The inclusive UNFPA Internship Programme offers outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNFPA operations. It is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of UNFPA work.
Applicants should have expressed interest in the field of development; ability to adapt to new environments and work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds. Interns work as part of agile teams that support and hold each other accountable.
In addition, they will have supervisory support from an assigned UNFPA staff member. The background of the interns is matched with the needs of the organization. Check: Griffith University Research Scholarships(Australia) 2022
Eligibility for the UNFPA Internship Programme
Candidates for the UNFPA internship programme are selected competitively from the Internship Roster by teams looking to integrate an intern into their work. The profiles of the interns are matched with the needs of the organization.
Applicants to the UNFPA internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one year of graduation;
(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship programme and undertake the internship as part of this programme.
Students must have written and spoken proficiency in English; fluency in another UN language is an asset.
Interns do not receive a salary or any other form of remuneration from UNFPA. The costs associated with an intern’s participation in the programme must be assumed either by the nominating institution, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students or by the students themselves, who will have to meet living expenses as well as make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and other requirements.
However, they receive a stipend to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, if not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation, or scholarship programme. The amount of the stipend varies according to the duty station.
In addition, applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins. UNFPA does not provide medical insurance for interns.
How to Apply for the UNFPA Internship Programme
Candidates who are interested in the UFNPA internship programme and qualify for the programme should apply using the link below.
The deadline for application for the UNFPA Internship Programme is December 31 2021
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What should I do if I encounter the message “This page is no longer available”; if the processing pinwheel in the top right corner of the page will not stop spinning; if I am presented with an unusual login page; or if I am otherwise unable to continue entering my information into an active job application?
These issues are web browser-related. Please update your browser to the most current version, clear all browser cache, and continue the application process. Applicants have also found success by switching from Mozilla Firefox to Internet Explorer. If you are already using Internet Explorer, please consider taking the following steps.
Note that these steps will reset your personal browser configuration settings.
- Navigate to Tools > Internet Options and delete all cached temporary internet files and cookies.
- Click the Advanced tab and then click ‘Restore advanced settings’.
- Click the ‘Apply’ button.
- Click the ‘Reset…’ button under the ‘Reset Internet Explorer settings’ section of the Advanced tab.
- Continue through the process and delete all personal settings.
- Close all Internet Explorer Browser windows and then launch a new window to continue your application.
How can I change my password?
Select the ‘Change Password’ option from the ‘Personal Information’ link after you have logged in to the system.
My password to the online application is not working. What should I do?
Our passwords are case sensitive. Therefore, we suggest that you copy/paste your password in the appropriate box or type your password accordingly. You may request a new password by clicking on the ‘Forgot User Name or Password?’ link.
I have clicked on the ‘Forgot User Name or Password?’ link but I have not received a temporary password.
Check the specific email account that you used when creating your profile. The transmission time can vary depending on the email provider, the amount of email traffic, and other conditions. Please be patient and wait to see if you receive it. If not, please contact us.
I got a message from the eRecruit system when I tried to apply for jobs. ”You are not authorized to access the component. (40, 20)”
The most likely cause for this error is to have another Atlas (or PeopleSoft) application open at the same time. Therefore, please make sure that you have signed out of all Atlas (or PeopleSoft) applications and have closed the browser(s) and clear the browser cache before attempting to access our eRecruit site again.
Entering data into the system
Which sections of the “Complete Application” page do I need to fill-in?
We encourage you to complete all sections and to be as thorough as possible. In particular, when describing your work history it is important to use the “key duties and achievements” box to give a brief description of your duties in your current and each of your previous jobs. Incomplete applications with missing information may not be considered. Please also note that required information is identified with an asterisk -‘*’.
Why are some fields highlighted in red when I attempt to save or submit my application?
Red fields have been highlighted by the system as missing information. Please complete your application by filling in the missing information and clicking ‘Save’ or ‘Submit’ again. Your application will not be saved and information could be lost if you do not provide the missing information and ‘Save’ or ‘Submit’.
How do I select dates from the calendar in the online application?
Dates can be selected in two ways. First, you can enter the date based on the day/month/year format in the appropriate section. Second, you can select the date by clicking on the calendar icon, where you must choose the year first, then the month, and then the day.
What if I get a message “Invalid value – press the prompt button or hyperlink for a list of valid values” when I am trying to enter a value in a field on my language code?
First, clear the value in the language code field. Second, use the magnifying glass to find and select a valid value for the language code.
Does present nationality refer to the acquired nationalities other than my birth nationality?
Yes, indicate other nationalities/citizenships you have acquired under the ‘Present Nationality’ section.
How many references should I include in my application?
You should include at least one and no more than three references in your application.
How do I know that my application has been received?
After you submit your application, the system will automatically send a confirmation of receipt to the email address you have entered in your candidate profile. If you do not enter a valid email address, the system will not be able to confirm receipt of your application. Be aware of spam filters that might block or re-route the confirmation email. You may also check that your application status says ‘Applied’ on the My Applications page at any time.
How long does the selection process last?
The selection process normally lasts between 2 to 6 months.