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Internships in international organisations

Are you interested in doing an internship in the UN? This page provides detailed information on various internships and how to apply. Click on one of the organisations and check out how you can do an internship with them.

FAO
Food and Agriculture Organisation
FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.
Must not bear any of the following relationships to staff members of the Organization: son, daughter, brother, or sister.
Be recent graduates or students in a recognised university or graduate school programme and have completed at the very least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant to the work of FAO,
A working knowledge of English, French or Spanish is required. Knowledge of one of the other two, or Arabic, Chinese or Russian, is an asset;
Must not bear any of the following relationships to staff members of the Organization: son, daughter, brother, or sister.
Monthly stipend from FAO up to the amount of US$700. In some cases, the terms of sponsored internships may vary depending upon the agreement between FAO and the institution sponsoring the intern.
Duration: from 3 months to a maximum period of 6 months.
Send a cover letter and completed FAO Personal History Form to: Internship-Programme-Applications@fao.org Applications will be reviewed by the Human Resources Management Division and will be retained for a maximum of six months. Only successful candidates will be contacted by FAO. NOTE: The selection process is open throughout the year. For more info please contact Internship-Programme-Applications@fao.org.
IATA
International Air Transport Association
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 240 airlines or 84% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
Candidates must have a university degree (Bachelor degree as a minimum). The degree must have been achieved within the last 12 months.
Excellent spoken and written English. Fluency in other major languages is always considered a plus.
IATA will pay a living allowance to support the student during the internship: Geneva: 3,500CHF Madrid: 1,500 EUR Montréal: 2,000 CAD Singapore: 2,400 SGD Miami: 1,800 USD
Internships are on a full-time basis from 2 to 6 months, depending on the assignment.
The International Graduate Internship Programme is constantly open. Please consult our website in IATA Job Search and apply directly online.
ICAO
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection. The Organization serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation among its 191 Member States.
Masters
Fluency in English is mandatory,  Knowledge of any other official UN language is an asset (French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian or Arabic)
Sound knowledge of computer office tools (i.e. Word, Excel, Access)
ICAO internships are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by the intern
Duration of Internship: The normal duration of an internship is two months, which can be extended for an additional two months. The total duration may be exceptionally extended to a maximum of six months. The internship programme is normally on a full-time basis. The interns are expected to work five days a week in a department/office which has selected them, under the supervision of a staff member. Visa: The intern will be responsible for financing the necessary visas. However, ICAO will provide the necessary support in obtaining the visas. Travel: The intern shall arrange and finance the travelling to ICAO headquarters in Montreal. Medical insurance: The intern will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship and must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance coverage
If you are interested in an internship at ICAO and you meet the above requirements, please submit an online application. Once it is completed, you will receive an e-mail message acknowledging receipt.
IFAD
International Fund for Agricultural Development
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) was established as an international financial institution in 1977 to finance agricultural development projects primarily for food production in the developing countries.
Be of an IFAD member state
Be 30 years old or less
Be currently enrolled in a university or graduate school and have attended courses in the last 12 months; or have recently completed their university studies at the undergraduate or postgraduate lev
Be fluent in English. Fluency in other IFAD official and working languages is an asset;
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Be of an IFAD member state
All-inclusive lumpsum amount of USD600 per month, less any payment received from a sponsor (if any). The payment will be pro-rated for periods of less than one month on the basis of 30 days per month. Interns must carry their own medical insurance coverage valid worldwide, that covers for the cost of urgent medical care up to 30.000 EUR (per year) in line with the Schengen permit of stay requirement.
Duration: maximum period of 6 months with no possibility of extension under any other contractual type.
Fill in an electronic IFAD Personal History Form specifying the expected month/year of graduation and submit it to internship@ifad.org.
ILO
international Labour Office
The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes. The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
Be currently enrolled in the last year of a graduate degree (Master or equivalent) or in a higher degree programme relevant to the ILO
Working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least one of the ILO
Where an intern is not supported by an institution (university, government or other institution), a stipend to cover basic subsistence costs will be paid by the ILO. The current value of the stipend is 1850 CHF i.e US$ 1950.
Duration: between 3 up to a maximum of 6 months. Internships start on the 1st or 15th of each month (or the day after if it happens to be a non-working day).
Submit your application together with a covering letter to our roster (https://erecruit.ilo.org/public/). Profiles for internship positions are posted on a regular basis Your application through the roster increases the visibility of your profile by the different departments. Please note that only two applications per recruitment advertisement period are accepted.
IMF
International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) works to foster international monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
Be 32 old or less.
Be within one or two years of completing their Ph.D. in macroeconomics or relevant field; for the Legal Department internship, should be within one or two years of completing their L.L.M. in law, or e
Have an excellent command of English (both written and oral);
Must possess strong quantitative and computer skills.
Salary comparable to senior level support staff; Round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. from their university. Limited medical insurance coverage.
Duration: 10 to 13-week period. Interns work under the supervision of an experienced economist to carry out a research project and prepare a paper. Their paper may be presented to staff in the department at the end of their assignment, and papers of high standard may be published internally.
Submit applications through the special Internship section of JobLink. Before submitting an application, review the general information for applicants in the Current Vacancies section.
IMO
International Maritime Organisation
The International Maritime Organisation – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.
Attachments are offered for periods of two weeks to a maximum of two months. The Internship Programme is solely designed for students undertaking research in the activities of the Organization for the main purpose of writing their dissertation or to further their own research.
Students have already obtained a University Degree and are studying for a Master’s or PhD Degree
Working knowledge of at least one of the IMO's official languages (English, French or Spanish).
No remuneration
Interns are not supervised and are expected to determine for themselves the method and scope of their work at IMO. IMO is not a technical research organization and the collection of technical material is therefore limited.
The International Maritime Organization welcomes students who wish to apply for an internship at its Headquarters in London. They are considered for attachment at the request of their Governments or appropriate governmental authorities if the country concerned is a Member State of IMO or at the request of Universities/high learning institutions. All applications must be accompanied by a letter from the Sponsor.
IOM
International Organisation for Migration
IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
Interns tend to be students approaching the end of their programme or graduates
Interns should be between 19 and 32 years of age (average age is 26).
Interns recruited are post-graduate students in International Relations, Political Science, Law, Information Technology, International Public Administration, Human Resources and Communications.
English, French or Spanish
Internships are non-remunerated, voluntary assignments. IOM will grant to interns a Monthly Sustenance Allowance (MSA) as partial contribution to accommodation and living expenses.
Internships can last from 8 weeks to a maximum of 6 months. The initial contract can be renewed, provided that the overall duration does not exceed 6 months.
For internships at HQs, please consult our e-Recruitment regularly where we post available opportunities.
UN Women
UN Women
UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was created in 2010. Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Proof of medical coverage, passport, and visa/work permits must be provided for the file before the internship commences.
Be enrolled in a graduate-level degree programme during the Internship. The students must be Masters’ or Doctorates’ students, not Undergraduates. The only exception for Undergraduates is if they are
Proof of medical coverage, passport, and visa/work permits must be provided for the file before the internship commences.
No remuneration. The costs associated with internships must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation, etc.
Internship assignments vary in length according to the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UN-Women. Assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis throughout the year.
Submit an application at any time, indicating interests and availability: http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment/internship-programme/
UN-HABITAT
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
Be willing to intern on a full-time basis spending five days a week for a period of not less than 3 months and not exceeding six months.
The United Nations Office at Nairobi: Be currently enrolled in a third or fourth year of under-graduate (BA/BSc.) or in a graduate (Masters) or post-graduate (Ph D) programme, and will continue to be
Be willing to intern on a full-time basis spending five days a week for a period of not less than 3 months and not exceeding six months.
Duration: a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 months. Interns will be placed with various departments of UNEP, UN-HABITAT et UNON in Nairobi only.
Log onto the United Nations Careers Portal https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx. Submit a letter of recommendation from your University; stating that you are currently enrolled and your expected date of graduation: Dean of Students or dean of faculty, Registrar, Placement officer Ensure that an official letterhead or an official seal is used for the endorsement letter. This endorsement should be attached to the application. For online applicants, ensure that the endorsement is sent to us by e-mail, fax or post.
UNCTAD
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) aims to integrate developing countries into the world economy in order to promote their growth.
Be a graduate or postgraduate student at the time of application and during the internship. Be an undergraduate degree holder, provided enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate degree programme at the t
No remuneration
Print and fill in the Internship Application Form and return it at least three months prior to the proposed starting date of the internship. Send your application by post. No applications by fax or by e-mail will be accepted. Internship Programme of UNCTAD Human Resources Management Section Resources Management Service United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 's focus is helping countries build and share solutions to achieve Poverty Reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy for Sustainable Development.
Be enrolled in a graduate-level degree programme in a development related field such as economics, public or business administration, or environmental studies.
Written and spoken proficiency in at least one, and preferably two of the three working languages used by UNDP: English, French and Spanish. Fluency in Arabic, Portuguese, Russian or Eastern European
No remuneration. The costs associated with the latter must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc.
Internships can take place in a UNDP country office/ regional center or at the organization's Headquarters in New York.
All internships are advertised on UNDP's jobs site http://jobs.undp.org/index.cfm?cur_lang=en
UNEP
The United Nations Environment Programme
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an international institution that coordinates United Nations environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices.
Duration: 3 to 6 months
Be in third or fourth year of under-graduate (BA/BSc.) or in a graduate (Masters) or post-graduate (PhD) programme, and must continue to be enrolled during the period of the internship and after.
Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of any other UN language (French or Spanish) is an advantage.
Duration: 3 to 6 months
Send a letter of endorsement from educational institution, attesting the enrollment of the student. A letter from any one of the following personnel is suggested: Dean of Students or Dean of Faculty, Registrar, Placement Office.
UNESCO
UNESCO
UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.
Be a student pursuing a graduate or postgraduate degree programme (second university degree or higher) or technical/professional studies. Have completed a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and be comp
Excellent spoken and written knowledge of one of the two working languages, English or French.For secretarial or assistant internship assignments at UNESCO Headquarters and Field Offices, excellent sp
Ability to use office-related software (MS Office).
UNESCO does not remunerate or pay interns. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. UNESCO accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of interns or for costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. Interns are fully responsible for arranging at their own expense health and other forms of insurance covering the period of internship at UNESCO. Applicants for internship must provide a medical certificate of good health prior to being admitted to the internship programme.
Duration: between 1 and 4 months.
Submit at least one month before the start of the internship. The application form can only be submitted online via "StageWeb" : http://stageweb.unesco.org/ Important: If the applicant does not receive any response within 8 months of submission, the internship has not been retained.
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund's
The United Nations Population Fund's goals are achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health (including family planning), promoting reproductive rights, reducing maternal mortality and accelerating progress on the ICPD agenda and MDG 5.
Applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins.
Be enrolled in a degree programme at an accredited university or in a similar educational programme.
Written and spoken proficiency in English; fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic is an asset.
Applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins.
No remuneration
Apply through e-Recruit. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
UNHCR
UNHCR
International protection is the main task of UNHCR. The organization shall ensure the rights of refugees, that refugees have the right to seek asylum and that no refugee is forced to return to a country where he or she fears persecution.
Good knowledge in research and very good skills in writing and word processing.
Law degree (or related studies) and particular interest in public international law (including questions relating to the rights of refugees and human rights) and public law (including asylum) and / or
Very good knowledge of English, French and German.
Good knowledge of the use of Word and CMS
Good knowledge in research and very good skills in writing and word processing.
No remuneration
Duration: a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 months.
Send your application letter and your curriculum vitae (one page for each of these documents) in English by post or by email to the following address: Bureau du HCR pour la Suisse et le Liechtenstein Case postale 2500 1211 Genève 2 Dépôt Suisse swige@unhcr.org
UNICEF
The United Nations Children's Fund
The United Nations Children's Fund provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
Be a currently-enrolled graduate or post-graduate student in a field related to UNICEF’s interests. Be enrolled during the full duration of the proposed internship period.
Be fluent in English and one other UNICEF working language i.e. French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese.
No remuneration
Duration: a minimum period of 6 weeks and a maximum of 16 weeks. Application for an internship should be supported by university or related institution. A minimum requirement is a letter from one of the professors supporting the application. The following documents are required: - a letter from the university or institution, certifying the enrolment, course of study and expected date of graduation/degree. - an original, up-to-date university transcript or equivalent institutional record. - two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the college professor supervising your internship. - a proof of medical and life insurance coverage.
Submit an online application http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/internship.php For queries and questions, please send an e-mail to UNICEF at Internships@unicef.org
UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability The mandate of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition.
The applicant should be aged between 21 and 35 years of age.
The applicant is a holder of a undergraduate university degree or equivalent and is enrolled in an advanced degree programme (second-level university degree or higher) at the time of application or
The applicant must possess a good working knowledge of English. Knowledge of other official United Nations languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian) is an asset.
The applicant should have good communication skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office).
The intern does not receive any financial assistance.
The normal duration of an internship is 3 to 6 months and can be extended to a maximum period of 9 months.
Interested candidates are invited to register and create a profile in order to apply for an internship position here: https://xr.unido.org/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_applwizard?sap-language=EN¶m=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9MDA1MDU2MTRFNUMzMUVEMUJDOUZCNTFDNjY4OTIyMTImY2FuZF90eXBlPQ%3d%3d&sap-client=100¶ms=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9MDA1MDU2MTRFNUMzMUVEMUJDOUZCNTFDNjY4OTIyMTI%3d#
UNODC
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) assists the UN in better addressing a coordinated, comprehensive response to the interrelated issues of illicit trafficking in and abuse of drugs, crime prevention and criminal justice, international terrorism, and political corruption.
University degree (or the equivalent) and be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (working towards a second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the intern
Be fluent in at least one of the working languages of the United Nations (English and French). Knowledge of other official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an
No remuneration
The normal duration of an internship is 2 months, which may be extended for an additional 2 months. The total duration may, exceptionally, be extended to a maximum period of 6 months. The internship programme is normally on a full-time basis. Interns are expected to work five full days a week in the Division that has selected them, under the supervision of an experienced staff member. Interns are required to provide proof that they have valid health or medical insurance coverage in Austria during their internships.
The application is Web-based and can be found on the Internet at: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/about-unodc/employment.html Applications must be accompanied by documentary evidence (i.e. a letter of confirmation from a university) of continuing matriculation, university transcripts, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a short essay in English or French (about 150-250 words) outlining the applicant's motivation for doing an internship. Completed applications and accompanying documentation should be submitted, using the above Web address, no earlier than eight months and no later than four months before the intended start of the internship.
UNRWA
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) provides assistance, protection and advocacy for some 5 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory, pending a solution to their plight.
In Brussels: be master’s degree holders or students enrolled in a master’s degree programme. In New York: be enrolled in a master’s degree programme.
No remuneration
A limited number of internships are offered in the Agency’s offices in Amman, Beirut, and Jerusalem, at the Representative Office New York and Representative Office to the EU in Brussels, and in the Agency’s Headquarters in Amman, Jordan. Internships last from 3 to a maximum of 11 months. Internship opportunities are also open at the Representative Office New York and Representative Office to the EU in Brussels, for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6.
Send a copy of CV/resume and a covering letter to internship@unrwa.org clearly stating the objective of the internship and the field of interest.
UNV
United Nations Volunteers
Immediate family members of UNV staff are not eligible to apply.
Completed undergraduate degree (Bachelor) and current enrollment in a Masters degree or equivalent. Field of study: Development-related fields such as economics, international relations, anthropology
Written and spoken proficiency in English and preferably in an additional official UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese).
Immediate family members of UNV staff are not eligible to apply.
No remuneration. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern or his sponsoring institution or government. UNV accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance for the intern or for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness during the internship period. Applicants are required to provide evidence of adequate medical insurance coverage.
Duration: 2 to 4 months. An "Internship Agreement" is forwarded to the confirmed candidate for signature and returned prior to an agreed starting date.
Forward applications to the designated contact person (as indicated in the TORs). I should include: An application form [MS Word] Recent curriculum vitae (CV); A cover letter indicating the motivation and reason for an internship with UNV as well as the preferred field of work.
UNWTO
World Tourism Organisation
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
Possession of an all-risk insurance.
Be a university graduate, preferably doing a post-graduate course.
Possession of an all-risk insurance.
No remuneration
An Agreement will be signed between the Organization and the candidate and, when applicable, the university or educational institution concerned.
Send a detailed curriculum vitae, one recent ID photograph, plus brief information on the course recently completed. Please do not fail to indicate the field of preference and proposed period of training: Chief of Human Resources Section World Tourism Organization Capitán Haya 42 28020 Madrid - Spain
WB
World Bank
The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs. The World Bank's official goal is the reduction of poverty.
Prior relevant work experience is an asset.
Must possess an undergraduate degree and already be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master's degree or PhD with plans to return to school in a full-time capacity). Generally
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese is an asset.
Computing skills are advantageous.
Prior relevant work experience is an asset.
Hourly salary. where applicable: allowance towards travel expenses.
Duration: minimum of 4 weeks. Most positions are located in Washington, DC (some positions are offered in country offices).
The World Bank Group Internship is offered during two seasons, and applications are accepted during the following periods: Summer Internship (June-September) The application period for the Summer Internship is December 1 - January 31 each year. Winter Internship (December-March) The application period for the Winter Internship is September 1 - October 31 each year. All applications must be submitted on-line.
WFP
World Food Programme
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Sons, daughters, brothers or sisters of WFP employees will not be considered eligible for this programme.
Have completed at least two years’ undergraduate studies. Be currently enrolled in a University or graduate school and have attended courses in the last 12 months.
Fluency in English. Fluency in another WFP official working language may be an additional requirement in some duty stations.
Sons, daughters, brothers or sisters of WFP employees will not be considered eligible for this programme.
Maximum stipend of USD700 per month (depending on the location of the assignment). Expenses due to travel and living maintenance will not be covered.
Create your Online CV on http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/olcv/init.jsp?user=ext In this step, create your own username and password, both are required to apply to any profile, roster or vacancy. Apply to the Internship Roster http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/olcv/apply.jsp?act=init&reqtype=profile&reqcode=02-0001040
WHO
World Health Organisation
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Passport of a WHO Member State. Adequate medical insurance coverage during the entire period of the internships. For Geneva-based internships, this medical coverage must include Switzerland. Interns may participate only once in the WHO Internship Programme. Interns do not have the status of WHO staff members and shall not represent the Organization in any official capacity. Persons related to a WHO staff member, i.e., son/daughter, brother/sister are not eligible for an internship.
Passport of a WHO Member State. Adequate medical insurance coverage during the entire period of the internships. For Geneva-based internships, this medical coverage must include Switzerland. Interns may participate only once in the WHO Internship Programme. Interns do not have the status of WHO staff members and shall not represent the Organization in any official capacity. Persons related to a WHO staff member, i.e., son/daughter, brother/sister are not eligible for an internship.
WHO internships are not paid. Travel costs, travel arrangements (including visas), and living accommodations are the responsibility of the intern or their sponsoring institution.
Duration: between a minimum of 6 weeks to a maximum of 12 weeks. Exceptionally, internships may be extended up to 24 weeks to respond to special academic requirements or particular needs of the receiving programme.
Intern applications are only accepted during two application seasons: Summer and Winter. The dates are indicated on the main page of the website. Outside of these application periods, write to interns@who.int for additional information. Complete the questionnaire as completely as possible. Applicants are encouraged to research WHO many areas of work by reviewing the WHO Information Sheet for Interns. All applications remain active for a period of 6 months. Applicants are asked to reapply if they were not offered an internship after this period, yet remain interested in being considered for a WHO internship.
WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organisation
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)'s mission is to promote innovation and creativity for the economic, social and cultural development of all countries, through a balanced and effective international intellectual property system. Currently, WIPO has four offices outside of the Headquarters in Geneva, namely, WIPO Brazil Office (Rio de Janeiro) WIPO Japan Office (Tokyo) WIPO New York Office WIPO Singapore Office
A demonstrable track record of achievement, supported by copies of diplomas or certificates from University and other specialized institutions.
Minimum 18 years up to 32 years.
Students and young professionals from any region in the world that have a background in intellectual property or other related fields of interest to WIPO, such as science and technology, finance, hum
Very good knowledge of English or French.
Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other relevant IT programs/applications).
A demonstrable track record of achievement, supported by copies of diplomas or certificates from University and other specialized institutions.
Interns under this scheme are recruited as follows: Category I: Undergraduate students (applicants enrolled in the 2nd year of studies in a two-year 1st degree programme, or applicants enrolled in the 3rd year of studies in a three-year 1st degree programme) for a maximum duration of two to three months primarily during the summer period or the school break. Category II: Postgraduate students or young professionals for an initial period of three months, which may be extended to a maximum of six months, if justified by the specific needs of the employing Division/Department.
Submit applications, CV and cover letter to the following email address: erecruit@wipo.int This is a temporary measure until the online applications are available.
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