UNU 2024 Internship Program: Opportunities for Global Experience

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The United Nations University Internship provides valuable knowledge and practical experience for candidates aspiring to pursue a career within the United Nations. During the internship, participants receive training, guidance, and hands-on experience while receiving a stipend from UNU to cover basic living expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the United Nations University Internship in 2024, candidates must:

  • Currently be enrolled in or have recently completed (within two years of application) postgraduate studies (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a field related to the University’s work.
  • Be under the age of 32 at the time of application.
  • Have no more than 5 years of work experience in their related field.
  • Possess native or fluent proficiency in both written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrate excellent research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Build and sustain productive partnerships with people from various cultural and social backgrounds.
  • Exhibit resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving.
  • Demonstrate advanced computer proficiency, particularly in MS Office software (with a preference for a high level of expertise in Microsoft Excel), and familiarity with ICT tools.
  • Show a demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations, particularly that of the United Nations University.


  • Interns who do not receive financial support from other sources, such as universities or institutions, will receive a stipend from UNU to partially cover their basic living expenses throughout the internship.
  • The monthly stipend amount will be determined based on the prevailing rates at each duty station.
  • Stipends are disbursed on a monthly basis, and part-time internship arrangements are adjusted accordingly.
  • The internship duration is approximately four months (16 weeks).
  • Expected start date: August 12, 2024
  • Expected end date: December 20, 2024

 Roles of United Nations University Interns

Interns in this program have the opportunity to contribute to various ongoing initiatives that offer insight into the operations of the University. Junior Fellows support the Office of the Rector in the subsequent domains:

  • Conducting administrative research and drafting documents for institutional development, including executive briefs and information briefs for internal policy development.
  • Assisting in project management planning and tool development.
  • Coordinating in-person and online events, such as lectures, conferences, and workshops.
  • Providing logistical support for meetings and taking minutes.
  • Proofreading reports and editing copy.
  • Assisting in communication efforts, including preparing newsletters, event summaries, and other communication materials.

Method of Application

Application Deadline: May 10, 2024.

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