If you are planning to embark on a career in the field of education, science, or culture, then you should consider an internship at UNESCO. The UNESCO Internship Programme offers you practical work in one of UNESCO’s priority areas. Aside from helping you understand the organization’s mandate, programmes, and main thrusts, it also enhances your academic knowledge with relevant work assignments that can help you prepare for your future career.
Who can apply?
You can apply for the internship if you:
- have completed your full-time university studies (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; or
- are enrolled in a graduate programme (second university degree or Master’s degree or equivalent, or higher), at the time of application; or
- have recently graduated with a university degree (first or second degree as defined above), within the last 12 months.
Applicants in secretarial / assistant or technical / professional assignments must be enrolled in a secretarial school or in a specialized technical/professional institution. Also, they must have
- reached the last year of their studies, or
- recently graduated (within the last 12 months) from their school or institution.
Below are the requirements:
- Age: You must be at least 20 years old to apply.
- Languages: You should have an excellent command, both written and spoken, of English or French. A working knowledge of the other language (English or French) is an asset, and may be required for internships in secretarial and assistantship assignments at the headquarters.
- Computer skills: You must have an excellent knowledge of computer systems and office-related software.
- Team player: You should be able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.
- Communication skills: You should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
As you prepare your application, you need to note the following:
- Have your motivation letter and résumé ready before filling out the application form. You only have one hour to finish the process.
- All fields marked with * are mandatory.
- You can only use either English or French in applying.
- You can only submit only one application.
- The duration of an internship generally ranges between 2 and 6 months.
- UNESCO does not remunerate interns. There is no compensation, financial or otherwise for internship assignments.
- Even if you are eligible, there is no guarantee of placement. We receive more applications from qualified candidates than we can place.
- Your application will be accessed by UNESCO managers around the world and will stay in our database for a period of six months.
For more information on the program and how to apply, visit the official website of the UNESCO Internship Programme 2022.
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