Employment opportunities and internships in the UN system


Employment opportunities in the UN system

Following information is available on the UN homepage at

  • general information on employment at the United Nations Secretariat
  • current vacancies at the United Nations Secretariat

For information on employment opportunities at the UN-affiliated agencies, funds and programmes including UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO, WHO and others, please visit the following webpage containing links to recruitment and human resources offices of over 40 of these organizations:

"National Competitive Recruitment Examination"

The United Nations is seeking highly qualified nationals of certain countries for employment in order to achieve greater geographical balance of its professional staff. The National Competitive Recruitment Examination is held every year. The list of countries participating in this year's NCRE is available at

Vacancies and internships at RUNIC Brussels

There are no vacancies at the moment.

UNRIC Brussels is looking for qualified interns for a period of three to six months. Applicants should have a good academic background in communications, journalism, international relations, marketing or political science. Candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills in one of the two UNRIC working languages - English or French. Knowledge of other languages of the Western European region is desirable.

Interns will work for one of the Regional desks at UNRIC. The application should therefore clearly indicate for which desk the intern is applying: Benelux/EU, France, Greece, Italy, Nordic countries, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom & Ireland.

UNRIC does not provide financial support for interns. All successful applicants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel to Brussels, lodging and living expenses during the internship period.

Applications for internship at UNRIC Brussels should be sent to:
UNRIC Brussels, rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, Attention: Internships, or via e-mail to

Internships with the United Nations and affiliated organizations

For contact information for internship programmes please select the location of the organization of the UN system you are interested in.


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