THE UNESCO INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND FRESH GRADUATES 2023
Application deadline: Not specified
The UNESCO Internship Programme offers recent graduates and students the chance to gain understanding of the organization’s mission, programs, and procedures while also developing their academic and technical skills through hands-on projects.
Who is eligible to apply?
Age: To apply, you must be at least 20 years old.
Your application to the internship program was submitted at the following time:
- You are currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master’s, PhD, or comparable, second or higher degree from university).
- 12 months prior to the start of the internship, you have recently earned a Master’s or PhD (or second degree as described above).
Please be aware that individuals who have finished their full-time university studies but are not enrolled in a graduate program are not eligible to apply.
Candidates for secretarial/assistant or technical/professional assignments must be enrolled in a secretarial school or a specialized technical/professional institution, and they must either be in their final year of study or have recently graduated (within the last 12 months) from their school or institution.
Languages: You should be fluent in either French or English, both in written and spoken form.
For internships in secretarial and assistantship positions at the Headquarters, having a basic understanding of the other language (whether it be English or French) is advantageous and might even be needed.
You must have a thorough understanding of computer systems and office applications.
You should have excellent interpersonal and communication abilities.
Team player: You should be able to work well with others in a group and fit in with a global workplace.
Be mindful of:
- The minimum and maximum lengths of an internship are one month and six months, respectively.
- Visa: You should be in charge of acquiring any required visas.
- Travel: You are responsible for planning and paying for your travel to the site of your internship.
- Medical insurance: You must provide evidence of comprehensive health insurance that is both valid in the country where you will complete your internship and for the whole internship duration. Only a minimal amount of insurance protection—up to USD 30,000—will be offered by UNESCO during the internship period against the danger of illness, disability, or death.
- Medical certification: You must present a medical certification stating your suitability for work before the start of your internship. Please be aware that a medical professional must be qualified to give a medical certificate, and you should not send any confidential medical documents (Results of tests, X-ray films etc.).
- Supporting Documents: You need to submit your ID, enrollment certificate, or diploma before your internship may start (if you have just recently graduated).
- Leave: During their internship, interns are entitled to 2.5 days of leave every month.
Prior to application:
- Before completing the application form, have your motivation letter and resume ready. You have just one hour to complete the task.
- Ensure that your contact information is current and will be usable in six months.
- If your documents are not in French or English, kindly give an unofficial translation.
- You may only submit one application.
- Interns are not paid at UNESCO. For internship duties, there is no payment of any kind.
- There is no assurance of placement, even if you meet the requirements. We receive more applications from qualified people than we can hire.
- Your application will remain on our internship platform for six months and be accessible to UNESCO managers all over the world.
- We don’t reply to every single candidate. If chosen, the manager will get in touch with you personally. If six months have passed and you have not heard anything, your application was unsuccessful.
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