The UNCTAD Internship Programme is intended for students enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship. In countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate levels, the requirement consists of having successfully completed at least four years of full-time study towards the completion of a degree at a university or equivalent institution and being currently enrolled
Internships are intended to promote a better understanding of trade and development issues among students and to provide them with insight into how UNCTAD attempts to find solutions to these problems. Internships are not remunerated. The acquisition of the necessary visas, travel costs and arrangements, and living accommodation are the responsibility of the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
Successful candidates should be able to provide proof of enrolment in an appropriate degree programme, proof of medical insurance coverage (valid in Switzerland), and a certificate of good health.
Interested students can apply to the specific internship announcements through the United Nations careers portal, and follow the instructions in the Internship Applicant’s Manual.