The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts. Visit the United Nations Human Resources Employment Scams page for more information on various schemes and scams.

United Nations Careers

For information on employment opportunities with the United Nations, please visit the United Nations Careers. As well, be sure to visit the UN Careers social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

National Competitive Recruitment Examination

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. Information about this exam including the list of countries participating in this year’s NCRE is available at http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/examin/exam.htm.

Employment Opportunities in United Nations Affiliated Organizations

For information on employment opportunities in over 40 UN-affiliated agencies, funds and programmes, please visit the UN Affiliates Employment Information page. On that page you will find links to recruitment and human resources offices for over 40 UN-affiliated agencies, funds and programmes including United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme

The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme provides young professionals pursuing a career in development with hands-on experience in multi-lateral technical co-operation. Please visit the JPO Service Centre site for more information.

United Nations Volunteers

Close to 8,500 qualified, experienced and committed women and men of 170 nationalities serve each year as United Nations volunteers in over 140 countries, working in key areas such as poverty reduction, crisis recovery, elections support, governance and HIV/AIDS. Visit the United Nations Volunteer site to learn how to become a United Nations volunteer.

Internships at United Nations Headquarters (New York)

Graduate students who are interested in doing an internship at the UNITED NATIONS Headquarters in New York must submit an official UNITED NATIONS Internship Application Form (P.135) in English or in French, an up-to-date CV and an essay (15-250 words) stating the reason why they are seeking an internship with the UN HQ Secretariat. Applications are to be submitted no earlier than 12 months and no later than 4 months before the start of the desired internship period preferably by e-mail OHRM_interna@un.org or by fax (212) 963-3683 (addressed to the Internship Coordinator); or by mail to:

Internship Coordinator
Room S-2590D,
United Nations,New York,
N.Y. 10017

For information about the overall format of the programme, eligibility criteria and conditions of Internships at Headquarters, visit the UN Human Resources page at http://myun.un.org/elearn/production/home.html.

Internships at UNIC Pretoria

For information on the Internship programme at UNIC Pretoria, visit the Internship page.

Internships in the United Nations System

Visit the Youth at the United Nations site for more information on internships available throughout the United Nations Systems and other international organizations.