The internship programme is designed to provide a framework which allows students from diverse academic backgrounds to gain an insight into the ‘Water for Life’ Decade and the work, strategy and procedures of the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). It is intended that this experience be mutually beneficial, providing interns with invaluable experience and allowing the Decade and UNW-DPAC to benefit from the unique skills and experience of professional minded students from a variety of specialised backgrounds.
If you are interested in a career with the United Nations then there is no better place to start. Not only will you gain an understanding of a specific department and its procedures, your experience could be the first step towards your chosen career.
As an intern, you can expect your supervisor to create a working environment that is conducive to your learning and professional development. Your assignment shall be responsive to your skill set, but also provide a challenge through complexity and variety. It is the expectation of your receiving office that through collaborative efforts, both parties will benefit from your contributions.
You will receive a certificate stating your involvement with the UN after satisfactory completion of your internship.
In order to participate in the internship programme one of the following statements must apply to you:
Although we require people that can provide a specific set of skills to our office, it is not necessary that you have any previous work experience. However, pay attention to the following attributes:
If you are eligible for the internship programme, then complete your application process below. We look forward to hearing from you!
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NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
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>> UN Water Dialogue Series in Casa Solans
>> 'Water for Life' UN-Water Best Practices Award
>> 'Water for Life' Voices Exhibit and Campaign
>> UNW-DPAC external evaluation of 2011-2015 workplan [ - 209 KB]
>> Biennial Report 2012-2013 [ - 1.18 MB]
>> Biennial Report 2010-2011 [ - 566 KB]
>> Annual Report 2009
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