Approximately 30-50 (depending on projects).
Deadlines are flexible and variable, depending on the needs of the divisions ( see Terms of Reference)
Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
Yes, automatic receipt will be sent.
All applicants are required to fill out the internship application form on the internship page.
It varies from case to case. In the majority of cases, selected applicants are notified about two months prior to the commencement of the internship.
In each case the applicant will be informed as soon as a decision is made.
The dates will be coordinated between interns and supervisors.
The United Nations internship programme is intended to expose students or recent graduates to the United Nations in order to enhance their educational experience and to help them to gain experience in the work of the Organization. Therefore, applicants to the programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,
- Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).
Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
- be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
- be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
- have graduated with a university degree (first university degree, or second university degree or equivalent, or higher) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
Applicants having graduated with a university degree (Bachelor, Master or higher) less than one year ago are eligible to apply.
Check with your university/educational institution.
Generally, good academic and analytical skills, good language skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Yes, all selected candidates who have completed an internship receive a certificate stating the period of the internship and the name of the department or office to which the intern was assigned.
Yes, you may apply even if you are a citizen of a non-UN member state.
There is no such quota system.
UN interns must have a valid visa. Most common is the non-immigrant visa ED (Education). Depending on your nationality and student status (for instance whether you are studying in your home country or abroad), this may vary. Please check with Thailand Embassy/Consulate in your country of current residence.
The minimum duration of an internship is two months and can be up to 6 months.
Internship is on a full time basis only.
Only with the approval of the divisions and supervisors.
There is no such support. Recommendations on housing options will be given.
Interns may find the following websites useful: http://www.thaiapartment.com, http://www.centrepoint.com, and http://www.capehouse.com . The Internship Office does not have any special arrangements/agreements with any of the mentioned above. The Internship Office does not recommend or check any specific offers of accommodation.
Unfortunately the UN is not able to subsidize rent for interns.
Selected applicants must notify the Internship Coordinator whether they will accept the internship or not, no later than two weeks after receipt of the written offer from the UN Secretariat.
Unfortunately, the UN cannot provide financial support to interns. All expenses connected with the internship will have to be borne by the intern or any sponsoring institution. Some universities and government provide financial support for internship with the UN. It is strongly suggested that you contact external institutions, organizations, foundations that may offer financial support for UN internship.
You need to send:
- Signed offer letter and the internship agreement (no later than 2 weeks after receiving the letter of offer);
Medical certificate of good health;
- Proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan;
- Proof of enrolment in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of the application and during the internship. Students pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages must have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree (Part 2 of application form).
A medical document stating that you are in good health. There is neither a specific nor a required format. It does not have to be in English.
Yes. You must have a valid health insurance covering your potential medical expenses in Thailand.
The Internship Programme is not related to employment in the United Nations. There should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship.
Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above carrying international recruitment status in the Secretariat for a period of six months following the end of their internship.
Entry-level professional posts reserved for external recruitment are filled through national competitive examinations (YPP) organized each year in a number of Member States. For further information, please check the Examinations and Tests Section's website.