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Some information about grants and scholarships for future interns at the United Nations Headquarters in New York has been collected. The information about funding institutions on this page is based on contributions from former interns. Therefore it is not exhaustive and we are happy to update it with any new information submitted. This list is drawn solely to inform applicants and does not recommend any specific institutions.

Applicants are strongly advised strongly advised to contact university/city/region/Ministry of Foreign Affairs who might be able to provide a detailed complete list.

Finally, an extensive research on the web might also be very useful. 

There are three different kinds of information on this site: First, funding usually reserved to nationals of specific countries; second, programmes that fund students of different nationalities; third, links to useful information about scholarships and fundings in general. 








International/Worldwide Scholarship Programmes 

American Women for International Understanding (AWIU)

  • American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. Members seek to acquire knowledge through study, travel, and symposia designed to develop international understanding, especially among women. The principal educational purposes of AWIU are accomplished through a grant program offered worldwide to women who speak English, are ambitious and enterprising in their home and communities, and who could even be considered as future leaders in their communities. 

Ford Foundation

  • The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. Its priorities are to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. The site provides information and guidelines for grant seekers, including instructions about how to apply for a grant, and frequently asked questions about the Foundation. 


Useful information about scholarships and funding in general:



Updated by DOD/OHRM, June, 2011. Due to our limited resources, we might not be able to update our website as frequently as we would wish. Information may be subject to change without prior notification. Important notice: This site may contain links and references to third-party websites. The link sites are not under the control of the United Nations and the United Nations is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The United Nations provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by the United Nations.