Internship Opportunity in Culture Sector from UNESCO

Internship Opportunity in Culture Sector from UNESCO



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31 Jul 2020
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UNESCO announces an internship opportunity in culture sector for 1 to 6 months. 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. UNESCO is convinced that no development can be sustainable without a strong culture component. Indeed, only a human-centered approach to development based on mutual respect and open dialogue among cultures can lead to lasting, inclusive and equitable results. Yet until recently, culture has been missing from the development equation so to ensure that culture takes it rightful place in development strategies and processes, UNESCO has adopted a three-pronged approach. It spearheads worldwide advocacy for culture and development, while engaging with the international community to set clear policies and legal frameworks and working on the ground to support governments and local stakeholders to safeguard heritage, strengthen creative industries and encourage cultural pluralism.


You must have:

  1. Accountability and communication skills.
  2. Innovation and knowledge sharing and continuous improvement skills.
  3. Planning and organizing skills.
  4. Teamwork skills.
  5. Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants to UNESCO internships must at the time of application meet the following academic requirements:
  • Completed university studies (bachelor's degree or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment.
  • 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.
  • Be at least 20 years old to apply.
  • Have an excellent command, 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.
  • You must have an excellent knowledge of computer systems and office-related software.
  • You should be able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.
  • You should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • You must have proof of health insurance coverage from a valid major global medical insurance company for the duration of the internship.
  • You must provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship.
  • For detailed information, please 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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