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United Nations (UN) Internships 2024 Apply Online

The United Nations invites driven and talented individuals to join its Internship Program. These programs provide participants with practical exposure and engagement in diverse UN projects, initiatives, and departments, contributing to professional growth and global development efforts.

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  • Collaborate with experienced professionals on substantive projects aligned with the UN's focus areas.
  • Conduct research, analysis, and provide support in various departments or specialized fields.
  • Assist in organizing events, drafting reports, and contributing innovative ideas to ongoing UN initiatives.
  • Engage in meetings, workshops, and seminars to gain insights into global issues and UN operations.
  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program (requirements vary by internship).
  • Strong academic background in relevant fields such as international relations, social sciences, economics, law, or related disciplines.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Fluency in English (additional UN languages may be required for certain positions).
  • Demonstrated interest in the UN's mission and global affairs.
Job Benefits
  • Gain hands-on experience in international relations, development, humanitarian aid, and other UN-focused areas.
  • Networking opportunities with professionals and experts in diverse fields.
  • Exposure to multilateral diplomacy and global governance frameworks.
  • Potential for future employment opportunities within the UN system or related organizations.
  • Contribution to global initiatives for peace, development, and human rights.

To apply for internships at the United Nations (UN), follow these general steps:

  • Visit the UN Careers Portal: Access the UN Careers website [https://www.un.org/en/washington/careers] to explore available internship positions.
  • Browse Available Internships: Search and review the list of internship opportunities across various departments and fields aligned with your academic background and interests.
  • Review Requirements and Deadlines: Carefully read the requirements, qualifications, and application deadlines for each internship position. Ensure you meet the specified criteria before applying.
  • Prepare Application Materials: Prepare the necessary documents, which typically include a curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, and any additional documents specified in the internship posting.
  • Submit Application Online: Follow the instructions on the UN Careers portal to create an account or log in if you already have one. Complete the online application form and upload your application materials.
  • Monitor Application Status: After submission, regularly check your profile or email for any updates or notifications regarding your application status.
  • Prepare for Interviews (if applicable): If shortlisted, prepare for interviews or further assessments as part of the selection process.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
International Affairs
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
June 11, 2024
Valid through
December 1, 2025
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