Internship Opportunity in Education Sector from UNESCO Organization


Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 31-JUL-2020

Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, ProfessionalismABOUT THE SECTOR

Education transforms lives

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 roadmap 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.fred’S

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.

UNESCO leads the coordination and monitoring of the Global Education 2030 Agenda through Sustainable Development Goal 4 and using the Education 2030 Framework for Action as a roadmap.OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

  • The Intern will have the opportunity to learn and support the over-all work of the sector / programme’s mission.
  • The intern will be selected according to their specialization and needs of the sector.
  • Activities will vary depending on the requirements of the assignments.
  • Specific Terms of Reference and learning objectives will form part of the contract.
  • The intern will be based in UNESCO field offices all around the world.
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COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)Accountability (C)Communication (C)Innovation (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)Long Description

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency FrameworkREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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 programme (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 within one-year of graduation;
  • 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.
  • Have a good track record, demonstrated by recent certificates or official records from their university institution.

Long Description

  • Age: You must be at least 20 years old to apply.
  • Languages: You should have an excellent command, both written and spoken, 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.
  • Computer skills: You must have an excellent knowledge of computer systems and office-related software.
  • Team player: You should be able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.
  • Communication skills: You should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage from a valid major global medical insurance company for the duration of the internship.
  • Provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship.
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  • You are allowed to submit only one application.
  • The duration of an internship generally ranges between 2 and 6 months.
  • Even if you are eligible, there is no guarantee of placement. We receive more applications from qualified candidates than we can place.
  • Your application will be accessed by UNESCO managers around the world and will stay in our database for a period of six months.
  • We do not respond to each and every candidate. If selected, you will be directly contacted by the manager. If you do not receive any update within six months, it means that your application has not been successful.


UNESCO does not remunerate interns. There is no compensation, financial or otherwise for internship assignments.

Note: You are allowed to submit only one application and your application will be accessed by UNESCO managers around the world and will stay in the database for a period of six months.

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