The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) accepts
interns from time to time on an ad hoc basis.
The internships are open to graduate or
post-graduate students, who have specialized
in a field related to UNECE programmes of
environment, transport, statistics, sustainable energy, trade, timber and forests,
housing and land management, population, economic cooperation and integration and gender.
Occasionally, the Commission has a
need for interns with specific skills and will post those internship
Internships are offered
without financial remuneration.
The United Nations accepts no legal or administrative
liability for interns who are not accorded
the status of a United Nations staff member.
All costs connected with an internship,
including travel, accommodation1 and insurance,
are borne by the intern or his/her sponsor.
An internship carries no expectancy of subsequent
employment with the United Nations. Interns
are required to submit a certificate of
good health and, wherever applicable, to
obtain themselves the appropriate visa.
During the performance
of his/her assignment with UNECE, an intern
shall neither seek nor accept instructions
from any government or any authority external
to the United Nations. He/she shall not
engage in any activity that is incompatible
with the proper discharge of the assignment
with UNECE. He/she is required to exercise
the utmost discretion in all official business:
he/she may not communicate to any other
person, government or authority, information
known to him/her by reason of his/her work
with UNECE which has not been made public.
Nor shall he/she at any time use such information
for private advantage. These obligations
do not cease upon completion of the internship.
The title rights, copyrights and all other
rights whatsoever in any material produced
in the course of the internship shall be
vested exclusively in UNECE.
The working languages
of UNECE are English, French and Russian.
The normal duration
of an internship is two to three months
and may exceptionally be extended to a maximum
of six months.
Upon completion of the
internship UNECE will issue an evaluation
of the intern’s performance.
Please note that UNECE
does not sign any internship agreements
To qualify for UNECE internship
programme, the applicants must be enrolled
in a degree programme in a graduate school
(second university degree or higher) at
the time of application and during the internship. Applicants
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.
Upon acceptance of the
above-mentioned conditions, qualified applicants
are requested to send the following documents
to the Internship Coordinator, preferably
by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Curriculum vitae;
- Completed internship application form;
- Statement of the particular
field of activity in which they wish
to work together with the dates they
Applications can be sent all year but candidates are encouraged
to apply as early as possible, especially
for the summer period. The applications
will be considered by the appropriate divisions
of UNECE with a view to matching the applicant’s
interests and qualifications with the current
UNECE needs. If as a result a meaningful
assignment can be devised, an internship
will be offered.
United Nations Economic Commission
Palais des Nations, Office 362
CH-1211 Geneva 10
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