skip to Main Content

Intern at The United Nations Foundation (UNF)


The United Nations Foundation (UNF) offers unpaid semester-long full and part-time internships during the fall (roughly September -December), spring (roughly January-April), and summer terms (roughly May-August). UNF interns participate in a variety of activities and perform a number of tasks in support of the department for which they work. The number and nature of internships depends on the needs of the various departments.

The Objectives of the Internship Program

  • To expose students to the work of the UN and to encourage them to consider careers in the UN or UN related causes;
  • To provide a framework by which individuals from diverse academic backgrounds      can utilize their theoretical knowledge in practical work assignments; and
  • To aid the UNF/BWF in achieving its mission.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or must be a recent graduate (within 8 months of graduation) of a college or university with a demonstrated interest in the UN and international development.

Application Procedures
Applicants are encouraged to visit this the Foundation’s internship page regularly as openings are posted in the weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. The United Nations Foundation accepts internship applications for posted positions only. Applicants must submit a current resume and cover letter online. Only those applications submitted online will be considered.

Back To Top
Intern Housing Washington DC