Positions: United Nations Jobs, Internships & Volunteering
Organization: United Nations
Locations: anywhere in Canada & Worldwide
This is a summary of most of the official UN sites offering jobs, internships and volunteer positions, including peace, international cooperation, environment and sustainable development.
United Nations Careers
"The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 and committed to maintaining international peace and security; developing friendly relations among nations; promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. Our work touches lives in every corner of the globe and our daily operations are complex, multifaceted and extended directly and indirectly to our 193 Members States." careers.un.org
United Nations Internship Programme
"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 or French? 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." careers.un.org — Internship Programme
United Nations Volunteer Programme
"If you are inspired to take concrete action for global peace and development, take a look at the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. Every year, up to 8,000 qualified and experienced women and men of some 160 different nationalities volunteer at least six months of their lives to help others. These UN Volunteers work in some 130 countries promoting peace, responding to disasters, empowering communities and helping to build sustainable livelihoods and lasting development." careers.un.org — Volunteer Programme
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
"The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Join a global team of professionals committed to making a difference. UNEP is looking for dynamic, creative, forward looking, dedicated and results-oriented senior managers, environmental experts with outstanding leadership qualities, a track record of succeeding in a multi-cultural environment, the capacity to bring together and respond to governments, civil society, the private sector and our other partners in creating opportunities and solutions for sustainable development. Includes director positions, professional positions, general service positions, project positions, consultancies, junior professional officers, volunteers, internships and partner organization vacancies." UNenvironment.org/work-with-us
United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD)
"The United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) supports U.N. Member States in planning and implementing sustainable development strategies, notably through knowledge sharing, research, training and partnership building." www.unosd.org | Jobs | Internships
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
"UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability." www.unido.org — employment and internships
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
"Internships offer a small group of outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP's work. They are designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law. Internships can take place in a UNDP country office/ regional center or at the organization's Headquarters in New York. Assignments vary greatly in terms of content. Every attempt is made to match the interests of the intern with the needs of the organization. Internship assignments vary in length according to the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UNDP. Assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis throughout the year." www.undp.org | Opportunities
Scam alert: Be very careful about using employment agencies or anyone else other than the actual UN sites to find a job or internship within the UN. These positions are competitive, so various scams have arisen targetting well-meaning job seekers. Many ask for high, up-front fees; some even ask for your banking info (don't give it!). It's always safest to deal directly with the UN, not a third party.
United Nations Association in Canada
"The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is an historic, national charitable organization [...] to educate and engage Canadians in the work of the UN and the critical international issues that affect us all. We believe that a strong and effective United Nations is essential if we are to secure a future based on equality, dignity and justice for all." www.unac.org | Jobs / Careers | Volunteer
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 1 2021 ID: 54768