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UN Office for Sustainable Development  3- to 6-month post-graduate internships at the UNOSD offices in Incheon, South Korea.  Good oral and written command of English is essential. Knowledge of any other of the UN officials languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian), or Korean, would be a significant asset.

U-M Contact: Henry Dyson, Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF)

Institutional Endorsement: This program does not require institutional endorsement; applications must be submitted directly to the Internship Programme of UNOSD.

Application Deadline: There are several internships to choose from.  For specific deadlines, please click here for more information.

Eligibility: the following conditions must be met

  • Applicants be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) at the time of application and during the period of internship; or
  • Applicants be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
  • Applicants have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one-year period of graduation.

Additionally, the following competencies will be sought when selecting candidates:

  • Experience: No prior professional experience is required, although any experience of relevance to the work of UNOSD will be an advantage;
  • Working skills: Be results-oriented, with the ability to meet deadlines, and to work both autonomously and in team. This includes good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
  • Interests: The applicant should however demonstrate a keen interest in the work of UNOSD and a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter;
  • Communication: Good communication skills, including the ability to draft documents in a clear and concise manner; and 
  • Languages: Good oral and written command of English is essential. Knowledge of any other of the UN officials languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian), or Korean, would be a significant asset.

Application Instructions: you must submit the following materials as one PDF file (max file size: 1.5Mb) in the following order 

  • A cover letter of no more than two pages (which includes your academic interest, expected contribution to this internship and expected period of internship)
  • A completed and signed standard United Nations Personal History Form P.11 http://www.unosd.org/content/documents/P11_PHF.doc
  • Proof of current enrolment in a graduate degree programme (see checklist here), clearly showing dates
  • Copy of your latest academic records (transcripts). An unofficial copy will suffice at this stage, but UNOSD reserves the right to request an official copy later in the selection process
  • Copy of an official document proving your age (passport, ID card, driving license)

Applications should be sent by email to UNOSD@un.org titled "UNOSD Internship Application - (First Name), (LAST NAME IN CAPITAL)"