Internship Programme

Who can apply?

You can apply for an internship if:

  • You have completed your full-time university studies (Вachelor's degree or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment
  • Or

  • You are enrolled in a graduate programme (Master's degree or equivalent, or higher) at the time of application
  • Or

  • You have recently graduated with a university degree (Вachelor's or Master’s or their equivalent), within the last 12 months

What are the requirements?

Age : You must be at least 20 years on the first day of the internship.

Languages : You should have an excellent command, both written and spoken, of English. Fluency or working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

When can you apply for an internship?

You can apply for a UNIDO internship at any time provided you meet the eligibility requirements listed above.

In what areas can you do an internship?

Internships at UNIDO's Headquarters

To apply kindly select the area of your interest below. Please note that you can apply to more than one internship.

  • Agriculture
  • Digitalization, Technology and Innovation
  • Communications and External Relations
  • Energy and Environment
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technologies
  • Law
  • Ethics and Accountability
  • Project Management
  • Research and Statistics
  • Procurement

Internship in a UNIDO Field Office: if you are interested in doing an internship at one of our Field Offices, please visit the following page on. Internships in Field Offices.

In case you need further information, please email us at

What are the conditions of an internship at UNIDO?

Expenses: The intern does not receive any financial assistance. Costs and arrangements for travel, visa, accommodation, and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern, or their nominating/sponsoring institution (if applicable).

Visa: Support only in the form of a letter shall be provided by the Internship Coordination team to facilitate the process of obtaining a visa, if required for the intern at the respective location.

Travel: You must arrange and finance your travel to the location where you will undertake your internship. The intern is not permitted to travel on official business during the internship.

Internship programme duration: The normal duration of an internship is 3 to 6 months and can be extended to a maximum period of 12 months.

Employment: This programme is not connected with employment at UNIDO and there is no expectation of such. An intern wishing to apply for regular employment with UNIDO cannot do so during their internship nor within a two-month period immediately following the end of their internship. The same restriction applies for engagement as a consultant.

What are we looking for in an intern?

We are looking for highly motivated interns who are keen to learn and enhance their qualifications. We seek talent who is committed to our mission and values. Our three core values are timeless and universal principles that apply to all of us in the UN family: i) We live and act with Integrity, ii) We show Professionalism and iii) We respect diversity. We also want someone who is an excellent team player and who can think outside the box and innovate.

Please note, due to the large volume of applications received, we shall only get in touch with you if your application has a strong alignment with the internship’s requirements or should your profile be considered desirable for future internships. Your application will be carefully reviewed and will stay in our database for a period of one year. If short-listed, you will be directly contacted by the Hiring Manager for further assessment.

Click on the video to find out what it is like to be an intern in UNIDO!