relations Assistant, External Relations Office, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division stating the specific research subject and the period of internship required. In the majority of the cases, the Guidelines would be sufficient to provide the information regarding the IMO Internship Programme. However, if  more specific information is required, please contact Mr. Nick Sealey at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Useful links:

Link to the offer

IMO Home Page


Contact information:

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International Maritime Organization

4, Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR United Kingdom

Tel +44 (0)20 7735 7611 Fax +44 (0)20 7587 3210

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Edited by: Lorenza Paolella Ridolfi

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