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Have you got the right profile?

Before sending in your application to UNESCO, please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria for this programme. Assess your eligibility: have you got the right profile?

To guide you in this process, the required qualifications are listed below:


  • Academic qualifications and fields of interest: Internships are exclusively reserved for students pursuing a graduate or postgraduate degree programme (second university degree or higher) or technical/professional studies.

    As graduate or post-graduate students, you must have already completed a Bachelorís degree (or equivalent) and be completing at least a Masterís degree at the time of application. Should your studies not be divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, you must have already completed at least 3 years of full time studies at a University or equivalent institution and be in your 4th year of full time studies towards a same diploma.

    Candidates pursuing technical/professional studies must be enrolled in the last year of their graduate studies. Secretarial students, should more precisely be in the last year of their bilingual school (French/English) for any internship at Headquarters.

  • Languages: Excellent spoken and written knowledge of one of the two working languages, English or French.

    For secretarial or assistant internship assignments at UNESCO Headquarters and Field Offices, excellent spoken or written knowledge of one of the two working languages, English or French, and a good knowledge of the other language may be required.

  • Computer skills: Ability to use office-related software (MS Office).

  • Attitude: An awareness of the many facets of a multicultural world and a commitment to international public service are essential.

  • Availability: The duration of an internship must be between one and four months.




  • How to do


  • First, assess your skills: have you got the right profile?
  • If so, see how to apply.
  • If you are accepted, you'll obtain the status of UNESCO intern.

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