United Nations Internship Program 2022 for African Students


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Applications are now open for the United Nations Internship Programme for African Students. Here’s how to apply:

Under the supervision of UN’s Economic Commission for Africa, the United Nations Internship Program is a way for African students learn how to solve problems on the continent and find local solutions.

The post will be based in Regional Office of Africa (ROA). This position is for a job internship at UNCCTD at Addis Ababa. UN does not expect to work after completing the internship.

Application Details:

Currently, there are three Internship opportunities.

  • Intern – Economics, I (Temporary job Opening)
  • Intern – Social Sciences I (Temporary job Opening)
  • Intern – Economics Affairs (multiple posts), I (Temporary job Opening)

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Students Requirements:

The following conditions are required to be eligible for an internship at the United Nations Internship Programme:

  • The following requirements must be met by applicants: (a. be enrolled at a graduate program (second university degree, equivalent or higher); or (b. be enrolled during the last academic year of a primary university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c. have graduated from a university as defined above and must begin the internship within one year.
  • Computer literacy in standard software applications is a must
  • Are a keen observer of the work of United Nations and have an emotional connection to the Charter’s ideals.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact well with people of different cultures and beliefs. This includes the willingness to understand and to be open to other opinions.


  • The internship lasts six months.
  • This internship is UNPAID. It is full-time. The internship is completely home-based.
  • The interns work five days a week (35 hours) under supervision from a staff member of the office or department to which they are assigned.

Application Process

To access the application portal, please use the link below.

It is necessary to complete an online application (Motivation statement and Administrative profile).

Incomplete applications won’t be accepted. The Cover Note must contain:

  • Degree Program (What are you currently studying?)
  • Graduation Date (When are you graduating from the program?
  • List all the IT programs and skills that you are proficient in.
  • Your top three most important areas of interest.
  • Describe why you are the ideal candidate for this internship.
  • Describe your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

Note: Due to the volume of applications, only successful candidates for the United Nations Internship Programme will receive a response.

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