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The UN Global Compact is inviting applications for internships for its New York office for the October to December 2019 internship cycle. Internships with the UN Global Compact are available for a duration of 3 to 6 months. The internship is full-time and interns work 5 days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a relevant staff member of the UN Global Compact.

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, handling email and other inquiries and performing administrative tasks.

See the Official Website for specific duties pertaining to each internship.

The current UN Global Impact Internship openings are:

JO 116057: Intern Economic Affairs – internship with the Communications and Events team
JO 116060: Intern Economic Affairs – internship with the Outreach and Participant Relations team
JO 116061: Intern Economic Affairs – internship with the Programmes team
JO 116063: Intern Economic Affairs – internship with the Chief of Staff team
JO 116065: Intern Economic Affairs – internship with the Global Operations team
JO 118528: Intern Economic Affairs – internship with the Intergovernmental Relations & Africa team.


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 meet 1 of the following requirements:

  • be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelors level or equivalent); or
  • have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a 1 year period of graduation.

Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications, with a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter. They need to be able 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.

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience, but fluency in English is required, with knowledge of another UN official language an advantage.


Applications are to be done online by 16 August 2019.

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