Applications are now open for UNESCO’s Paid Internship 2023, which is accessible to all nationalities worldwide.
The UNESCO Internship Programme allows students and recent graduates to gain awareness of UNESCO’s mandate, programs, and processes while also improving their academic and technical expertise via experience.
The UNESCO internship is one month long and can be extended to six months based on performance. After finishing the internship, you can apply for a job.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) aspires to enhance international peace and security through global collaboration in education, the arts, sciences, and culture. It was founded in November 1945 in London, England. The organization’s membership consists of about 193 nations, as well as partners from the non-governmental, intergovernmental, and business sectors.
- To apply, you must be at least 20 years old. Both men and women are eligible.
- You should be fluent in either French or English, both orally and in writing. Having a working knowledge of the other language (whether English or French) is desirable and may even be required for internships in secretarial and assistantship roles at the headquarters.
- You are a graduate student (Master’s, PhD, or equivalent, second or higher university degree).
- Have received a Master’s or PhD (or other second degree as defined above) within the last 12 months.
- Applicants seeking secretarial/assistant or technical/professional roles must be in their final year of study or have recently graduated from a secretarial school or a specialized technical/professional institution (within the last 12 months).
- You should be able to work well in a team and adapt to a multicultural work environment.
Candidates who have finished full-time university studies but are not currently enrolled in a graduate program are ineligible to apply.
Take note of the following:
Internships can last as little as one month and as long as six months.
- Visas: You will be responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.
- Travel: You will be responsible for planning and paying for your travel to and from your internship site.
- Medical insurance: Proof of comprehensive health insurance that is valid in the nation where you will be interning and for the duration of the internship. During the internship time, UNESCO will only provide limited insurance coverage of up to USD 30,000 against the risk of illness, incapacity, or death.
- Medical certificate: A medical certificate demonstrating your fitness to work should be submitted and issued by a licensed medical practitioner. There is no need to send any private medical documents, such as test results or X-ray films.
- Documentation: Prior to the start of your internship, you must produce your ID/Certificate of Enrollment/Diploma (if you have just recently graduated).
Interns have the right to 2.5 days of leave every month during their internship.
Please apply here.
Please keep in mind that there is no application fee.