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UNIDO's Internship Programme

The UNIDO Internship Programme has been established for students from diverse academic backgrounds. Its purpose is to promote a better understanding of the Organization's goals and objectives and, at the same time, to afford interns with an insight on how attempts are made to solve problems confronting developing economies in the area of industrialization.

Interns will receive practical experience on the work of UNIDO, or be able to conduct research on items of direct relevance to UNIDO's programme of work. An internship lasts at least 3 to 6 months and can be extended up to 9 months. Applications should be submitted no earlier than 6 months and no later than 3 months before the start of the intended period.

Hiring Departments

Internship fields

Interested candidates are invited to access the links below and create a profile in order to apply for an internship position.


Eligibility Criteria

The following criteria are used to determine eligibility for the Internship Programme:

a. Age: The applicant should be aged between 21 and 35 years.

b. Education: The applicant is a holder of a first university degree or equivalent and is enrolled in an advanced degree programme (second university degree or higher) at the time of application in the field relevant for UNIDO's mandate.

or

If the applicant is pursuing studies within a system where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, s/he must have completed at least 3 years of full-time studies at a university towards the completion of an advanced degree.

Applications without a valid undergraduate university diploma as well as proof of enrollment in an advanced degree programme (second-level university degree or higher) will not be considered.

The applicant who has already completed his/her graduate (Masters) degree is no longer eligible for an internship with UNIDO.

c. Languages: The applicant must possess a good working knowledge of English. Knowledge of other official United Nations languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian) is an asset. d. Nationality: Applicants who are nationals of UNIDO Member States have priority.

Please read the General Information and Conditions very carefully, as incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Important: Each applicant will receive an automatic confirmation of application receipt.  Should your profile fit the available openings, you will be contacted within 6 months from the date of submission.

Requests for further information should be addressed to internship@unido.org