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Junior Professional Officer Programs

Are you interested in a meaningful career with global impact?

Get first-hand experience at the United Nations through the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) program.

The UN JPO Program is a two-year developmental program for young professionals that provides a pathway to a career at the United Nations. During the two years, JPOs gain experience in the field of multilateral cooperation through on-the-job learning under the supervision of experienced UN staff.

Eligibility: JPO candidates must have either a master’s degree with at least three years of work experience or a bachelor’s with at least five years of working experience. U.S. candidates must be no older than 32 years of age as of December 31 of the year of application.

Important Dates: New opportunities are posted throughout the year. Visit to learn more about upcoming JPO recruitment cycles.

How to Apply: Visit for more information on how to apply.

Current JPO Vacancies sponsored by the Bureau of International Organization Affairs:

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