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Did you know that United Nations Nairobi Office gives internships to students? Now you know!

Students taking Diplomacy and Public policy careers should take advantage of the internship opportunities provided by the United Nations Nairobi Kenya.

The United Nations office at Nairobi regularly offer internships to students who are currently in their last year of their undergraduate degree or in a graduate school programme at the time of application for internship consideration.

Benefits of the internship

  • The main objective of the internships is to give students first hand experience of real work environment at the United Nations offices.
  • Interns will be given a best chance to work with United Nations people , as part of the team and will work directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management officers.
  • Students will be exposed to high profile conferences, participate in meetings and actively contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the United Nations.

Eligibility/ Qualifications

Applicants to the United Nations internships program must meet the following requirements at the time of making the application:
  • Be in the final year of their undergraduate degree level
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school or higher
  • Have graduated with a Bachelor's degree not more than one year and if granted must start the internship within the one year.

Key information to know before application

Before making their applications for consideration, students should know the following:
  1. The internship duration lasts for at least two months and can take as long as six months.
  2. United Nations interns are not guaranteed payment, so all costs related to travel ,insurance, accommodation, living expenses must be provided by the interns or their schools.
  3. The interns must be descret and keep confidential of all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not  publish documents based on such information.
  4. Interns may get credit from their institutions of higher education for the internships ,so students must confirm with their institutions policy on academic  credit for interns at United Nations.
  5. The Staff Development and Training Unit (SDTU/ HRMS) ,manages internship programs on behalf of the following UN organizations at Nairobi:
  • United Nations Human Settlement Program ( UN- HABITAT)
  • United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
  • United Nations Office of Nairobi (UNON)
  • United Nations dispute tribunal , Office of Administration of Justice (OAJ)

How to Apply

All internship opportunities are usually posted on United Nations website career section.
Interested candidates should first register with the career portal before logging in in oder to view the opportunities and apply ONLINE

Candidates can also contact the United Nations Nairobi office for more information or for guidance on opportunities and applications with the following:

Contact the Human Resources Management Services (HRMS) DAS located at Room v -128
Tel: +254 20 762 3371
Fax+254 20 762 3931


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