United Nations Internship Programme
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where to stay in New York/What does it cost?
A: It depends on what type of accommodation you prefer. Depending also on your internship period, the availability of accommodation, varies. Most common, students chose to share apartments. An average one bedroom apartment range from US$ 600 to US$ 1,500 per month. Low range like YMCA/YWCA cost US$ 150 per week.

Q: What visa should I apply for the UN internship?
A: Most commonly is the B-1 visa. Depending on your nationality, this may vary. Please check with the U.S. embassy/consulate for details. Or check with the visa website.

Q: How much does an internship usually cost?
A: Approx. US$2,000 per month.
Q: Can I get any financial support from UN?
A: No.
Q: How to reach the UN internship programme?
A: e-mail: OHRM_interns@un.org
fax: (212) 963-3683
Phone: (212) 963-7522
Q: Do I get a certificate?
A: Yes.
Q: Does an internship give credit to my study?
A: It depends on your university.
Q: How many interns do you take a period?
A: Approx. 120.
Q: What are my chance of employment at the United Nations after the internship?
A: Internship program has no relation with any employment in the United Nations.

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