The UNCTAD Internship Program for African Young Graduates is now open for applications to interested students from Africa who are either final year undergraduates or second-degree graduates in the areas of journalism, international relations, public administration or related area. The internship will be hosted in the Regional Office for Africa (RoA) of the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes (ALDC).
This UNCTAD Internship Program opportunity is open in the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development in Addis Ababa. Interns should not expect employment within the UN after an internship. Internship positions are located in the Regional Office for Africa (RoA) of the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes (ALDC), and will start on 18 July 2022 for an initial duration of two months. The United Nations internship programme is intended to expose students or recent graduates to the United Nations in order to enhance their educational experience and to help them to gain experience in the work of the Organization.
Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above in the Secretariat for a period of six months following the end of their internship. UN interns must have a valid visa. Internship opportunities are for a maximum of six months. The internship programme is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Internship Level and Areas of Study
Interns should have a university degree which must be in the area of journalism, international relations, public administration or related area.
Place of Internship
At the Regional Office for Africa (RoA) of the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes (ALDC), UNCTAD, Addis Ababa.
Applicants to the UNCTAD Internship Program must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
- Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).
Additionally, applicants should:
- Be computer literate in standard software applications;
- Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
- Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
- Not necessarily have working experience to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work (research) or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
- Have fluency in English to be eligible for this internship. Knowledge of French is desirable.
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Candidates will be assessed based on their Personnel History Profiles (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted for further assessment.
Therefore, a complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The cover Note must include:
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
- Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;
- Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
- In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references.
Application Deadline: July 11 2022.