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UN Internship Programs: Products & Services

UN Internship Programs: Products & Services

Do you want to be the next United Nations Intern? We can help you!

Being selected for a UN Internship Program is a dream for many! Understandably, since working at the UN combines prestige and a wide range of benefits with meaningful work that can help millions of people around the world. In addition, interning at the UN means developing a global career with a global reach, in a multicultural and pleasant environment; you will be able to construct influential networks and receive encouragement to develop professionally.

OpenIGO can help you land the internship of your dreams with the United Nations! Keep reading to find out how!

The UN Internship Programs selection processes are highly competitive. The number of candidates recruited depends on the needs of the specific UN organizations and their budget circumstances.

It is essential that candidates meet all of the program’s minimum requirements in order to be one of the selected few. But this is not everything. It is acknowledged that people who have connections with UN staff and previous experience at this organization have advantages in the UN Internships selection process. This is not because there are predetermined candidates. However, since these people have previous knowledge that facilitates their navigation through the complex UN System, they are better prepared for the competitive UN Internships selection process.

In pursuit of its mission, the OpenIGO network has developed a comprehensive eBook, as well as support and guidance services, with the aim of highly increasing your chances of success in these competitive selection processes. These services include revising your UN Internships application documents (Curriculum vitae/Resume, Cover Letter) and a mock interview, as per the original UN Internships model.

We have already helped dozens of candidates become UN Professionals and we can also assist you in passing this competitive selection process!

In this article, we are going to present each one of our preparatory services. You will understand why each of them is worth every cent.

Make sure you also browse our website! We have created the most comprehensive website on UN Internship Programs!

UN Internships - eBook

Our comprehensive eBook, “United Nations Internships: The Complete Guide”, will introduce you to the complex world of the United Nations and its approach towards international development; it will teach you how to prepare a strong Curriculum Vitae/Resume and an outstanding Cover Letter, and will also get you ready for the interview. It does not matter whether you intend to apply this year or next year, it will enable you to strategically develop your career and equip you for each of the UN Internship selection phases.

The eBook is divided into 10 (ten) chapters and contains more than 150 pages. This eBook was written and revised by a team of professors, human resources specialists and UN former staff with a great deal of diligence.

It is important to point out that when purchasing the eBook, you are also acquiring 30 days of support to clarify any queries about its content through an exclusive channel available on the OpenIGO Store “My Account” page.

An overview of the chapters you will find in this e-Book is provided below:

United Nations Internship: The Complete Guide (PDF eBook)
Chapter 1 – International Organizations: Concepts and Reflections
Chapter 2 – The United Nations and the UN System: Understanding the Organization
Chapter 3 – UN System Internships: Fundamental Characteristics
Chapter 4 – The UN System Internship Selection Process
Chapter 5 – Writing an Effective Resume (a sample Resume is also provided).
Chapter 6 – Writing an Effective Cover Letter for UN Internships (a sample Cover Letter of a successful UN candidate is included)
Chapter 7 – UN Internship Interview (interview questions and tips included)
Chapter 8 – Preparing for Your Internship
Chapter 9 – During the Internship
Chapter 10 – Completing your UN InternshipAttachments:
A) Competency-Related Questions (sample questions for each competency assessment are provided).

B) UN Internship Programs (a compilation of the main UN Internship Selection Processes is included).

 Why is it worth buying the UN Internships: The Complete Guide eBook?

  • The eBook was under development for one year by an extremely qualified team of professors, human resource specialists and intergovernmental organization staff for a small and distinct group of readers.
  • It was extremely well evaluated by those who bought it.
  • It will provide all the details for you to qualify for the UN Internship selection process.
  • It contains more than 130 pages.
  • It will teach you how to prepare a strong Curriculum Vitae and an outstanding Statement of Interest, and will also get you ready for the interview.
  • We will put you in direct contact with the authors who wrote the manual for one month, in order to clear up any doubts.
  • Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Would you like to know more about our eBook? Download a free sample!


UN Internships – Products & Services

UN Internship Programs - Application Review

Generally, in the first phase of the UN Internships selection process, you must fill out an online application form and send documents (Curriculum Vitae/Resume, Cover Letter, etc.). However, some UN Internship Programs may require that candidates submit these documents by e-mail. In both cases, these documents are decisive for your success in this competitive selection process. Therefore, it is of fundamental importance that your documents are carefully reviewed! This is exactly what our award-winning team will do for you.

At OpenIGO, we have analyzed documents from dozens of UN Internships candidates. This service is confidential and your files will be deleted from our systems when the service has been completed.

A review of your documents will be carried out in two stages:

  1. Proofreading – highly qualified native English proofreaders will check your writing, formatting, correct errors and suggest improvements;
  2. Technical review – a team formed of PhD professors with vast experience at intergovernmental organizations will carry out a technical review of the documents that you submit to the UN Internship selection process, offering feedback for improvement. The fit of your documents with the UN policies and strategies will be evaluated. However, we also highlight that our team will not write your CV/Resume or Cover Letter nor prepare any other documents for you. Our aim is to enhance your application. The merit of passing the selection process is all yours.

 Why is it worth buying an application review?

  • It is a service of extremely high quality and care. A professor, with extensive knowledge of the UN Internship programs, carries out a technical review that, on average, takes 3.5 hours. In addition, a proofreader spends an additional hour checking your documents.
  • These documents are evaluated in all the different rounds of the UN Internship selection process. If you really want a strong application, it is essential that you prepare your documents with extreme care.
  • Our service is extremely well evaluated by those who have bought it.
  • Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Would you like to know more about our application review service? Access:

Application Review

UN Internship Programs - Mock Interview

The UN Internship Program selection cycle includes an interview phase, whose main aim is to find out more about the candidate, and analyze their knowledge, competences and experience. It is widely understood and disseminated by the United Nations that the UN Internship interview model is the competency-based interview (CBI) but, in fact, it is mixed, combining competency-based questions with traditional ones.  

Having a mock interview with a professional who has extensive experience and knowledge of the UN Internships interview model will help you be better prepared for this phase, greatly increasing your chances of being selected for the desired vacancy.

UN Internships mock interviews are held via Skype (preferably), WhatsApp, Facetime or Hangouts, conducted by an interview specialist as per the original UN Internship’s model and last around 60 minutes. 

If you have arrived at this point in the selection process, you cannot afford to miss the opportunity for additional qualification. The value invested is nothing compared to the energy you have invested up until now, and with the benefits you will obtain when you are approved!

 Why is it worth buying the mock interview?

  • On average, the interviewer (a professor with a Ph.D. who is a specialist in the UN Internships) spends approximately two hours reading all of your documents and preparing a script to be used in your interview, plus around one hour in a mock interview with you. Every interview is personalized and unique.
  • It is extremely well evaluated by those who bought it. 100% of the mock interview clients evaluate the mock interview as 5/5.
  • Thorough feedback is provided regarding your performance.
  • Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Would you like to know more about our mock interview service? Access:

Mock Interview

UN Internships Packages

In addition to being able to purchase the ebook or each of the guiding services individually, you can also buy different preparatory packages for the UN Internships selection process. OpenIGO offers four types of packages: the UN Internships – Full Package, UN Internships – Initial Package, UN Internships – Interview Package and the UN Internships – Essential Package. 

UN Internships – Full Package

This package includes the “UN Internships: The Complete Guide ebook plus the application review service and mock interview. It is our most comprehensive package. On purchase, you save close to USD 15.00!

This package is aimed at those who want to qualify for all the different phases of the UN Internships selection process. Taking part in our mock interview will really help you prepare for the United Nations interview and also for several others that follow the same format. We assure you that it will be extremely worthwhile, even if you do not reach the face-to-face interview stage of this selection process.

UN Internships – Full Package

UN Internships – Initial Package

This package includes the “UN Internships: The Complete Guide ebook plus the application review service.

This package is aimed at all candidates who would like to significantly enhance their application. The book plus application review combination contributes enormously so that you can prepare your documents (CV/Resume and Cover Letter) in the best possible way.

Do not forget that some qualified candidates don’t pass the first screening round due to a lack of attention to details! We can help you with that!

UN Internships – Initial Package

UN Internships – Interview Package

This package includes “UN Internships: The Complete Guide ebook plus a mock interview.

This package is aimed at those who have moved on to the third round of the selection process, which is the competency-based interview.

If you have reached this stage of this competitive selection process, this investment is essential and is very small, compared with the benefits it provides. If you have already purchased the “UN Internships: The Complete Guide” ebook and would like to acquire the Mock Interview, you do not need to purchase this package (the Mock Interview service is also sold separately). HOWEVER, if you have not purchased the eBook, we strongly recommend that you buy this package since the eBook’s content will help you perform better in both our Mock and your final interview with UN recruiters! 

95% of those who purchased our mock interview service evaluated it with the highest grades possible (5/5 and 4/5) and 100% of them would recommend our UN Internship services to their friends.

UN Internships – Interview Package

UN Internships – Essential Package

This package includes the Application Review service plus the Mock interview.

This package is the best option to increase your chances of success in the next phases of the UN Internship Selection Processes! In addition, it’s the perfect opportunity to save some money by acquiring the Application Review + the Mock Interview with a special discount!

If you have reached this stage of this competitive selection process, this investment is essential and is very small, compared with the benefits it provides.

95% of those who purchased our mock interview and application review services evaluated it with the highest grades possible (5/5 and 4/5) and 100% of them would recommend our UN Internship services to their friends.

UN Internships – Essential Package

Service Review

We have MANY clients from all over the world. Our satisfaction rate is really high!  96% of our clients would recommend our products and services to those who are interested in a career at the UN System.

Take a look at the results of a survey we carried out with our clients in 2018:

How would you rate our application review service? 1 (Poor) to 5 (Excellent)

81% – Excellent (5)          13% – Good (4)                          6% – Average(3)

Would you recommend OpenIGO products and services to a friend applying for the UN System?

Yes – 96%                       No – 4%

How would you rate our mock interview? 1(poor) to 5 (Excellent)

87% – Excellent (5)           13% – Good (4)

We have received a wide range of testimonials about our services. We have provided some of these below:

“The World Bank YPP selection process is arduous, emotional and long! So, do yourself a service and invest in the wonderful services provided by OpenIGO. Their ebook is extremely informative and a very easy read. Using it, I was able to put forth a strong application and made it all the way through to the interview in this very competitive selection process. The book helps you to familiarise yourself with the WBG, and guides you to be able to write the strongest essay, CV and dissertation abstracts possible, given its chapters dedicated to them. Having made it so far with their help, I signed on to the mock interview service, and likewise, was not disappointed! Getting stuck on the first question the interviewers asked me helped me to realise that I had not focused enough on the basics, and with this knowledge, I prepped more efficiently for the final few days before and I passed! Thanks to OpenIGO. To all those who will embark on this journey, invest well!”

“Great service! The mock interview and book significantly improved my performance at the interview”

“Very happy I heard about OpenIGO during my application proces, even though it was only once I started preparing for the interview/assessment stage. I doubted at first because of the cost, but I’m extremely happy I made the investment, because both the ebook and mock interview proved very useful. The mock interview was with two people who took almost 1,5 hours AND they came prepared, which is much more than the 40 mins I expected. Thanks a lot!”

“The mock interview was really useful. Particularly John Tude gave many advice which really help me to be more confident”.

“Definitely worth it. As someone who went in without a clear idea of what would be expected, the ebook and mock interview were incredibly informative. I particularly appreciated the feedback at the end”.

“The application review service was essential for me to go on to the next rounds and be interviewed by the YPP team.  It’s true I was not selected this time, but OpenIGO really helped me reach where I did in this competitive selection. Thank you to the OpenIGO team.”

Our services are accredited and known in many regions of the globe! Take a look at the different countries that are part of our network and that have already purchased our services and products.


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UN Internships Website

We have created the most comprehensive website on jobs and careers with the United Nations! 

A wide range of information is available on this website. The first step for anyone who would like to apply for an internship with the United Nations is having a solid knowledge of the selection process’ characteristics. 

Candidates need to know about the different selection process phases; make sure that they meet the minimum application requirements; as well as the features of the assignment which will be offered to them. Get to know more about it at:

UN Internship Overview

We hope that our website will be of great assistance during your UN selection process and that you will soon become an international civil servant who is committed to a better world for everyone!

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