The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of a culture of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information with its 193 Member States and seven Associate Members.
UNESCO Headquarter is located in Paris, France. The organization has some 53 Field Offices worldwide and also includes 11 specialized Centres and Institutes disseminated around the world.
How to apply to UNESCO?
Posts in the Organization are mainly filled by individuals in occupations linked to the Organization’s main activities – culture, education, science and communication. There are also opportunities for employment in other occupational fields such as administration, finance, human resources and information technology.
All vacant posts are advertised on the UNESCO web site (www.unesco.org/employment). Candidates are invited to regularly check the vacancies on the UNESCO Homepage and to apply on-line to posts corresponding to their profiles and qualifications (candidates should avoid sending general applications).
Other Hiring Programmes
Apart from the regular competititive recruitment channels (advertised posts on internet site), UNESCO offers other employment opportunities / programmes:
Regular Internship Programme: offers to selected graduate and postgraduate students in a field related to the work of UNESCO the opportunity to enhance their academic knowledge through practical work assignments. The standard duration shall be four months, with a minimum duration required of one month, on a full-time basis. The total duration may be extended up to a maximum of six months during the biennium
Detailed information on www.unesco.org/employment/internships
Special Internship Programme: UNESCO, in partnership with various academic and/or governmental institutions, offers to young people with a high-level educational background the opportunity to have exposure to international organizations environment and to enhance their career potential in the international civil service.