Employment & Internships

Jobs at UN DESA are advertised through the United Nations’ Careers Portal.

More information about employment can be found on the United Nations employment page.

Warning to Applicants

Please be aware that there are various schemes being circulated via e-mail, regular mail and fax falsely stating that they are issued by or associated with DESA or with the United Nations. These schemes may seek to extract money and in some cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence. These schemes are fraudulent. The United Nations does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

For more information, please visit the Fraud Alert page on the UN Careers Portal.


Students currently enrolled in a Master’s or in a Ph.D. programme, or in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme; or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. programme can apply for an internship at one of UN DESA’s Divisions through the United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme.

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