The application period for the United Nations Young Professionals Programme is finally open! Find out more about this opportunity and don’t waste any more time. Send your application!

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Organization/Company: The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination and professional development programmes once successful candidates start their career with the UN.

 

Duty Station: New York, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut, Geneva, Nairobi, Santiago, Vienna, other  

 

Open To: The YPP examination is held once a year and is open to nationals of countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise. The list of participating countries is published annually and varies from year to year (for the list of the participating countries click here).

 

Timeframe: not specified  

 

Deadline: August, the 9th

 

Job description: There are three positions at the YPP: Associate Social Affairs Officer; Associate Legal Officer; Associate Statistician

These positions are located primarily in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Regional Commissions. DESA is a vital interface between global policies in the economic, social and environmental spheres and national action. Its work is guided by the universal, integrated and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The YPP examination in Social Affairs covers a wide range of cross-cutting social, economic and demographic topics, including matters related to poverty eradication, employment, inequality, social integration and social inclusion, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, youth, population dynamics, aging and migration, as well as other related areas covered by the social affairs arms of the United Nations. Successful candidates could be assigned to a job in any or a combination of these areas.

The assessment process is divided into 3 stages: Screening of applications; Written examination taken online; Oral examination. Knowledge of UN languages may be tested at any of these stages.

 

Associate Social Affairs Officer Duties:

- Carry out basic research on selected aspects of critical areas of concern related to socio-economic issues

- Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs

- Liaise with NGOs, researchers, academia, etc., as appropriate, to obtain and provide data and information

- Analyse progress and developments in the implementation of specific programmes; contributes to the development of mechanisms for monitoring programme implementation

- Prepare documentation for technical cooperation programmes and projects

 

Associate Legal Officer Duties:

- Conducts legal research on a diverse range of assigned issues in international law and other area(s) of specialization in public and private law

- Assists Legal Officers in the review of legal documents, instruments, or other material;

- Assists in the preparation of legislative and other legal standards, legal opinions/advice on a wide range of international public and private law issues, including the United Nations Charter, General Assembly resolutions and decisions

- Assesses the relevance or admissibility of evidence gathered by investigators.

- Assists in the preparation of agreements and contracts with governments, NGOs and other public and private entities, as well as claims and disputes.

- Assists Legal Officers in servicing diplomatic conferences, commissions, committees, task forces and other bodies

 

Associate Statistician Duties:

- Participates in the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of statistical data from Member States by selecting methods of data collection, selecting and implementing appropriate methods for validating collected data and processing data for incorporation into statistical database(s)

- Participates in the development, implementation, and management of statistical database(s) and outputs in a particular area of statistics

- Conducts methodological research, analyze, and present information gathered from various data sources on assigned topics

- Prepares population estimates and projections and applies methodologies for demographic analysis

- Organizes and participates in seminars, working groups, expert meetings and task teams as a technical resource person

 

Qualifications:

  • You must have the nationality of a participating country
  • You must hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam subject you are applying for
  • You must be 32 or younger in the year of the examination
  • You must be fluent in either English or French

For further information about the qualifications regarding each singular position:

Associate Social Affairs Officer

-  Associate Legal Officer

Associate Statistician

 

Wage: not specified  

 

Application process: Read carefully the Application Process.

To apply, visit the page of the offer: 

Associate Social Affairs Officer

-  Associate Legal Officer

Associate Statistician

 

Useful links:

UN YPP

Associate Social Affairs Officer

Associate Legal Officer

Associate Statistician

Application Process

Sustainable Development Goals

 

Contact information:

Visit the page “Contact Us” on the UN website

 

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Are you a student of international relations, diplomacy, political science, law? Do you want to work within UN institutions in the future? Do you wish to start getting experience but don't know how? Make your first step and participate in Diplomatic simulations of the UN.

 

Model UNs are programmes geared towards teaching students the work of the United Nations. Participants act as delegates of the Member States as they replicate the debates and discussions held within actual UN committees. The goal of this experience-based program is to find common and effective solutions on the agenda topics through the approval and signing of resolutions.

On 2010 Giovani nel Mondo launched one of the biggest MUN in the world the Rome Model United Nations and established a network of partnerships with other Model UN’s in the world so we are ready to invite you to participate in one of the following Model UN Projects:

  • SAIMUN (Sub Saharan International Model United Nations 2nd July -6th July  2018) is a five-day international relations simulation for both high school and university/college students that is held annually at the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON), Gigiri.
  • BIMUN (Babcock International Model United Nations 8th July - 13th July 2018) is a national initiative of young leaders to engage and energize young supporters around the work of the United Nations. It is the first Model United Nations in Nigeria organized by a private university and it is an internationally diverse Model United Nations Conference.
  • SLMUN (Sri Lanka Model United Nations August 31st – September 2nd 2018) marks 11 years of SLMUN being the prime forum for youth around Sri Lanka to voice out their opinions, debate and formulate solutions for global issues. For 11 years, SLMUN has united youth around the Island and around South Asia to tackle global issues in a diplomatic perspective and come to solutions with compromise. Understanding the pivotal role youth play in the future of this world, our theme for SLMUN 2018 is ‘Redefining Global Diplomacy’ which is aimed at the future generations of world leaders to think out of the box and engage together in diplomatic efforts, to try and achieve what others before them have not: a better and safer world.
  • IELMUN (31st August – 4th September 2018), is a Model United Nations conference for high school and university students, held in the 134-year-old high school, Istanbul (Erkek) Lisesi. IELMUN was the first and only conference to organize a trilingual conference (Turkish, German, English) in Turkey and one of the few in the world, in 2012, when our journey first began.

 

Please note, only ONE place is available for each project, that allows you to get Free conference fee and accommodation. The flight ticket and other costs are at your expense.

However, several places are reserved for our delegates with total fees at your personal expense.

In case of interest, please send an email with your updated cv at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and specify to which MUN you would like to participate.

 

The United Nations were founded on October 24th, 1945 by 51 Countries committed to preserving collective peace and security thanks to international cooperation, and they are strongly determined to thwart any kind of conflict. Today the UN is currently made up of 193 Member States.

According to its charter, the UN Security Council is committed to maintaining international peace and security, and it can be convened at any time, whenever the peace is threatened. The UN Security Council is made up of 15 members: 5 of them are permanent - China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States of America; the remaining 10 are appointed for a two-year period mandate by the Assembly. According to the UN charter, all of the Member States are obliged to respect every Council’s decision; said decisions require a majority of at least nine votes to be approved. No decision can be made if a Permanent Member votes against it. Besides Permanent Members, the Council provides for the participation of 10 non-permanent Members that are elected on behalf of the UN State Members. The 10 non-permanent Members are elected with a two-year term of office. UN Security Council’s presidency is held for a month by each Member, in alphabetical order according to the English names of the Countries.

After 9 years, Italy took over the Presidency of The Council on November, 2017.

Italy became a UN member on December 14th, 1955. Over the years, Italy concurred with determination to the elaboration of the General Assembly and Security Council’s Resolutions, that gave life to major innovations in terms of international regulations. Campaigns in favour of the moratorium of the death penalty; the promotion of gender equality and women and children’s rights; battles against every kind of religious discrimination and in favour of freedom of thought - these are some of the issued that involved our country. Italy has also shared its responsibility arising from collective security, already fulfilling a consecutive six-time role of non-permanent member of UN Security Council,  and participating in peace operations; on November 1st began Italy’s presidency of the UN Security Council.

The Italian Presidency agenda is particularly tight. Amongst the most important appointments, Libya’s briefing (November 16th) and the security challenges briefing in the Mediterranean  (November 17th) will be chaired by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of International Cooperation Angelino Alfano and will be attended by General Secretary Guterres and ONU Special Representative for Libya, Salamè.

Italy founded its candidacy on the given contribute, and is able to continue to offering to the international community: its mass media communication; conflict prevention activities and promotion of dialogue as a main instrument to their resolution; commitment in UN’s peace operations; knowledge of the Mediterranean Sea and its dynamics, given the international importance; human rights, fundamental freedoms and Rule of Law’s promotion.

On 30 November, there will be a briefing on the "Destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict", one of the main themes of the Italian mandate. There will also be numerous other events dealt with in November in accordance with the frequency established by the Council. They mainly involve updates on a number of situations in the following countries: The Central African Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Sudan/Darfur, Libya, Burundi, Syria (regarding three different fronts: chemical weapons, humanitarian and political matters), the Middle East, as well as discussions on sanctions against North Korea.

Italy will be a non-permanent member throughout 2017, while in 2018 it will be replaced by the Netherlands: the two countries made agreements on dividing the 2017-2018 term, given the equal footing reached in June 2016 elections.

 

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United Natons Information Center is looking for an intern for its headquarter in Washington D.C.

For more similar opportunities visit our section International Organizations

 

Organization: Established in 1946, the UN Information Center is responsible for US/UN issues and serves as a liaison to Congress, the US government and foundations in Washington as well as to the media, academic institutions and public across the United States. The Center includes a small reference library that houses official UN documents as well as other materials published by the United Nations. The office also supports high-level visitors from headquarters and field offices around the world. UNIC’s internship program presents an enormous opportunity for college students and post-graduates seeking a challenging work experience in international relations.

 

Duty station: Washington

 

Deadline: Summer Semester – March 19

Fall Semester – July 16

Spring Semester – October 31

 

Description: UNIC - United Nations Information Center - interns have a broad range of responsibilities that include everything from representing the office at Washington events to fielding public inquiries. As part of the program, interns attend Capitol Hill hearings and NGO/think tank briefings on a variety of international subjects and report back to the office and UN headquarters on what was said. UNIC works with each intern to enable him/her to attend meetings on topics of particular interest. Another facet of the internship program involves monitoring international and regional news and keeping UNIC abreast of important UN-related developments. In addition to these primary responsibilities, interns are responsible for assisting with UN events, outreach and public inquiries. They are also given the opportunity to assist with visits of UN officials and conduct research for UN staff and projects. Likewise, interns are expected to assist with some administrative duties and contribute to the day-to-day functioning of the office.

 

Requirements: Intern selection is highly competitive.Preference will be given to students in their senior year of college or graduate school, with major area of study in international relations, political science, communications or related field. Students should demonstrate excellent language, research and writing skills. Past experience in a professional office environment is an asset. Knowledge of Microsoft office is required. Preference is given to students who can work full-time with a minimum of 3 days per week required.

Strong candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of the United Nations system, the U.S. Government, Washington think tanks and media. They will also have previous international experience and strong interest in the UN and its focus areas. He/She will have a professional demeanor and the ability to work in busy office with changing priorities and minimal supervision.

 

Wage: not specified

 

Application process: Please send a cover letter with start/end date and hours per week available, a résumé, three reference letters (letters under separate cover are preferred) and a writing sample to the address below. The writing sample should be 2-4 pages and demonstrate an ability to put complex ideas into clear concise language.

E-mail application to: internship@unic(dot)org. Please put “UNIC Internship” in the subject line.

or mail to:

Intern Coordinator

United Nations Information Center

1775 K Street, N.W., Suite 500

Washington, DC 20006

 

Useful links:

UNICWASH

Offer

 

Edited by Anja Herbez

 

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The United Nations Volunteers Programme offers incredible opportunities in various and different fields

 

Click International Organizations for other opportunities

 

Organization/Company: The United Nations (or UN)  is an intergovernmental organization established in 1945 by 51 Member States. Nowadays the UN is formed by 192 Nations. The UN works on four main functions: keep the international peace and security; develop friendly relations among Nations; cooperate in the solving of global problems and in the promoting of human rights; represent  a center for several national initiatives. UN is structured in several agencies and organizations aimed to support development, human rights, health all over the world with a particular attention to conflits areas and peace-keeping operations. 

 

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is a program which aim to spread peace and development all around the world through volunteerism. Online Volunteering, by using any device, helps the volunteers to find and address all the problems related to human exploitation, hunger and wars

 

Duty Station:  Various Countries and remotely

 

Open To: Everyone who fulfils the qualifications

 

Timeframe: Every offer has a different timeframe

 

Deadline: Open

 

Job description: The UNV Online Volunteering service connects organizations working for the Sustainable Development Goals with volunteers eager to contribute to global progress using their time and skills online

The sectors are:

- Translation

- Writing and editing

- Art and design

- Technology development

- Project development and management

- Research

- Teaching and training

- Leadership & strategy

- Outreach and advocacy

- Community organizing

- Event organization

- Volunteer Management

Every sector ha different duties

 

It’s important to have:

- Access to the Internet and the right tools. You’ll need reliable Internet access, as well as regular access to a communication device, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer

- Time. Decide how much time you can realistically devote to your online volunteering activities. Once you select a daily or weekly time range, you’ll be counted on to honour your commitment

- Availability. You’ll need to make yourself available for any teleconferences, meetings or check-ins required by the organization for which you’re volunteering

 

Qualifications:  Every sector require different qualifications

 

Wage/Fees:  Not specified

 

Application process:

-  Register as a volunteer with the UNV Online Volunteering service

- Once registered, you can start searching for opportunities right away. Apply for all those that interest you

- The organization offering the volunteer opportunity makes its selection from among the applicants. If you’re selected, congratulations – start making a difference right away

- Once you’ve completed your assignment, submit a feedback form telling about your experience. You’ll need this in order to receive…

- …your well-earned certificate of appreciation from the organization with which you volunteered, acknowledging your hard work and achievements

 

Useful links: You can find all the Job offers and all the information here

 

Contact information:

Online Volunteering service

United Nations Volunteers

Postfach 260 111

D-53153 Bonn

Germany

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UNDP internships offer a small group of outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP's work. Apply now!

 

Organization: UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. It helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results  

 

Duty Station: UNDP country office/regional center or at the organization's Headquarters in New York

 

Open to: Graduate students

 

Timeframe: Internship assignments vary in length according to the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UNDP. Assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis throughout the year

 

Deadline: If present, specified for each internship assignment

 

Job description: The internships with UNDP are designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complement other international studies, including law. Assignments vary greatly in terms of content. Every attempt is made to match the interests of the intern with the needs of the organization. The purpose of internships is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but, as already mentioned, to complement an intern's studies. However, a number of interns, having completed their studies and met the necessary requirements, have gone on to further assignments with the UNDP or elsewhere in the United Nations system.

Check here the current vacancies

 

Qualifications:

- enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme in a development related field such as economics, public or business administration, or environmental studies. Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible

- demonstrated interest in the field of development

- language skills: written and spoken proficiency in at least one, and preferably two of the three working languages used by UNDP: English, French and Spanish. Fluency in Arabic, Portuguese, Russian or Eastern European language is an asset

- interest in global mobility; adaptability to varied physical and other environments; desire to work with and gain the confidence and respect of people with different language, national and cultural backgrounds

- respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter and the UNDP Statement of Purpose

 

Wage/fees: The internships are not paid. All the costs associated must be borne by the nominating institution, by a related institution or government which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the students themselves

 

Application process: The selection for the internships is fully decentralized within UNDP. All internships are advertised on UNDP's jobs site at http://jobs.undp.org/. You can choose your internship and then submit the application electronically along with an uploaded resume

 

Useful links:

Internship

UNDP website

 

Contact information:

Click here

 

Edited by Tatiana Camerota

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The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute accepts interns throughout the year. There are different positions open now: discover more and apply for one (or more) of them!

 

Organization: UNICRI is a United Nations entity established in 1965 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice. UNICRI supports governments and the international community at large in tackling criminal threats to social peace, development and political stability

 

Duty Station: Turin and Rome

 

Open to: Students enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree) or students enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme

 

Timeframe: Three semesters: Spring, Summer and Fall. Duration from 2 up to 6 months

 

Deadline: September (start in January) – February (start in June) – May (start in September)

 

Job description: The objective of the internship programme is to enhance the educational experience of qualified students from diverse academic backgrounds through practical work assignments and on-the-job experience, to expose them to the work of the United Nations and to provide UNICRI with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional fields. Upon completion of the internship the interns are required to prepare a report on their activities. The supervisors of the interns are requested to certify the content of the report. Interns carry out their assignments according to the schedule of working hours agreed upon with their supervisors. The programme is normally full-time

Click here to find out all the current internship openings

 

Qualifications:

See the qualifications required for each internship opening (click “Reference number” to open the attached file). Those who graduated with a university degree (bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees), if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation

 

Wage/fees:  UNICRI will not bear any cost for the internship and all expenses connected with it must be borne by the intern

 

Application process: The application form specifically designed for the chosen internship programme must be downloaded and duly completed, then submitted, preferably via email, to: internshipunicri.it.

Alternatively, a hard copy of the application can be mailed or faxed to:

UNICRI - Internship Coordinator

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10, 10127 Turin, ITALY

Fax: +39-011-63 13 368

Applications must indicate the Internship Opening reference number. Applications that do not quote the reference number and/or are received after the deadline will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for telephone interview. A separate application is necessary for each internship opening

 

Useful links:

UNICRI website

More info about the Internship Programme

 

Contact information:

Headquarters

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10

10127 Turin, Italy

Tel.: (+39) 011 6537 111

Fax: (+39) 011 6313 368

informationunicri.it

 

Edited by Tatiana Camerota

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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

 

Qualifications:

- 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

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

 

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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Do you want to live a meaningful experience helping refugees and defending their lives and rights? If so, apply now for an internship with UNHCR!

 

For similar opportunities visit International Organizations

 

Organization: For over 65 years, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been protecting the rights and well-being of refugees all over the world. UNHCR works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. Since 1950, it has faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to. Thus, UNHCR help to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home

 

Duty Station: Different departments and offices at UNHCR headquarters

 

Open to: Students with an interest in UNHCR fields of work

 

Timeframe: Internships at UNHCR are on an on-going basis and are offered throughout the year, depending on the availability of meaningful assignments and the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns. For the internship to be worthwhile and effective, it normally lasts between two and six months

 

Deadline: There is no deadline for sending in your application form

 

Job description: The kind of work interns are offered depends on UNHCR requirements as well as the qualifications and interests of the applicant. Most interns work on a project which will benefit both them and UNHCR, in fields such as refugee protection (legal), international relations, administration and public affairs.

 

Qualifications: Not specified – Requirements different according to tasks and fields

 

Wage/fees: Internships are not remunerated. All costs connected with internships (including travel and living accommodation) must therefore be borne by the Interns or their sponsoring institutions or governments

 

Application process: Fill in the UNHCR application form online. Since not all offices have access to the central database, it is recommended that, in addition to the online application, requests for internships be also submitted by separate mail with a covering letter to the field/branch office concerned. The details of those who submit online applications will be stored for six months. Managers consult the database when searching for candidates with specific academic profiles. If your application interests one of UNHCR departments, the relevant manager will contact you directly. If you experience problems with registration, you can contact UNHCR at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Useful links:

More info and Internship Agreement

UNHCR website

 

Contact information:

Click here

 

Edited by Tatiana Camerota

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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

Qualifications:

- 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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