Candidates must either be pursuing a university degree such as a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD (or equivalent), or have graduated from university no more than three years prior to applying for the internship.
Candidates must specialize in a field relevant to the mission and work of UNOPS
Fluency in English is normally essential, but in some regions French or Spanish may be required. Knowledge of other United Nations working languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian) is an asset
Candidates must be able to adapt to new environments and establish and maintain good working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds
Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. However, they must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and medical insurance.
It is possible for university graduates to do unpaid work experience at UNOPS without being currently enrolled in an advanced university degree. Interested candidates should submit their applications to internship vacancy announcements.
All internship opportunities are posted on the UNOPS
Global Personnel Recruitment System (GPRS)
To apply to an internship vacancy, applicants must first create an account in the GPRS. Applicants fill in details including personal information, education, experience, languages, skills and other information. This personal profile does not have to be completed in one go, but can be saved and updated on an on-going basis.
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United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
If you have an undergraduate degree, several years of work experience and are interested in long-term volunteer opportunities in developing countries, you may be eligible for entry into the
United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.
This is a United Nations system common programme which recruits volunteers for assignments throughout the United Nations family.