UN Global Compact Internships in New York, 2017

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Applications are invited for Internships with the UN Global Compact in its New York office. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program (bachelor or second university degree, or higher) at the time of application and during the internship.

Internships with the UN Global Compact are available for the duration of three to six months. The timing of internships is flexible. Internships at UN Headquarters are unpaid. Interns must, therefore, be able to cover their costs of travel, accommodation, as well as living expenses during the internship period.

Field of Internship: Depending on their level of experience and training, UN Global Compact interns will: conduct research relating to the topic of corporate citizenship, especially on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
Course Level:
Internship
Internship Provider:
 The UN Global Compact
Internship can be taken in 
New York office

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme (bachelors or second university degree, or higher) at the time of application and during the internship; or
  • Under some circumstances, applicants may have graduated within less than one year to commence a UN internship.

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

Is this paid internship? Please note that internships at UN Headquarters are unpaid. Interns must, therefore, be able to cover their costs of travel, accommodation, as well as living expenses during the internship period.

Internship Description: The UN Global Compact offers internship opportunities in its New York office. The UN Global Compact pursues two complementary objectives: (1) making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of business strategy and operations everywhere; and (2) facilitating cooperation among key stakeholders by promoting partnerships and other collective action in support of UN goals.

Internship Duration: Internships with the UN Global Compact are available for a duration of three to six months. The timing of internships is flexible. We encourage candidates to apply for the following sessions:

  • Summer / Fall: August to November (with a possible extension to December)
  • Winter / Spring: January to May (with a possible extension to June)

Please note that internships at UN Headquarters are unpaid. Interns must therefore be able to cover their costs of travel, accommodation, as well as living expenses during the internship period.

Notification: Due to the large number of applications received, only accepted interns will be notified a few weeks before the beginning of the session or within 4 weeks after each session’s application deadline.

How to Apply: Those interested in pursuing an internship with the UN Global Compact must submit an online application at the UN Careers website.

Scroll down to the bottom of the homepage to the “Search Job Openings” section and select “Internship” under the Category field and “New York” under the Duty Station field. Click on the Search button. This will lead you to a list of various internship openings. You will need to search for the UN Global Compact internship by Job Opening ID Number.

For summer 2016, the Global Compact Internship Job Opening Number is 60200. Candidates are strongly recommended to pay attention to the job opening number to make sure that their applications reach the UN Global Compact Office.

After you have completed this application, please notify the Global Compact Office (info-at-unglobalcompact.org) to ensure that your name is placed on the list of potential candidates.

Internship Application Deadline: The application deadlines for upcoming sessions are as below:

Winter 2017 (January to June 2017): Applications accepted from 13 September 2016 to 13 November 2016.

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