Apply now for the UNESCO Internship Programme!

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!


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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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