Internship/Traineeship – Multilateral Diplomacy Programme
Organizational Unit: Multilateral Diplomacy Programme

Duration of contract: 4 to 6 months

Deadline for applications: 1 July 2016

Start date: 5 September 2016

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

The Multilateral Diplomacy Programme (MDP) of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) maintains an internship/traineeship programme for students/recent graduates interested in gaining professional experience in a multicultural environment and enhancing their understanding of the United Nations system.
MDP welcomes qualified candidates interested to work for a period of four to six months, on an unpaid basis, at UNITAR headquarters in Geneva. They will receive a monthly lump-sum to cover transportation.

Learning Objectives
After the assignment the intern/trainee should be able to:

Translate strategic vision into actionable objectives;
Work independently and take initiative;
Have developed a professional rapport with UNITAR staff;
Be familiar with UNITAR’s branding guidelines;
Ameliorate, adapt and design UNITAR’s external products in a professional way;
Have enhanced their creativity and innovation skills;
Propose ways to further UNITAR’s mission in terms of designing;
Work in a multicultural environment.

Eligibility Criteria:
Candidates should, as a minimum, either be enrolled in or hold a university-level qualification (Bachelor’s degree, licence or other) either in graphic or instructional design digital media, journalism, international relations, history, political science, languages or a related subject.

Please note that the status of intern is granted to candidates still enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate programme, while candidates having completed their education are considered as trainees.

Candidates should also have: demonstrated interest in instructional and graphic design, distance learning methodologies; be creative and professional; demonstrate administrative and organizational skills to assist in the designing of external products; computer skills (to deal with InDesign, Photoshop, internet search, advertisement through social media, etc.) and a high level of individual responsibility, commitment and initiative.

Dates and Duration
Start date: 5 September 2016

Duration: four to six months. The internship/traineeship programme is normally on a full-time basis and interns/trainees are expected to work five days a week. Requests for part-time arrangements are possible, and should be agreed before the start of the internship/traineeship.

Excellent knowledge in both oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French or other working UN languages is an advantage.

How to Apply
Please send your CV and motivation letter to with the following subject line: “UNITAR’s Multilateral Diplomacy Programme: Internship/Traineeship –Training opportunity”. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

For more details visit

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.