United Nations Organizations that Offer Paid Internships Opportunities

United Nations Organizations that Offer Paid Internships Opportunities

As the new school year begins, many students will begin their internship search! Consider interning in the UN system if you are a student who is interested in international relations, diplomacy, and development.

There are several United Nations agencies, funds, and programs that pay interns (not all roles, so read the internship listings carefully)!


Here are a select group of international organizations (IGOs) that tend to offer paid internships:


➡️ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): Stipend up to USD 700/month.

➡️ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): Stipend.

➡️ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): Monthly allowance, and housing and travel allowance.

➡️ International Labour Organizaiton (ILO): Stipend to cover basic subsistence costs.

➡️ International Organization for Migration (IOM): Subsistence allowance.

➡️ United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS): Monthly stipend.

➡️ World Food Programme (WFP): Stipend up to USD 1,000/month.

➡️ World Trade Organization (WTO): Daily allowance of 60 CHF/day.

➡️ United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): Stipend.

United Nations Organizations


  1. Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships to work at AfDB (Abidjan), ECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva), with a stipend of $100,000
  2. Global Leadership Challenge 2022: Apply Now (Fully-funded)
  3. Halcyon Fellowship applications are Open (Fully-funded)

Source: Gagan Vaseer

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