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The UN Global Compact is inviting applications for internships for Fall 2018 (October to December 2018) and Winter 2019 (January to March 2019) at its New York office. Internships with the UN Global Compact are available for a duration of 3 to 6 months. The timing of internships is flexible.

The duties of the UN Global Compact interns include: researching on the topic of corporate sustainability, especially on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption; drafting and editing documents; liaising with Global Compact stakeholders on key corporate sustainability topics; supporting the organization of meetings and events; assisting with outreach activities and handling email and other inquiries.

Applicants have to state in their application cover letters the team(s) they have a preference for. Global Impact teams are as follows:

  • Local Networks
  • Programmes
  • Communications & Media
  • Brand & Communications
  • Participant Outreach and Engagement
  • Impact Measurement and Reporting
  • Government Affairs
  • Strategic Events
  • Integrity
  • Partnerships & UN Relations
  • Intergovernmental Relations & Africa


Interns are not remunerated. Interns must therefore be able to cover their costs of travel, accommodation, as well as living expenses during the internship period.


Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme (Bachelors or second university degree, or higher). Under Under some circumstances, those who have graduated within less than 1 year of their graduated may be eligible.


Applications for the Fall 2018 internship are to be done online by 17 August 2018. Applications for the Winter 2019 internship are to be done online by 31 October 2018.

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