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Employment opportunities and internships in the UN system

In order to function effectively as a global organization, the United Nations Secretariat has a continuing need for staff. It is impossible to list in detail the different type of positions for which the Organization recruits.

unworker.jpgFor more information on the major categories of staff and the occupations represented at the Organization please consult the fact sheet on employment opportunities with the UN at

General information on employment opportunities and current vacancies at the United Nations Secretariat are available at

The Specialized Agencies, Funds and Programs (i.e. UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, etc.) conduct their own recruitment programs. Candidates should consult the appropriate agency’s website for information concerning employment opportunities. The following webpage contains links to recruitment and human resources offices of over 40 of these organizations:

National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE)

The United Nations is seeking highly qualified nationals of certain countries for employment in order to achieve greater geographical balance of its professional staff. The National Competitive Recruitment Examination is held every year. The list of countries participating in this year’s NCRE is available at

Internship Programme

Internship throughout the UN system
Please visit the UN website at

Vacancies and internships at UNRIC Brussels/Other UN Agencies and Offices


UNRIC Brussels is looking for qualified interns for a period of three to six months. Applicants should have good academic background in the areas of communications, journalism, international relations, marketing or political science. Candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills in one of the two UNRIC working languages – English or French. Knowledge of other languages of the Western European region is desirable.

UNRIC does not provide financial support for interns. All successful applicants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel to Brussels, lodging and living expenses during the internship period.

Employment at European institutions
Inter-Institutional ‘European Personnel Selection Office’ EPSO

Applications for internship at UNRIC Brussels should be sent to:
UNRIC Brussels, rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, Attention: Internships, or via e-mail to: [email protected] .

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