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To qualify for the United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

1. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship; or

2. Applicants pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages must have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.

Please use the following table to check your eligibility for the Internship Programme before you send us an application:

 

Eligibility Self Check Table:

Yes

No

1. You are currently enrolled in a Master or PhD (or similar programme) and will be during the entire internship, or

You are pursuing studies in a country where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, and you are currently enrolled in your fifth year (or higher) at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.

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2. You are able to obtain the necessary visa and to arrange your travel to the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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3. You are able to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, as well as living expenses of the internship (approx. US$5,000).

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4. If selected, you will be able to prove valid medical insurance coverage for your stay in the USA, provide a medical certificate stating that you are in good health and prove your enrollment in graduate studies.

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5. You are able to communicate fluently in English.

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Note: To be eligible, you must answer "Yes" to all 5 questions. If you answer "No" to one or more of the above question(s), you should consider postponing your application until the above requirements are met.

 

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