The United Nations offers young and perspective students a wide range of internship opportunities. Although most internships are unpaid, the World Bank pays an hourly salary to all Interns for the actual hours worked.


Main goals of the internships offered are:
- provide Interns with an opportunity to gain practical work experience related to their academic program or future employment
- to build practical skills and augment research capacity in respective fields;
- develop experience working in an international organization;
- gain exposure to the international development effort;
- deepen the understanding of Ukraine`s development priorities and challenges.
- enable the UN Departments to benefit from the work undertaken by Interns


Internships are offered by the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

General requirements for the candidate include:
- Ukrainian citizenship;
- Enrollment in a degree programme in a graduate school at the time of application and during the internship; or have completed at least three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree, if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages;
- Proficiency in English, knowledge of Ukrainian and Russian;
- Prior relevant work experience;
- Specialize in a relevant field;
- Computer literacy in standard office applications;
- Excellent interactive and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural environment;
- Ability to work fairly, independently and demonstrate initiative and flexibility to effectively benefit from the internship;
- The internships are also open to non-Ukrainian citizens; however, fluency in Russian and/or Ukrainian is a must.

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