un internships summer
UN General Assembly Affairs and Conference Management
Interns will report to the Conference Management Service and assist in organizing the General Assembly’s regular sessions. The internship may also be carried out at one of the six specialized agencies (IAEA, FAO, ITC, ILO, ITU and UNESCO) or at a subsidiary organ of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Interns are assigned to various committees according to their areas of interest. They attend meetings during which they contribute to committee work by assisting with tasks such as preparing documents or presenting briefings from various organizations involved in preparations for major international conferences or events.
In addition to their committee work, interns will be responsible for organizing special events such as press briefings on key issues on the assembly agenda; organizing side-events during plenary meetings; coordinating delegations’ schedules; conducting research on specific topics related to assembly activities; monitoring developments in international relations relevant to these events through news channels such as UN Radio and following social media platforms such as Facebook & Twitter; communicating effectively with other interns through email correspondence in order share ideas/information regarding event preparations so that all interns are informed when carrying out their respective duties within an efficient manner
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
The UN DESA Internship Program is an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in the fields of international development, economics, and social affairs. It provides participants with a unique insight into the UN’s world-wide activities and structure through working on a variety of projects at headquarters in New York City.
UNDESA interns are placed in various sections of the Department depending on their academic background, skills and interests. The internship program has been designed so that it can be completed within three to six months full-time or part-time. An offer from UN DESA may also lead to permanent employment after graduation as well as further career opportunities within other UN organizations or agencies.
UN Office of Counter-Terrorism
UN Office of Counter-Terrorism
The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office (UNCT) is responsible for preventing and responding to people-related terrorist attacks, including terrorism related to the acquisition, development, transfer or use of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, or their means of delivery. It also addresses threats posed by foreign terrorist fighters in conflict zones as well as violent extremism on social media and its links with terrorism.
UN Research Institute for Social Development
- UNRISD is an autonomous research institute within the United Nations system, established in 1994. It promotes original research on social development and fosters innovative thinking on pressing global problems.
- UNRISD conducts its research in partnership with governments, international organizations and civil society organizations from all regions of the world.
UN Industrial Development Organization
The UNIDO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It was established in 1966 to promote industrial development for economic and social progress, which contributes to poverty reduction and food security, sustainable development, environmental protection, energy efficiency and climate change mitigation. The organization’s activities are implemented with the objective of integrating national policies into global economic processes, accelerating economic growth in developing countries through promotion of industrial development, transfer of clean technologies and capacity building at national level.
The UNIDO offers summer internship programs (for students aged 18-24) at its headquarters in Vienna as well as in New York City (NYC). The length of each program varies from 3 months up to 6 months. Students are paid a stipend between USD 1000 – 2000 per month during their internship period.
UN international strategy for disaster reduction, Geneva, Switzerland
You will work directly with UNISDR staff and gain hands-on experience in the field of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action. The internship provides students from developing countries with an opportunity to participate in international conferences and workshops, as well as contribute to the implementation of UNISDR programmes.
If you would like to apply for this position, please send a cover letter including your CV through e-mail: [email protected]
For more information about available position please visit www.unisdr.org/opportunities
United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) was established in 1974, and is part of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). The office works to promote South-South cooperation, which involves countries in the Global South working together for mutual benefit. The office is led by Gyan Chandra Acharya, who has a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC).
The UNOSSC aims to promote sustainable development through strengthening policy dialogue among governments, civil society organisations and academic institutions; providing technical assistance; promoting knowledge-sharing among developing countries; supporting capacity building activities; facilitating joint actions on specific issues related to sustainable development; coordinating with other entities working on related initiatives at global level such as UNCTAD’s Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP), UNIDO’s Technology Transfer Mechanism (TTM) etc.; helping developing countries tap into opportunities created by ongoing processes such as Climate Change negotiations under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) or International Decade for Action “Water for Life” 2005-2015 .
United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
- The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) is an office within the UN Secretariat, which promotes nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, thus contributing to the establishment of a world without weapons of mass destruction and assuring international security.
- UNODA also provides information on disarmament efforts as well as conventional weapons control measures through its website, database on arms control agreements and databases on conventional arms transfers.
- In addition to its work in support of the United Nations General Assembly resolutions, including those related to nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament instruments, UNODA is responsible for the preparation and management of annual meetings under multilateral treaties such as START I/START II/CTBT/CCWPF/SVNPRP; prepare presidential statements; provide secretariat services for intergovernmental negotiations; assist Member States with technical assistance in implementing treaty obligations or other activities related to disarmament matters or conventional weapons controls (e.g., demilitarization).
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna, Austria
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
- Internship at the Vienna, Austria office of UN Office on Drugs and Crime
This is an internship at the Vienna, Austria office of UN Office on Drugs and Crime
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New York City, USA
- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is a United Nations program whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of women and children. It is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe and every young person’s potential fulfilled.
- As part of their internship program, they offer a range of opportunities for students who have completed their undergraduate education or have graduated within the last 12 months. Internship programs are available in fields such as communications, finance, human resources and information technology.
- If you are interested in joining UNFPA as an intern this summer then there are two steps that you should follow: firstly apply online through the organization website before submitting your CV by emailing [email protected]
Dalberg at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
- Research the company. Make sure that what they do is related to your career goals and interests. What kind of projects or experiences have they offered in previous years?
- Contact the company directly. To find out if this internship opportunity is for you, ask questions about the position, deadlines and requirements before applying. Don’t be afraid to ask them about their process!
- Submit all required documents on time! Take advantage of free resources such as our [Internship Checklist](https://www.dalbergblog.com/internships/) to get started on time with tasks like resume building, personal branding and networking skills development!
Internships are a great way to start your career if you know where to look.
Internships are a great way to start your career if you know where to look. If you’re still in college or just graduated, an internship might be exactly what you need to make your mark on the world. The concept is simple: an employer lets interns work at their company in exchange for their expertise and training in the field. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved, as it gives students valuable experience while also allowing companies access to fresh talent with new ideas and perspectives that can help them innovate and grow as organizations.
Before we get into how exactly one should go about finding an internship, let’s take a step back and talk about why internships are such an important part of anyone’s education process—no matter what level they’re at!