The purpose of the programme is to provide a framework by which graduate and postgraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to ESCWA, where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments in the economic, social and administrative fields; to expose them to the work of a United Nations regional commission; and to provide ESCWA with the assistance of qualified students specialized in various professional fields.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship
Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Applicants must 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 Bachelorís level or
have graduated with a university degree (as defined
above) and, if selected, must commence the internship
within a one year period of graduation;
Be computer literate in standard software applications;
Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United
Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the
Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with
individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs,
which include willingness to try and understand and be
tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Individuals who are interested in pursuing an internship at ESCWA should log on to:
CONDITIONS OF INTERNSHIP
The duration of an ESCWA internship is normally two months on a
full time basis - this may be exceptionally extended for a
maximum period of six months. It is awarded on the
recommendation of the Director of the respective Division.
Interns are not paid and are responsible for all expenses
related to the internship.
ESCWA accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents
and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon
awarding an internship, candidates will be required to sign a
statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of the
conditions of service.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision
of a staff member in the department or office to which they are