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Internships

There are many different internship programs across the UN System and in other international organizations. Please review the links below for specific information about each program and their respective application deadlines, as the requirements for these programs vary. The application process is very competitive, thus it is important to review the requirements carefully and devote time to writing your application. It is possible that some international organizations do not advertise internship opportunities, in which case, you should reach out to the specific international organization of interest to inquire about possible internship positions. Regional offices tend to be less competitive than headquarters posts. Also, keep in mind that some internship opportunities such as the UN Secretariat place restrictions on hiring between the end of an internship and full time employment. Please reference the specific international organization for internship policies.

UN Secretariat Internship Program

Internships are usually between three to six month periods throughout the year on a full-time basis. Please be vigilant about the deadlines for applications as they vary depending on the vacant position. Please visit the UN Secretariat's website for more information.

UN System and Other International Organizations Internship Programs

Organization

Headquarters

African Development Bank (AfDB)

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Asia Pacific Economic Commission (APEC)

Singapore

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Manila, Philippines

Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

Vienna, Austria

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Bangkok, Thailand

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Beirut, Lebanon

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Geneva, Switzerland

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Santiago, Chile

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Vienna, Austria

International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

Rome, Italy

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

The Hague, Netherlands

International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY)

The Hague, Netherlands

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Rome, Italy

International Labor Organization (ILO)

Geneva,Switzerland

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

London, UK

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Washington, DC

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Geneva, Switzerland

International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

Geneva, Switzerland

International Trade Center (ITC)

Geneva, Switzerland

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)

Geneva, Switzerland

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Brussels, Belgium

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Paris, France

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Washington DC

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Vienna, Austria

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

The Hague, Netherlands

Organization of American States (OAS)

Washington, DC

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Washington, DC

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Rome, Italy

The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCOPIL)

The Hague, Netherlands

UN Center for Human Settlements (UN-HABITAT)

Nairobi, Kenya

UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)

New York, NY

UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

Vienna, Austria

UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Geneva, Switzerland

UN Development Program (UNDP)

New York, NY

UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Paris, France

UN Environment Program (UNEP)

Nairobi, Kenya

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Bonn, Germany

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Geneva, Switzerland

UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

Geneva, Switzerland

UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Geneva, Switzerland

UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research institute (UNICRI)

Turin, Italy

UN International Computing Centre (UNICC)

Geneva, Switzerland

UN Office in Geneva (UNOG)

Geneva, Switzerland

UN Office in Nairobi (UNON)

Nairobi, Kenya

UN Office in Vienna (UNOV)

Vienna, Austria

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Vienna, Austria

UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

New York, NY

UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Gaza City

UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Geneva, Switzerland

UN Systems Staff College (UNSSC)

Turin, Italy

UN University (UNU)

Tokyo, Japan

UN Volunteers (UNV)

Bonn, Germany

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

New York, NY

World Bank Group

Washington, DC

World Conservation Union (IUCN)

Bonn, Germany

World Food Program (WFP)

Rome, Italy

World Health Organization (WHO)

Geneva, Switzerland

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Geneva, Switzerland

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Geneva, Switzerland