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The UN Immersion Programme Is Open for Applications!

Applications are now open for the UN Immersion Programme, a 5-day field visit to Geneva organized by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in May 2023. Scholarships are available.

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Get direct access to the UN with this unique training programme, including opportunities to network and gain insights into UN career paths.

The United Nations Immersion Programme includes expert lecturers, training workshops, conferences and guided tours through UN premises. In dedicated career development sessions, learn how to optimize your CV, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile from professionals.

The field visit includes activities with the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other Geneva-based institutions.

The programme runs from 24 April – 26 May 2023. A maximum of 30 participants are accepted per edition. All individuals are welcome to register, and spots will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

UNITAR will offer scholarship opportunities for a limited number of participants to attend the training free of charge. For enquiries related to scholarships and criteria required, kindly send an email to: Multilateralism@unitar.org


In the event there are any COVID-19-related travel restrictions preventing registered participants from travelling to Switzerland at the time of the programme, there will be an opportunity for those affected to attend a parallel online training programme, free of charge.

In addition, their slots for the field visit to Geneva will be automatically transferred to a future session of the UN Immersion Programme in 2023 or later, at no additional cost to the participants.


For more information on costs, dates, application procedures, and to see a video of previous editions, please visit the official website.