The UN Women Internship Programme offers a small group of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UN Women’s work. It is designed to complement women’s development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law. We accept students currently enrolled in a master’s, post-master’s or doctorate programme, or in the final year of a bachelor’s programme as well as recent graduates (maximum one year after graduation).
Internship assignments vary greatly in terms of content. They may have a country-specific, regional, sectoral, or thematic focus. However, interns are normally involved in some aspect of the design, implementation and evaluation of UN Women–supported programmes and projects. Every attempt is made to match the interests of the intern with the needs of the organization.
Internship assignments vary in length, between two and six months, according to the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UN Women. Assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis throughout the year.
UN Women does not pay for internships. The costs associated with internships must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation, etc.
For complete details, please see the United Nations internship programme policy.
Interested candidates should complete an application-agreement form, provide two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance, proof of school enrolment or graduation, and a scanned copy of his/her passport and visa (if applicable).
Occasionally, UN Women advertises for specific internship opportunities. Please see below the terms of reference (TOR) for current vacancies, if any: