United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Internships

Location: New York, the United States.
Compensation: possible monthly stipend if not otherwise sponsored by other institutions.
Duration: up to 6 months with the possibility of extension.
Application Deadline: depends on the vacancy.

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has existed since 2005. It emerged out of Kofi Annan’s initiative and with the support of governments of Spain and Turkey. Based in New York, the Alliance is a global network of states, international organizations, civil society groups as well as the private sector. The main areas of focus are Education, Youth, Migration, Media, all chosen in order to reduce tensions that exist among cultures and to bring cooperation between communities. As its core vision, UNAOC seeks to promote culturally sensitive development policies.

The UNAOC occasionally shares internship opportunities on its job portal.

The requirements depend on the type of internship advertised, however, it is expected from candidates to:

  • hold an undergraduate or graduate diploma, obtained within three years before the start of the internship and
  • be fluent in English and another UN working language

In the past, UNAOC has offered internships in the field of Communication, Community Engagement, and Education.

In general, interns may be eligible to obtain a monthly stipend, provided that they are not sponsored by any other institutions. Nevertheless, interns are responsible for their own visa, travel, and accommodation arrangements.

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