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How to become an intern in the United Nations?
8/2/2017 12:38:38 PM

Welcome to the website of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Internship Programme. This Internship Programme is for UNIC in Kathmandu only.

Eligible candidates interested in participating in an internship at UNIC in Kathmandu can apply by visiting the United Nations Digital Repository in Nepal, at http://un.info.np. Please continue to read through our website for more information and guidelines. 

Interns at work with United Nations staff in UN Information Centre.

The purpose of the United Nations Internship Programme is to:

  • to provide a framework by which graduate and post-graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to United Nations Offices where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments.
  • to expose them to the work of the United Nations.
  • gain experience in the work of the Organization with the objective of deepening their knowledge and understanding of the United Nations' goals, principles and activities.
  • to provide UN offices with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional fields.

Why be a United Nations intern?
If you are thinking of entering the world of diplomacy and public policy, an internship at the United Nations could be the ideal start for you.

The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. You will be given a real chance to work with our people. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, you will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the United Nations. Initially you will take on the amount of responsibility you can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is yours to develop.

Can you be a United Nations intern?

  • Are you enrolled in a Master's or in a Ph.D. programme, or in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme; or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. programme?
  • Do you have excellent command of English?
  • Are you neither a child or a sibling of a United Nations Secretariat staff member?

Keep in mind:

  • Duration: The internship programme lasts for at least three months and can be as long as six months. Once selected, you must begin your internship either prior to or within one year of graduation.
  • Cost: United Nations interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • Visa: You will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
  • Travel: You will arrange and finance your travel to the United Nations location where you will be an intern.
  • Medical insurance: You will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship and must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance coverage.
  • Confidentiality: You must be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.
  • Academic Credit: You may get academic credit from your institution of higher education for the internship. Check with your university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.

UN Interns in Action for a Cause - Profile Story

New Interns --- If you want to be an intern in the United Nations, apply for Internship.
1. Content / Meta-Data Development
(For: Social Science, Under Graduate Student)
2. Software Engineering -- ASP.NET & MS-SQL Server and Mobile Application
(For: Computer Science, Under Graduate Student)
3. Research -- Qualitative research
(For: Social Science, Graduate Students) 
4. Social Media
(For: Graduate students in mass communication)

Exiting Interns --- Go to internship dashboard directly if you have already applied for internship.


This internship programme is offered by the UN Information Centre in Nepal. Please visit specific UN agencies websites for their offer of Internship programme.

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