Internship Opportunity in Education Sector from UNESCO Organization

Internship Opportunity in Education Sector from UNESCO Organization



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31 Jul 2020
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UNESCO announces an internship in education sector for 1 to 6 months. Education transforms lives and is at the heart of UNESCO’s mission to build peace, eradicate poverty and drive sustainable development. UNESCO believes that education is a human right for all throughout life and that access must be matched by quality. The organization is the only United Nations agency with a mandate to cover all aspects of education. It has been entrusted to lead the global education 2030 agenda through sustainable development goal 4. The road map to achieve this is the education 2030 Framework for Action (FFA). UNESCO provides global and regional leadership in education, strengthens education systems worldwide and responds to contemporary global challenges through education with gender equality an underlying principle. Its work encompasses educational development from pre-school to higher education and beyond. Themes include global citizenship and sustainable development, human rights and gender equality, health and HIV and AIDS, as well as technical and vocational skills development. The intern will have the opportunity to learn and support the over-all work of the sector / program’s mission and will be selected according to their specialization and needs of the sector. Activities will vary depending on the requirements of the assignments. The intern will be based in UNESCO field offices all around the world.


Applicants to UNESCO internships must meet the following academic requirements at the time of application as interns are selected on a competitive basis:

  1. Accountability and communication skills.
  2. Innovation and knowledge sharing and continuous improvement skills.
  3. Planning and organizing skills.
  4. Teamwork skill.
  5. Completed university studies ( bachelor's degree or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment.
  6. Enrolled in a graduate program (second university degree or master's degree or equivalent, or higher), at the time of application or have graduated with a university degree (first or second degree as defined above), and must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
  7. Undertook studies in areas related to UNESCO’s fields of competence (Education, Culture, Sciences, Communication, Social Sciences) or in other areas which support UNESCO’s work such as Law, Human Resources, Management Studies, International Relations etc.
  8. Have a good track record, demonstrated by recent certificates or official records from their university institution.
  9. Be at least 20 years old.
  10. An excellent command in both written and spoken skills of English or French. A working knowledge of the other language (English or French) is an asset, and may be required for internships in secretarial and assistantship assignments at the headquarters.
  11. An excellent knowledge of computer systems and office-related software.
  12. The ability to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.
  13. Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  14. Proof of health insurance coverage from a valid major global medical insurance company for the duration of the internship.
  15. Provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship.
  16. For detailed information, click here.


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris, founded in 1945. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations charter. UNESCO pursues its objectives through five major programs: education, natural sciences, social/human sciences, culture and communication/information. 

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