Internships in UN, New York

Deadline: 15 April 2011, 15 July 2011
Open to: EU citizens
Duration: 3 months

The Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York, offers three internship sessions per year. The program, which is highly selective, offers interns the opportunity to follow the activities of the Delegation in UN bodies such as the Security Council, General Assembly and its various committees. Please note internships are voluntary (unpaid), and interns will be required to work full-time (35-40 hours per week) during their internship period.


Prospective interns must
* hold a valid passport from one of the 27 EU Member States
* have completed minimum three years of university-level courses preferably in political science, economics, development studies, environment studies, human rights/humanitarian law
* be fluent in English, the main working language of the Delegation
* provide proof of comprehensive medical and accident insurance that is valid in the USA and Canada (covering hospitalization, surgery, and repatriation, if necessary)
* knowledge of French is preferable
* not have already benefited from previous in-service training or employment (paid or unpaid) with any of the EU institutions or bodies for more than six weeks. Similarly, the Delegation cannot recruit a Blue Book candidate who has already performed his/her internship; on the contrary, a Blue Book candidate who has never performed a traineeship may apply for an unpaid internship

Deadlines for future sessions are as follows:
15 January 2011 for internship starting in September to December 2011
15 April 2011 for internship starting in January to April 2012
15 July 2011 for internship starting in May to July 2012

How to Apply

The application packet must include:

  • completed application
  • resume
  • letter of motivation
  • letters of recommendation from a current or former professor or employer.

Please note, the European Union’s Washington DC and Geneva delegations also offer internships.

To apply, please download and complete the application form and email your application packet to

The Official Website

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