UN Internship Programme

UN Internship Programme

The United Nations provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an internship at its Headquarters in New York.

This Internship Programme is for the United Nations Headquarters in New York only.

The objective of the Internship Programme is threefold:


  • to provide a framework by which graduate and post-graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to United Nations Offices where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments.
  • to expose them to the work of the United Nations.
  • to provide UN offices with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional fields.To qualify for the United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:1. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship; or

    2. Applicants pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages must have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.

Contact: Internship Coordinator, United Nations Headquarters, Room S-2500F, New York, NY 10017, U.S.A. Fax: (212) 963-9514. E-mail: OHRM_interns[at]un.org.

For more information see; UN Internship Programme

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