Employment and internships with the United Nations
In order to function effectively as a global organization, the United Nations Secretariat has a continuing need for staff. It is impossible to list in detail the different type of positions for which the Organization recruits.
Explore a career with the UN: http://www.un.org/en/sections/resources/job-seekers/index.html
General information on employment opportunities and current vacancies at the UN Secretariat: http://careers.un.org
The specialized agencies, funds and programmes (i.e. UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, etc.) conduct their own recruitment programmes. Candidates should consult the appropriate agency’s website for information concerning employment opportunities. The following webpage contains links to recruitment and human resources offices of over 40 of these organizations: https://jobs.unicsc.org/
Aside from the ‘Blue Helmets’, which are military forces provided directly by the Members States, the UN rely on civilian staff for its peacekeeping missions. Information on recruitment for peacekeeping operations is available at http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/about/work.shtml
Salaries, allowances, benefits and job classification at the United Nations: https://hr.un.org/
Language competitive examinations
The United Nations is looking for qualified candidates to fill its language positions across the Organization:
Young professionals programme (YPP)
The United Nations is seeking highly qualified nationals of certain countries for employment in order to achieve greater geographical balance of its professional staff. The Young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=NCE&lang=en-US
YPP 2015 Job Families:
Administration, Finance, Statistics, Public Information, Social Affairs, Legal Affairs
Participating Countries in 2015:
Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Dominica, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea (Republic of ), Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Zambia.
Associate Expert Programme
The Programme offers young professionals who are graduates from universities or institutions of higher education an opportunity to acquire professional experience in the technical cooperation of the United Nations Secretariat. An Associate Expert is recruited under bilateral agreements between the United Nations and donor countries.
United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV)
The United Nations Volunteers program is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide: http://www.unv.org/how-to-volunteer.html
Internship programmes at all major locations of the United Nations:
Internship throughout the UN system:If you are interested in internships with other United Nations funds and programmes, please apply with them directly at http://undesadspd.org/Youth/UNOpportunities/Internships.aspx
Internship at the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), Brussels
UNRIC is looking for qualified interns for a period of three to six months.
Applications should be sent to: UNRIC Brussels, attention: internship, Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 155, 1040
UN System Vacancies in Brussels
Vacancy announcement and internships for the various UN offices in
The Brussels based United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe - UNRIC provides information on UN activities to the countries of the region. It also provides liaison with institutions of the European Union in the field of information. Its outreach activities extend to all segments of society and joint campaigns, projects and events are organized with partners including the EU, governments, the media, NGOs, schools and local authorities.
United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC Brussels)
Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155, Block C2,7th and 8th floor, Brussels 1040, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 788 8484 / Fax: 32 2 788 8485