Thursday, June 01, 2017

United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment & Health 2017 Internship Programme

Deadline: June 30, 2017
Location: United Nation University

​Are you a recent graduate or enrolled in a graduate program?  Are you interested in making a difference in environmental research and policy?  Do you have a commitment towards addressing issues of international importance related to water, environment and health? If so, then the UNU-INWEH Internship Programme could be for you!

Interns have come from Canada, France, India, Mali, Mexico, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the USA, and elsewhere. UNU-INWEH provides interns a chance to work in an international environment and experience first-hand the operations of the United Nations. In this volunteer program, interns interact with staff members and contribute towards UN water research and training projects conducted in developing countries. To see the kind of activities that interns get to contribute to, visit the  Interns    page.  If you think that the UNU-INWEH Internship Programme could be your next step, please find out if you meet the eligibility requirements (below)  and submit an application.

Interns are recruited through a competitive application process through (1) specific vacancy announcements (listed on the vacancies page) or (2) unsolicited applications (open).  All interns are  required to make a 3-month (minimum) to 6-month (maximum)  full-time  commitment.


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​Eligibility Requirements:

  • Academic Qualifications & Fields of Interest:   Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in an area relevant to UNU-INWEH’s field of work.
  • Languages:  excellent spoken and written English; knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.  See  FAQs  Section 2 for requirements concerning language certification.
  • Computer skills: ability to use office-related software (Microsoft Office) and hardware (PC).
  • Attitude:  awareness and ability to adapt to a multicultural environment and a commitment to international public service are essential. Applicants should demonstrate good communication skills and show initiative and flexibility.
  • Availability:  the duration of an internship is a minimum of three months (full-time).
  • Insurance:   proof of insurance coverage for the entire period of the internship.
The selection will take into consideration academic achievements and research accomplishments, two letters of recommendation, and your statement of purpose. Further documents may be requested only if shortlisted. See   FAQs  for further information.

​How to Apply:

Interns are recruited through a competitive application process through (1) specific vacancy announcements (listed on our vacancies page) or (2) unsolicited applications (open). Both require a  3-month (minimum)   to  6-month (maximum)   full-time   commitment.
To apply to the UNU-INWEH Internship Programme, complete the following steps:

  1. Ensure you satisfy the  Eligibility Criteria.
  2. Fill out all  five   of the  required   application documents.
  3. Email or fax your application to the UNU-INWEH Internship Coordinator.
  • Only  complete applications   (i.e., containing all five required documents) will be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Your internship application will be considered valid for 12 months   from the submission date.
  • If applicants do not receive a response within 12 months of submission, the application has not been retained.


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