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United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) internship in South Korea

United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) is offering an internship programme in South Korea. Interested applicants are enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) at the time of application and during the period of internship.
Interns are able to obtain the necessary visa and to arrange their travel to and stay in Incheon, South Korea. The UNOSD internships have a duration of three months and can be renewed for up to six months in exceptional cases.
Field of Internship: The Office also undertakes research and capacity development in key areas of a sustainability transition.
Course Level: Internship

Internship Provider: United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD)
Internship can be taken in 
the Republic of Korea

Eligibility: Internships with UNOSD offer outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to the work of the United Nations while making a significant contribution to UNOSD activities and mandate.

To qualify for the Internship Programme of UNOSD, the following conditions must be met:
·         Applicants be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) at the time of application and during the period of internship; or
·         Applicants be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
·         Applicants have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
In addition, the following competencies will be sought by UNOSD when selecting internship candidates:
·         Experience: No prior professional experience is required, although any experience of relevance to the work of UNOSD will be an advantage;
·         Working skills: Be results-oriented, with the ability to meet deadlines, and to work both autonomously and in the team. This includes good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
·         Interests: The applicant should, however, demonstrate a keen interest in the work of UNOSD and a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter;
·         Communication: Good communication skills, including the ability to draft documents in a clear and concise manner;
·         Languages: Good oral and written command of English is essential. Knowledge of any other of the UN officials languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian), or Korean, would be a significant asset.

Internship Open for International Students: International applicants are eligible to apply for this internship program.

Is this paid internship? Interns are not remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, and living expenses are the responsibilities of the interns or their sponsoring institution. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of an intern or the costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship (before starting their assignment, interns will need to prove that they have valid medical insurance coverage and submit a medical certificate of good health).

Internship Description: The newly-created United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) contributes to the building, exchanging and facilitating the use of knowledge in support of a faster and broader transition towards sustainable societies. UNOSD specializes in mapping, assessing and improving the exchange of knowledge resources, providing guidelines to the Member States and the broader policy communities on sharing and applying such resources.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: The UNOSD internships have a duration of three months, and can be renewed for up to six months in exceptional cases.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should be sent by email to To apply, please submit the following documents:
·         Proof of current enrollment in a graduate degree program, clearly showing dates;
·         A copy of your latest academic records (transcripts). An unofficial copy will suffice at this stage, but UNOSD reserves the right to request an official copy from your institution later in the selection process;
·         Copy of an official document proving your age (passport, ID card, driving license);
·         A completed and signed standard United Nations Personal History Form (P11, which can be downloaded at
·         A covering letter of no more than two pages which discuss:
·         Your academic interests and expected date of graduation;
·         Why you are interested in working with UNOSD, including notably:
·         How you expect to contribute to the work of UNOSD;
·         What you expect to learn from your internship with UNOSD.

Internship Application Deadline: UNOSD offers three internship semesters per year, with application deadlines as follows:
Dates of Internship
Application Deadline
Mid-September to Mid-December
15 July
Mid-January to Mid-April
15 November
Mid-May to Mid-August
15 March


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