Internships

APCICT regularly offers internship opportunities for talented young people who can meet the following eligibility criteria. The programme aims to expose the intern to the day-to-day work of the Centre, promote a better understanding of international development agenda, and enhance the intern's educational experience through practical work and/or research.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  1. be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  2. be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  3. have graduated with a university degree (first university degree, or second university degree or equivalent, or higher) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.

Conditions

  • The internship should not exceed six months, with a minimum period of two months.
  • The intern will not be paid by the United Nations and, will not be considered a staff member, hence, he/she will not be entitled to the privileges and immunities accorded to staff members of the United Nations.
  • All expenses connected with the internship, such as travel costs, travel arrangements, living accommodation, are the responsibility of the intern or the sponsoring institution.
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.
  • The United Nations will not accept any responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship and the intern, therefore, should have a health insurance coverage.
  • There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship and the intern is not entitled to apply for a regular position at the Professional or higher level with the United Nations during the period of the internship and for six months immediately following the expiration date thereof.
  • The intern undertakes to conduct himself/herself at all times in a manner compatible with his/her responsibilities as a participant in a United Nations internship programme.
  • The intern must keep confidential any and all unpublished information made known during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or paper on the basis of information obtained except with the authorization of the United Nations
  • The intern will provide written notice in case of illness or other unavoidable circumstances which might prevent him/her from fulfilling the internship.

(Kindly take note that the above mentioned are the standard qualifications in applying for an internship. Some additional skills and knowledge may be required depending on the role/s required by the organization)

This page is regularly being updated with available job vacancies from time to time. All individuals regardless of age, race, nationality, religion, creed, sexual orientation and gender identity are encouraged to apply.