The UNESCO Internship Programme offers recent graduates and students the chance to learn more about the organization’s mission, programmes, and procedures while also developing their academic and technical skills through hands-on projects.
Eligibility for the Internship
Age: To apply, you must be at least 20 years old.
When you submitted your application for the internship programme:
You have a graduate programme that you are presently enrolled in (Master’s, PhD, or equivalent, second university degree or above).
12 months before the internship begins, you received your Master’s or PhD (or second degree as described above) from an accredited institution.
- Please be aware that applicants who have finished their full-time undergraduate studies but are not enrolled in a graduate school are not eligible to apply.
- In order to be considered for a secretarial/assistant or technical/professional assignment, a candidate must be enrolled in a secretarial school or a specialised technical/professional institution, be in their final year of study, or have recently graduated (within the past 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-related software.
Important Details to remember regarding the Internship
- Internship length: Internships can last up to six months, with one month being the mminimum.
- Visa: Any required visas should be your responsibility to obtain.
- Travel: It is your responsibility to plan and pay for your travel to the site of your iinternship..
- 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. In the event that an intern becomes ill, becomes disabled, or passes away during the internship, UNESCO will only offer limited insurance coverage up to USD 30,0000..
- Medical certification: You must present a medical certification stating your suitability for work before the start of your internship.
- Supporting Documents: Prior to the start of your internship, you must submit your ID, enrollment certificate, or diploma (if you have just recently graduated).
- Leave: During their internship, interns are entitled to 2.5 days of leave every month.