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United Nations Volunteer Internship Programme for Young People from UN Member Countries

 

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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is awarded to young people from UN member States interested in contributing to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. UNV provides the opportunity for a limited number of internships at its headquarters in Bonn, Germany.

The UNV Internship Programme offers the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNV’s work and is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in development and volunteerism. It may also complement other studies such as international relations, communications, media relations and social sciences.

The objective is to enhance the intern’s educational experience through practical work assignments and to allow selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the United Nations.

Eligibility

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Education: Completed undergraduate degree (Bachelor) and current enrollment in a Masters degree or equivalent. Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible;
  • Field of study: Development-related fields such as economics, international relations, anthropology, sociology, public or business administration, or environmental studies. Other fields of study may be considered depending on the type of assignment;
  • Language skills: Written and spoken proficiency in English and preferably in an additional official UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese);
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of development and the work of international organisations.

Immediate family members of UNV staff are not eligible to apply.

Eligible groups
Citizens of UN member States

Participating Institutions
UNV headquarters in Bonn, Germany

Fields of study
See ‘Eligibility’ above

Internship duration
Interns are accepted throughout the year; for a period of normally two to four months

Internship benefits
The purpose of the Internship Programme is to complement an intern’s studies, not to lead to further employment with the organization. However, a number of interns, having completed their studies and met the necessary requirements, have gone on to further assignments with UNV, UNDP or elsewhere in the United Nations system. Note that there is no promise of employment upon completion of an internship with UNV.

Financial aspects, expenses and medical benefits:

  • The Internship Programme operates on a non-remunerative basis. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern or his sponsoring institution or government.
  • UNV accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance for the intern or for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness during the internship period. Applicants are required to provide evidence of adequate medical insurance coverage.
  • UNV is not responsible for any claims by an intern or third party in the case of loss or damage to property or death or personal injury as a result of actions or omissions on the part of the intern during the internship period.

Method of Application
Applications should be forwarded to the designated contact person (as indicated in the TORs). Due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted and/or selected candidates will be contacted. Applications (in English) should include the following:

  1.  An application form [MS Word];
  2. Recent curriculum vitae (CV); and
  3. A cover letter indicating the motivation and reason for an internship with UNV as well as the preferred field of work.

It is important to read through the current Internship vacancies, and also to visit the main Internship webpage (link to it is below) for complete information, and to apply to specific vacancies you are interested in.

DEADLINES:
Interns are accepted throughout the year. See the official website for specific deadline dates of specific internship vacancies

PLEASE NOTE:
An intern is not entitled to apply for a regular position or hold a consultancy or contractor agreement with the organization either during the internship, or within the following six months.

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. UNV is headquartered in Bonn, Germany but has other Headquarter locations (e.g. New York and Tokyo).

UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN volunteers, throughout the world. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.

Application Deadline: Rolling
Open to International Applicants: Yes

Visit the Information and Application Portal for more details.

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  1. NAJJINGO LILLIAN

    I need to know if my names applied at any university in the UK… Am by names of NAJJINGO LILLIAN ….The UN agent is my sponsor but nothing is going on

  2. AM Tizita Asefa from Ethiopia have Bsc degree in applied Biology need to learn in your institution. thank you.

  3. I’m Ambelia Oliver student from international University of East Africa pursing bachelor of business administration majoring in accounting. Will I be qualify to apply for internship program?

  4. fahad winston mukulu

    l want to volunteer

  5. I am a staff nurse working in the northern part of Nigeria, I want to join your volunteer job.
    What do I need to do?

  6. Samuel antwi jnr

    Iam a student and I want to join your volunteer job what do I do. From Ghana

  7. I am a passionate teacher with a well defined attitude towards children and willing to volunteer ..

  8. Harrison kugonza

    Am a driver i need also, what should i consider?

  9. mwamba mukalay jackson

    i am no longer a student i have been a journalist for four years i would like to be a volunteer.from Rwanda but i am a congolese

  10. Eliza Nyambura Kariuki

    My names are Eliza Nyambura, a teacher and a community health worker who is willing to be a volunteer in yr organization. Ie UN

  11. katushabe.cleophas

    am katushabe cleophas. holding a diploma in common wealth and youth development work staying in Kampala Uganda willing to work with you. if u accept me hear is my contact 0751885406

  12. I am an experienced travel agent/consultant and would love to volunteer. Currently based in Nairobi, Kenya

  13. ONYEGBULE BLESSING

    Am a trend security buy professional,I will be greatful if you grant me this job thanks,08033424971

  14. Am a nurse buy professional, I will be happy to get this job.

  15. Charles Mutuma Mbaya

    I am Charles Mutuma Mbaya, I have done diploma in aeronautical engineering. My Telephone number 0718984375 or 0721330274 (Home Telephone).

  16. Charles Mutuma Mbaya

    Alred Muoki Mbaya, Done degree in natural resource management. My telephone 0708457317 or home telephone 0721330274

  17. Charles Mutuma Mbaya

    I am in need and available for the task any time.

  18. ogunlana Ebunoluwa

    My name is OGUNLANA EBUNOLUWA am interested, available and and in need for any task. my telephone number is 08170966444. Am from Nigeria, lagos state

  19. Not very inclusive is it? I thought the whole point of volunteering was to help people. Why does a person need a degree or masters to ‘volunteer’? Since when is education a requirement for compassion. Smh.

  20. I am a student in Ghana and i will like to join the volunteer team. Please what should i do

  21. CHRISTOPHER SABIITI

    I am a student at Makerere university offering bachelors of tourism en i wound like to volunteer and for more information my e-mail is bschriss@gmail.com

  22. iam anthony ariongo from uganda i would wish to work with you.0750112680

  23. AINOMUGISHA NASASIRA

    Here by AINOMUGISHA NASASIRA requesting for vacancy of volunteering in your organisation am still doing my course bachelor in law am finishing my course this may 2017 let me hope my request has been put under your consideration thanks my mobile number 0779440907

  24. am julius max from Ghana and please can you people help me to join your term ……

  25. I am a university student,I have a verse knowledge on voluntary work.What are the steps to follow because I badly want to be part of it.Alex Mosay,Sierra Leone. +23279164762.

  26. Munyambonera Theogene Ruphini

    good internship,
    We wish to join you.

  27. Iam muwanguzi David 28 yrs from Uganda and a degree holder I bachelors of international business who would like participate in UNV activities to promote peace and development in war tone countries 0701071332

  28. i think this is the best organization so far and i love the effort you guys have uphold for the favour of others . so far so good am proud of you guys .congratulations

  29. Adi charles ordain

    I humbly write to Express my Interest to volunteer

  30. I am a Post-Graduate student (Masters Degree). A Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) major in the University of Calabar, Nigeria. An opportunity to work in service to humanity; with/for the UN would be great. I am a Nigerian.

  31. I am Evance Mahundi from Tanzania and am taking my course in clinical medicine (cm) . UNV is a great place and would like to put my effort in it too, to change my country . I appreciate this internship .thank you.

  32. I am Fransina Kuvare from Namibia, having a degree with Honours in Humanities, HIV/AIDS Management. An opportunity to join UNV team will be appreciated. thank you.

  33. Please,read carefully before volunteering.

  34. Mary Ofure Marcus

    Good morning my name is Mary Ofure Marcus from Nigeria and I really want a contract job,I have volunteered before and currently still volunteering please help. My email address is Mofure@yahoo.com , my phone number is 2348173101819 and 2347067820582. Looking forward to your kind response thank you.

  35. Iam. Ron Ruhundwa i aslo love to volunteer in UN I have a degree in project planning and management

  36. I would like to volunteer but I am still in secondary school. Should i still proceed.

  37. Kaggwa abby ndugwa

    Am Kaggwa Abby Ndugwa a Ugandan aged 24years with a diploma in social work and administration from Ndejje univ.some opportunity to join UNV team will be highly appreciated.i can be reached via kaggwaabby@gmail.com

  38. Hello,

    I have tried to apply as a Un volunteer for a number of times but have received not feedback. I have done 4 email. Please help.

  39. NWEKE KENECHI EMMANUEL

    I am Nweke Kenechi Emmanuel, a geologist and also want to do master degree. I humbly wish to express my interest in volunteer.

  40. Nyuada Sabino Abroko

    Iam Nyuada Sabino Abroko From South Sudan, Having Degree in Agricultural Science,if igot an opportunity to work with UNV Team I will change the problems of food insecurity in the world I appreciate and thank you

  41. Passionate about it,I have a diploma in disaster management and still want to enhance my career in humanitarian fields.

  42. I’m from Ghana, where should I submit my forms

  43. are you people not reading the above as some of you are just asking rhetorical questions

  44. I am a graduate of Lautech Ogbomoso Oyo State Nigeria.I wish to apply but i don’t know the due process,this is my mail account seunfato2005@gmail.com

  45. I have a diploma in SUPPLIES AND PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT, and I to have experience with UNV through your internship program,Must you only take people with Bachelors degree?????

  46. Sylvester Ochieng

    Thanks for the opportunity. It will really empower young people.

  47. David ladu Joseph

    am from south Sudan need help from you Esteem office David Ladu Joseph from Juab City

  48. Lukoli Johns Brown

    Am Johns Brown Lukoli. holding a diploma in journalism I have been working with UBC TV for five years i would like to be a volunteer. staying in Kampala Uganda willing to work with you. if u accept me hear is my contact +256774647467. Email: lukolijohns@yahoo.com

  49. Beatrice Arheghan

    Am Beatrice Arheghan, I have a B.Sc in Business Administration and i work with a not-for-profit organization,Bethshan Youth Organization, i would love to be a volunteer working in my home country here in Nigeria and within my senatorial zone. Here are my countact, +234 8063121973, Email; arheghanbeatrice@yahoo.com

  50. am Daniel a year 2 student of makekere university,KAMPALA UGANDA pursuing a bachelor of biological sciences with biochemistry and chemistry as my subjects. i would like to develop my project with you,( where most people see a problem in harzardous gases we see a great opportunity,DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.)

  51. Am Esther a graduate of biochemistry from Nigeria.This platform will be a great opportunity of services and humanitarian gestures..I would really love to be part of this…tnx. One love

  52. Am Esther a graduate of biochemistry.. This will be great platform of service to humanity..I would really be happy to be part of the team. One love

  53. johnson ukwenya james

    Am Johnson graduate from agricultural engineering will very happy to serv to humanity

  54. johnson ukwenya james

    I will be glad if am given the opportunity to serve thank you

  55. Please I want to be a volunteer how can I join? Am a nurse/midwife

  56. Osmond Somtochukwu Abraham

    Am Osmond Somtochukwu Abraham, Graduate in information technology. Am in Abuja the capital of Nigeria, please I will love to partake, it will be a privilege to serve

  57. I’m Abubakar Abdalla from kenya, Lamu island. I completed primary school through private studies to myself and the same to high school after my parents pasted away.

    Currently, I can do better any place any where.
    My Email: abuzalamu84@gmail.com

    My contact: +2547 9078 3038

    Thank you.

  58. I’m pascasie NIYOYITUNGIRA,a year2 student at Bujumbura light university pursuing a bachelor of nurse and public health.i would really love to be part of the tram will be appreciated is a great place and would like to put my effort in it too,to change my country.
    thank you

    my email address is:niypascasie@gmail.com

    my phone number is+25771070936

  59. Jackline Mshangila

    what if you are an a level student are you allowed to join the team?

    • My Name is Adama k.Saidy from the Gambia and I did my studies in Cairo Egypt from the American Open Unicersity, and wish to join the UNV group if Iam accepted.

  60. My name is Ayo folorunsho, a model United Nations volunteer and a civic teacher in a community school in Nigeria . i hold B. S.c in political science. i will be grateful if given the opportunity to serve

  61. I’m toun a graduate of pure and applied physics. I will love to volunteer especially in the area of Hiv / aids,. I’m currently on arv, married to a negative man with healthy kids.and I’m based in Nigeria. My email address is tounmama2@gmail.com

  62. Am kabugo ivan from Uganda I sent my details last week I haven’t been answered.

  63. Nathaniel Abban Ninson

    I am Nathaniel from Ghana and love to be part of the team. I hold BA. Community Development Studies. I Love working in community . Thank you .

  64. Peterson fatu u.

    My name is UKERA Fatu Peterson from Liberia ,I will love to be part of the team,I am a professional nurse ,please help Thank you

  65. Nassanga jackline

    I’m NASSANGA jackline,pursing a degree in records and archives management.ugandan I would love to volunteer. Thanks

  66. I am Umah,studied Mass Communication and done my Youth Service,I will be happy to join the moving train. alyxmong01@gmail.com

  67. Jackson Driuni James

    I am called Jackson Driuni from south Sudan pursuing Bachelor in Banking and finance, I would love work as volunteer, please if there any help me thanks

  68. my name is Newton from Kenya, i would love to be a part of this great cause.

  69. Hello my name is Dr innocent from rwanda a general practitioner in medicine i,m intersted to be a volonteer your help is wellcome on +250781730581 or niyocent09@gmail.com

  70. Torwon . Bunnah

    Hello, I am a Liberian and a nurse with 10 years of working experience in disaster management and response. I have worked in Ebola ETU in Liberia. I am interested to be a volunteer.

  71. my name is martin nyamai, diploma holder in environmental health sciences from Kenya, i am interested in water sanitation and hygiene any chance for to volunteer in WASH project? kindly involve me.
    my contact 0726613330 or martinnyamai6@gmail.com

  72. Donato Dut Riar

    I’m by the name Donato Dut Riar
    I’m a refugee leaving in Kenya from South Sudan.I have been leaving here in the Kakuma Refugee Camp for 15 years due to ongoing civil war which displaced dozens of people to flee the country.
    I’m a high school graduate and I will appreciate if granted an opportunity to work as a volunteer in UN
    Your positive respond will be highly appreciated
    +254799401807
    donatodut@gmail.com

  73. Ononuju ogechi loveth

    I am loveth ononuju,from Nigeria, graduate of olaslbisi onabanjo university, B A in philosophy, I will be very grateful if granted an opportunity to work as a volunteer in UN. This is my NP 08134956520 .my email is ogechiloveth2015@gmail.com

  74. Atilola opeyemi

    Am atilola opeyemi from Nigeria,a graduate of university of Ibadan studied psychology. Will like to join the team email atiopopeyemi@yahoo.com

  75. Am Cleopatra Arthur from Ghana,graduate from university of Ghana.Also attended word Alive school of nursing as a community health nurse.will like to Join the team.my Tel nos is 0242144751

  76. Am Alex Mahasi from Kenya Pursuing Bachelors in Criminology and Security Studies in Kisii University and would love to work as a volunteer.Email me at Alexmakhasi@gmail.com to enroll into the program.

  77. Manyama charles

    Am Manyama Charles a graduate of Educational management and Administration from Tanzania.This platform will be a great opportunity of services and humanitarian gestures..I would really love to be part of this..

  78. My name is Rosemary Ajayi from Nigeria, a graduate of Federal University of Technology Akure I have B.Tech in Microbiology. I am currently volunteering in an organization. I will like to be part of this great opportunity because I desire to get more skills as regards necessary knowledge required in running a successful NGO . I see myself in the nearest Future helping the needy, giving hope to the hopeless, and sponsoring the less privileged by God’s Grace. My Phone no is 08035181542 and my email is hsquarefoundation@gmail.com. thanks

  79. Am mary tarfa from nigeria, i live and work in an international school here in abuja as teacher. I have passion for children and the needy and i know this platform is the right place for me to volunteer and serve humanity and the world at large. Please sir, your NGO can call on me any time if need arise for volunteer.

  80. Forgot to say thank you. My appologise. Thank you sir

  81. Am okabo denish from northern Uganda a medical student would also like to join the struggle email is: denishokaboo@gmail.com

  82. I am currently doing my last semester in completion of my BSc degree in Applied I.T. will I be eligible to apply??

  83. I am a student undergoing Bsc. in Agriculture. Now in my Third Year of study. I’m I eligible to apply?

  84. thank you all for this great opportunity for ever body am Gibson Malaki l have diploma in bible and theology degree in psychology good counselling also deals with peace and conflict in the communities working with Oxform promoting sanitation and hygiene in communities from south Sudan (WES) EMAI gibsonmalaki92@gmail.com.

  85. Am Agnes Yamboar, i am a regitered General Nurse from Ghana and i wish to volunteer.

  86. Tokpah b Sarmu jr

    TOKPAH B SARMU JR, I am a Liberian,electrical man I wish to be a volunteer

  87. am AM AKEEN south sudanesse ,i would like to be parts of the movement am currently in Nairobi kenya ,student in kenyatta university nairobi campus ,thanks waiting for your reply

  88. I am a Resettlement Specialist with a Masters in International Real Estate from Royal Agricultural University in UK and would like to do some volunteer work anywhere. I am available on +265 994 292 105.

  89. Z. GRETTON HOWARD

    I AM Z. GRETTON HOWARD, A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AT LIBERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE, REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA.

  90. i am trying to download the form but i am told page not found

  91. KOANG PETER RUACH WIEW

    hello thank for this opportunity Am KOANG PETER RUACH working with UNISFA but at the meant time am with International NGO Savethechildren International and have a Diploma of three years in Law School and I hope I Will qualify to apply for internship program as Am ?

  92. Abubakar Sadiq Abdullahi

    I’m Abubakar Sadiq Abdullahi graduated from Islamic university in Uganda and I will like to be part of this organization but I don’t know if I will be considered for the volunteering vacancy if possible my email is – absadiq9204@gmail.com. I hope my request will be put into consideration.

  93. Good evening, my name is Ahimbisibwe Eve, i just completed my barchelors degree in Social Work and Social Administration. I would like to apply for internship at UNV to gain more experience. I request for your assistance on how to do it. Thank you

  94. Eugene Nshimiyimana

    I am Eugene Nshimiyimana from Southern New Hamsphere University. I am studying my bachelor degree in Logistics and operations. Is there any opportunity to volunteer or having internship basing on this field. If so I would like to request help from you for achieving on this. Thank you.

  95. Hello am Saidu Turay, Nursing practitioner in freetown, sierra leone, west africa.

    presently jobless as limited jobs ar available in my country.

    happy if you will granted my this scholarship to live and abroad.

    thanks

  96. John JIji Nwosu

    Am Jiji Nwosu John from Nigeria, a graduate of Delta state university Abraka Studied Psychology currently working as Store officer in an organization. I will like to be part of your volunteer team if God’s will. Email me at jijinwosu@gmail.com

  97. I am Abel Ansumana from Sierra Leone a graduate of Njala University studied Education/Linguistics currently working as Admin Officer in an Organization. I will like to be part of volunteer in this scheme. Hope to hear from you at any time.

  98. It has always been a dream to work with the UN ….i have a passion in helping people especially kids,….I have a degree in b com-finance.i would really love to work in your organisation.it would be an honor being a part of your team

  99. am Okello Justine from Uganda and alawyer by profession, i would like to volunteer. thanks please contact on okellojustine12@gmail.com or 0787080848

  100. I would want to Volunteer.pls what do I do

  101. Am muhammad Sani Aliyu i studied Business Administration and management i am a program manager in GCF a project funded by USAID a volunteer in Nigerian Red cross society how can a join this great movement.

  102. Daniel weche okutoyi

    Am Daniel weche okutoyi from Kenya Kakamega county, am a holder of certificate in agriculture and community development and also a post graduate of diploma in agriculture and biotechnology. I would like work as a volunteer in ur organization as per your specification. Contact 0708126020 or wechedaniel@gmail.com.

  103. adetunji adekitan

    Am adetunji adekitan from Nigeria am interested in the scholarship program. And I will be so glad if I can be a beneficial. I hope to hear from this platform soon

  104. Tnx for the chance but unable to download the application form.So how can i fill the form and send it back to you?many thanks in advance.

    Nahom Semeneh
    Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

  105. Bwambale Nelson

    i am Nelson, i have a bachelor of Development Studies but i wish to practice my career with you as a volunteer, (bwambaloyama21@gmail.com). I need your guide on this point Thanks

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