The United Nations Food and Agriculture Program (FAO) spearheads global initiatives aimed at eradicating hunger and attaining food security for everyone, ensuring that individuals can consistently access an ample supply of nutritious food, enabling them to lead vibrant and healthy lives.
By participating in the FAO internship program, interns will actively contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and FAO’s Strategic Framework. This commitment is aligned with the 2030 Agenda, with a focus on enhancing agri-food systems to be more efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable. This transformation aims to promote improved production, better nutrition, a healthier environment, and an enhanced quality of life, with a firm commitment to leaving no one behind.
- Host: United Nations
- Category: Internships
- Eligible Countries: All COuntries
- Reward: Full Sponsorship
- No IELTS Required
- Deadline: December 31, 2023.
The Internship Programme aims to attract talented young women and men who are strongly motivated to share their new perspectives, innovative ideas, and latest academic experience in FAO’s domains. The Programme provides a learning opportunity to the participants to supplement their academic knowledge with a practical work assignment in a field related to the work of FAO.
To be considered for the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations Program, you must:
- Enrolled in an undergraduate, or graduate degree programme in a “bona fide” educational institution at the time of application or recent graduate. Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/.
• Candidates must specialize in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.
• Working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish). Knowledge of a second FAO language will be considered an asset.
• Be nationals of FAO Members.
• Candidates should be aged between 21 and 30.
• Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment and have good communication skills. .
Duration and Reward
- The Programme provides a monthly stipend and other allowances to interns if they are not sponsored by sending universities or other entities.
Method of Application
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills.
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation, the evidence of attendance in a recognized university or copy of academic qualifications to the online profile.
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application. Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered.
• Incomplete applications will not be considered.
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile.
• Personal information provided in your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application.
• Candidates who are not selected before the closing date and wish to be continuously considered for an assignment are requested to re-apply to the new Calls.
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.