The purpose of the internship programme at UNITAR is to provide a framework by which individuals from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to UNITAR, where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignment while they provide the Institute with their assistance as qualified individuals specialized in various professional fields.
- Applicants are enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (university degree or higher) or post-graduate programme at the time of application and during the internship; or
- Applicants are enrolled in full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree; or
- Applicants are enrolled in a post-secondary institution other than a university or equivalent institution at the time of application and during the internship; or
- Applicants have completed their studies at a post-secondary institution other than a university or equivalent institution and obtained the respective certificate or diploma and are enrolled in full-time or part-time studies at the time of the application and during the internship.
Terms of internship programme:
The duration of an internship is one to six months.
The internship programme is normally on a full-time basis but part-time arrangements can be agreed upon depending on both the requirements of the department/programme and the availability of the intern. The interns are expected to work in a department/programme which has selected them, under the supervision of a staff member.
Interns are considered gratis personnel. They are not financially remunerated by UNITAR. They are not staff members and shall not represent the Institute in any official capacity.
How to apply:
Candidates are encouraged to consult the UNITAR website to familiarize themselves with the areas in which they could gain experience if they are selected for this Programme (Environment, Peace Security and Diplomacy, Governance).
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) was established in 1965 as an autonomous body within the United Nations with the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the Organization through appropriate training and research.