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Deadline: Ongoing

Are you a recent graduate or enrolled in a graduate program? Are you interested in making a difference in environmental research and policy? Do you have a commitment towards addressing issues of international importance related to water, environment and health? If so, then the UNU-INWEH Internship Programme could be for you!

UNU-INWEH provides interns a chance to work in an international environment and experience first-hand the operations of the United Nations. In this volunteer program, interns interact with staff members and contribute towards UN water research and training projects conducted in developing countries.


  • Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in an area relevant to UNU-INWEH’s field of work;
  • Excellent spoken and written English; knowledge of other UN languages is an asset;
  • Ability to use office-related software (Microsoft Office) and hardware (PC);
  • Awareness and ability to adapt to a multicultural environment and a commitment to international public service are essential. Applicants should demonstrate good communication skills and show initiative and flexibility;
  • The duration of an internship is a minimum of three months (full-time);
  • Proof of insurance coverage for the entire period of the internship.

Application Process

To apply to the UNU-INWEH Internship Programme, complete the following steps:

  • A Completed Application Form: Download (or (PDF);
  • A Cover Letter that Includes:

A brief statement of purpose.

Why you think an internship would be a valuable opportunity.

Any specific skills/experience that relate to one of our programmes/projects.

The letter should be written in English (1 page max.).

The letter should be addressed to the UNU-INWEH Internship Coordinator.

  • A Copy of Your University Transcript: Undergraduate or Graduate transcript. Unofficial is acceptable.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation:

Signed scanned copies sent by your two referees directly to:intern.at.inweh@unu.edu
(Subject Line: “REFERENCE LETTER = INTERNSHIP = Candidate’s Last Name and First Name”)

Signed letters can also be sent by fax to +1 905 667 5510
(Cover Page Subject Line: “INTERNSHIP APPLICATION, Candidate’s Last Name and First Name”)

  • For Non-Native English Speakers, a Copy of Your English Language Certification (E.g., TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC); not required if the applicant has completed undergraduate and/or graduate studies with English as the medium of instruction. See FAQs Section 2 for further information on language certification.
  • Send application to the UNU-INWEH Internship Coordinator via:

Email: intern.at.inweh@unu.edu – (Subject Line: “INTERNSHIP APPLICATION, Your Last Name, and Your First Name”)

Fax: +1 905 667 5510 – (Cover Page Subject Line: “INTERNSHIP APPLICATION, Your Last Name, And Your First Name”)

Source: Opportunity Desk

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