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Please note that internships are posted regularily on an "as needed" basis. Deadlines will vary based on departments' needs and availability. Please see link below for more information on available internships:

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Welcome to the website of the United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme

The United Nations provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an internship at its Headquarters in New York, Geneva, Vienna, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut and Santiago.

This Internship Programme is for the United Nations Secretariat in New York only.

Eligible candidates interested in participating in an internship at the United Nations Headquarters in New York can apply by visiting the United Nations Career Portal, at Please continue to read through our website for more information and guidelines.

The purpose of the United Nations Internship Programme is to:

  • to provide a framework by which graduate and post-graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to United Nations Offices where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments.

  • to expose them to the work of the United Nations.

  • gain experience in the work of the Organization with the objective of deepening their knowledge and understanding of the United Nations's goals, principles and activities.

  • to provide UN offices with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional fields.

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Other Duty Stations:

Other United Nations Offices, Funds and Programmes have separate internship arrangements.

Students interested in internships in the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations Headquarters in New York should also consult the following site.

Office Of Legal Affairs

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