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UN Internship 2023 New Hiring

The United Nations offers a range of internship opportunities to students and recent graduates interested in gaining hands-on experience in various fields. As a UN Intern, you will have the chance to work with some of the world's most dedicated professionals in an international and multicultural environment. This experience will provide you with an invaluable insight into the work of the United Nations and a deep understanding of its principles and goals.

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  • Research and Analysis: Conduct research on various global issues, analyze data, and provide insights to support ongoing projects and initiatives.
  • Project Support: Assist in the planning, coordination, and implementation of projects and programs across different UN agencies and departments.
  • Policy Development: Contribute to the formulation and development of policies, reports, and recommendations in your area of specialization.
  • Communication: Draft and edit documents, reports, and other communication materials for both internal and external audiences.
  • Event Coordination: Assist in organizing and participating in conferences, seminars, and other events, including taking notes and preparing summaries.
  • Administrative Tasks: Provide general administrative support as required, including data entry, organizing meetings, and managing schedules.
  • Current enrollment in a bachelor's or master's degree program or recent graduation (within the last year).
  • Strong academic performance in a relevant field such as international relations, economics, social sciences, law, or a related area.
  • Excellent communication skills in English. Knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.
  • Strong analytical, research, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team and in a multicultural environment.
  • Commitment to the principles of the United Nations and an understanding of its mission and work.
Job Benefits
  • Gain practical experience in a global organization committed to peace, development, and human rights.
  • Work with professionals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Access to a wealth of resources and knowledge within the United Nations system.
  • Networking opportunities with experts and professionals in your field.
  • Potential for mentorship and career guidance.
  • A modest stipend may be provided depending on the location.

Interested candidates should submit their applications through the United Nations' online recruitment platform. Please include your resume, a cover letter, and any relevant academic transcripts or recommendations. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The United Nations is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Join the United Nations as an intern and contribute to global efforts to address the world's most pressing challenges. Your journey starts here.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
International Affairs
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
March 29, 2024
Valid through
October 21, 2024
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