Career

WARNING TO APPLICANTS

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts. Visit the United Nations Human Resources Employment Scams page for more information on various schemes and scams.

UNIC Accra Internship Programme

The United Nations Information Centre in Accra provides opportunities for university-level students to undertake internships. Students can utilize and enhance their educational experience through practical work assignments, while supporting the work of UN Information Centre. An internship with UNIC provides exposure to the daily activities undertaken by the office, as well as an opportunity to gain first-hand experience on a diverse range of topics and issues comprising the work of the United Nations.

Interns get involved, inter alia, in assisting with media monitoring, drafting press releases, reports and media analyses, preparing speeches on particular UN-related topics, researching background information in response to queries and providing substantive assistance in the dissemination of information and other logistical support to the centre, including assisting the UNIC librarian. Much of the work is ‘reactive’ and can include a very diverse range of responsibilities outside the specific terms of reference.

Please note that interns are not paid.  Interns are responsible for all their financial needs.

In the meantime, you may find out if you are eligible or download an application form.

United Nations Careers

For information on employment opportunities with the United Nations, please visit the United Nations Careers. As well, be sure to visit the UN Careers social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Young Professionals Programme

The United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. For young, high-calibre professionals across the globe, the examination is a platform for launching a career at the United Nations. This programme builds upon the national competitive recruitment examination (NCRE) which was held for the last time in 2010.

Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme

The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme provides young professionals pursuing a career in development with hands-on experience in multi-lateral technical co-operation. Please visit the JPO Service Centre site for more information.

United Nations Volunteers

Close to 8,500 qualified, experienced and committed women and men of 170 nationalities serve each year as United Nations volunteers in over 140 countries, working in key areas such as poverty reduction, crisis recovery, elections support, governance and HIV/AIDS. Visit the United Nations Volunteer site to learn how to become a United Nations volunteer.

United Nations Internships Programme

Why be a United Nations intern?

If you are thinking of entering the world of diplomacy and public policy, an internship at the United Nations could be the ideal start for you.

The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. You will be given a real chance to work with our people. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, you will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the United Nations. Initially you will take on the amount of responsibility you can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is yours to develop.