When to apply for the UNESCO Internship Program?
The application process varies according to the UNESCO office. The agency’s headquarters in Paris receives applications at any time for its database through the online recruitment system.
Potential candidates may be contacted within 6 months to fill openings related to their profile. If the applicant is not contacted within 6 months, it means that his or her application was not successful.
For internships in Field Offices, it is recommended to contact the desired office directly. Some offices require the submission of applications via e-mail. The list of Field Offices is available in the links section.
How to apply for the UNESCO Internship Program?
For openings at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, the application process is through the agency’s online recruitment system and comprises the following steps:
- Access the online application form;
- Fill in profile data (academic and professional background);
- Submit the application. (The application is valid for 6 months)
What are the phases of the selection process for the UNESCO Internship?
The selection process may vary depending on the department or office to which the intern is applying, but generally comprises the following steps:
- Creating a profile and preparing an application;
- Submitting the application;
- Evaluation of the application;
- Competency-based interview;
- Selection notifications.
How is the UNESCO Internship interview?
Usually, only selected applicants will be contacted for the interview, which lasts about 30 minutes and may be done via Skype or phone. The main points covered in the interview vary according to the opening and department chosen. In general, however, the questions address subjective or behavioral aspects, such as your expectations about the job, your interests in the area of expertise you are applying for and your previous experiences.
What are the documents to submit for the UNESCO Internship Program?
- Cover/Motivation Letter;
- Two letters of recommendation;
- Undergraduate or graduate degree (if concluded).
What is the evaluation criteria of the UNESCO Internship Program?
You will be evaluated regarding your previous experience, skills and competences, and educational background.