This internship is in the Division of Administration for a period of four months, with an opportunity for extension up to six months, if required by the division.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the division or office to which they are assigned.


Under the general guidance of the direct supervision of a responsible officer, the intern’s duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Assistance in drafting and producing graphic material designing and communication content.
  • Creating design products, such as infographics, and other visuals for campaigns, publications, conferences, events and meetings, in accordance with UN design standards and policies on schedule and delivered in a timely manner;
  • Assistance in editing and creating design layouts for briefs, film videos, mix sound and audio-visuals;
  • Working on web-presentation
  • Compiling statistics
  • Media analysis
  • Attend Human Resources Management meetings and other events
  • Other activities upon request


The United Nations Core Competencies include:
  • Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services and is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
  • Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
  1. be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  2. be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  3. have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

Application period: 04 October 2019 - 31 March 2020

For more information: VISIT HERE TO APPLY

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