UNESCO Internship Program 2023

Applications are now being accepted for UNESCO Internship Program 2023. The UNESCO Paid International Internship is open to people of all nationalities. There is no application fee for applicants to pay. UNESCO internships are available across the globe. Students and recent graduates can learn about UNESCO’s mission, programmes, and procedures as well as improve their academic and technical skills through practical tasks by participating in the organization’s internship programme.

The UNESCO internship has a one-month minimum commitment and a six-month maximum commitment, depending on your performance. After your internship is over, you are welcome to apply for a job. Age: To apply, you must be at least 20 years old. Both men and women are eligible. The Hansen Summer Institute 2023 Fully Funded in USA is also open to applicants.

You should have a strong grasp of either English or French in both written and spoken form. For internships in secretarial and assistantship positions at the Headquarters, having a working grasp of the other language (whether it be English or French) is advantageous and may even be essential. You must be able to adapt to a global work environment and operate well in a team.

UNESCO Internship 2023 Details

  • Organization: UNESCO
  • Degree level: Master & PhD
  • Financial Coverage: Fully Paid
  • Deadline: Currently Opens Now

Financial Coverage

  • Duration: The minimum duration of an internship is one month, and the maximum duration is six months.
  • Visa: You should be responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.
  • Travel: You must arrange and finance your travel to the location where you will undertake your internship.
  • Medical insurance: UNESCO will provide limited insurance coverage up to USD 30,000 against risk of illness, disability, or death during the internship period.
  • Medical certificate: Before the beginning of your internship, you must provide a medical certificate indicating you are fit to work.
  • Supporting Documents: Before the beginning of your internship, you must provide your ID/Certificate of Enrollment/Diploma (if you have just recently graduated).
  • Leave: Interns are entitled to 2.5 days of leave per month during their internship.

Who Can Apply?

Age: You must be at least 20 years old to apply.

Academic qualifications: 

At the time of your application to the internship program:

  • You are currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master’s degree, PhD, or equivalent, second university degree or higher).
  • You have recently graduated with a Master’s degree or PhD (or second degree as defined above), 12 months prior to the start of the internship.

Please note that candidates who have completed their full-time university studies but are not enrolled in a graduate programme are not eligible to apply.

Applicants in secretarial/assistant or technical/professional assignments must be enrolled in a secretarial school or in a specialized technical/professional institution, and must have reached the last year of their studies, or have recently graduated (within the last 12 months) from their school or institution.

Languages: You should have an excellent command, both written and spoken, of English or French.

Computer skills: You must have an excellent knowledge of computer systems and office-related software.

Team player: You should be able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.

Communication skills: You should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Application and Hiring Process

The recruitment process at UNESCO for Professional and General Service staff is as follows:

For Professional posts, you normally have two months to apply once a job is advertised online. For the General Service post, you normally have one month. Upon completing your application, you will receive a confirmation email.

After the closing date, a Committee will select candidates on the basis of their qualifications, experience and skills (including language), as well as other relevant knowledge and abilities required for the particular position.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview (phone interviews may be conducted beforehand to make a preliminary assessment). Reference checks will also be made relating to your previous professional experience.

A Panel will make the final evaluation on whether your profile matches the job.


An offer of appointment will be made to the successful candidate.

Other Opportunities at UNESCO

If you are looking for a short-term opportunity in support functions check HERE.

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