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Students and Young Professionals

Most professional posts in International Organizations require several years of experience and advanced degrees, however, there are a few programs in place to help highly qualified students and young professionals to get their foot in the door.  Check out the links to the left for more information about how to start a future career working for an international organization in internships, junior professional officer and associate expert programs, and young professionals programs. International Organizations sometimes offer fellowship opportunities throughout the year; please check the specific international organization of interest to verify.  If your background does not fit the ideal description for these programs, please consider gaining experience by working for a relevant non-governmental organization, non-profit organization, or applying to volunteer with the Peace Corps. International Organizations partner with different types of organizations in the field whose positions are typically less competitive.  Building required technical and language skills and potentially working hand in hand with UN officials in the field could make your application at an International Organization more competitive in the future.  Visit UN agency websites to learn more about partnerships and consultants that the agencies hire to reach their goals.