UN Agencies Offering Financial Support to Interns
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Source: http://www.un.org/en/aboutun/structure/pdfs/UN_System_Chart_30June2015.pdf
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TypeAcronymsAgency
Linked to their internship page
HeadquartersReumeration offered?AmountDiscounts OfferedPlease specifiy Health Insurance Provided?Notes
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Departments and Offices of the UNICJInternational Court of JusticeThe Hague, NetherlandsNo
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Economic and Social CouncilECEEconomic Commission for EuropeGeneva, SwitzerlandNo
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Economic and Social CouncilUNAIDSJoint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDSGeneva, SwitzerlandNo
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Economic and Social CouncilUNRISDUnited Nations Research Institute For Social DevelopmentGeneva, SwitzerlandNo
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Economic and Social CouncilCCPCJCommission on Crime Prevention and Criminal JusticeVienna,
Austria
No
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Economic and Social CouncilCNDCommission on Narcotic DrugsVienna,
Austria
No
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Economic and Social CouncilCommission on Population and DevelopmentNo
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Economic and Social CouncilCommission on Science and Technology for DevelopmentNo
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Economic and Social CouncilCommission on Status of WomenNo
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Economic and Social CouncilCommission on United Nations Forum on ForestsNo
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Economic and Social CouncilCommittee for Development Policy No
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Economic and Social CouncilCommittee of Experts on Public AdministrationNo
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Economic and Social CouncilCommittee on Non-Governmental OrganizationsNo
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Economic and Social CouncilCommssion on StatisticsNo
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Economic and Social CouncilESCAPEconomic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok,
Thailand
No
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Economic and Social CouncilESCWAEconomic and Social Commission for Western AsiaBeirut,
Lebanon
No
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Economic and Social CouncilECAEconomic Commission for Africa
Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia
No
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Economic and Social CouncilECLACEconomic Commission for Latin America and the CaribbeanSantiago,
Chile
No
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Economic and Social CouncilPermanent Forum on Indigenous IssuesNew York,
USA
No
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Economic and Social CouncilSocial DevelopmentNo
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Economic and Social CouncilUNGEGNUnited Nations Group of Experts on Geographical NamesNew York,
USA
No
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Economic and Social CouncilUNICRIUnited Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research InstituteTurin,
Italy
No
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General Assembly OrganisationITCInternational Trade Centre (UN/WTO)Geneva, SwitzerlandNo
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General Assembly OrganisationUNHCROffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesGeneva, SwitzerlandYes10% of the local DSA rate.
Estimated 900CHF per month in Geneva
NoNoNew policy started June 2018.
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General Assembly OrganisationUNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and DevelopmentGeneva, SwitzerlandNo
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General Assembly OrganisationUNITARUnited Nations Institute for Training and ResearchGeneva, SwitzerlandNo700CHF Monthy lump-sum to cover transportation costsNoJan 2018 saw the raise of the monthly lump-sum from 300CHF to 700CHF per month.
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General Assembly OrganisationUNDPUnited Nations Development ProgrammeNew York, USANo
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General Assembly OrganisationUNEPUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeNairobi, KenyaNo
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General Assembly OrganisationUNOPSUnited Nations Office for Project ServicesCopenhagen, DenmarkYesNo less than 10% nor more of 15% of reduced DSA per dayNoOnly if intern is not national or resident
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General Assembly OrganisationUNRWAUnited Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near EastAmman, JordanNo
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General Assembly OrganisationUNUUnited Nations UniversityTokyo, JapanNo
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General Assembly OrganisationWFPWorld Food Programme (UN/FAO)Rome, ItalyYes1000USD per monthWork-related death or illness injury only10% DSA for the duty station, not to exceed 700USD/month
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General Assembly OrganisationUNCDFUnited Nations Captial Development FundNo
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General Assembly OrganisationUNICEFUnited Nations Children's FundNew York, USASomeNo"Subject to availability of funding"
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General Assembly OrganisationUN-WomenUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of WomenNo
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General Assembly OrganisationUN-HABITATUnited Nations Human Settlements ProgrammeNo
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General Assembly OrganisationUNIDIRUnited Nations Institute for Disarmament ResearchNo
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General Assembly OrganisationUNFPAUnited Nations Population FundNo
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General Assembly OrganisationUNSSCUnited Nations System Staff CollegeYes450Euros per monthNo
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General Assembly OrganisationUNVUnited Nations VolunteersYesNo
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Related OrganizationsICCInternational Criminal CourtNo
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Related OrganizationsISAInternational Seabed AuthorityNo
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Related OrganizationsITLOSInternational Tribunal for the Law of the SeaNo
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Related OrganizationsOPCWOrganisation for the Prohibition of Chemical WeaponsYes450 euros per monthNo"Payment is subject to monthly certification of service by the intern's supervisor"
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Related OrganizationsWTOWorld Trade OrganizationGeneva, SwitzerlandYes60 CHF a dayNoDaily stipend, covering weekends and public holidays but not covering leave days
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Related OrganizationsIOMInternational Organization for MigrationsGeneva, SwitzerlandYesFrom CHF650 to CHF 1800 per month at HQNoThe stipend varies depending on the educational level and origin of the applicant.
A considerable amount of internships are offered without remuneration to applicants who claim to receive funding from sponsoring institution. However, this is usually not verified by the organization.
http://wp.unil.ch/heccareercenter/files/2014/05/Internships-at-IOM.pdf
https://www.iom.int/finance-and-budget-internships-geneva
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Related OrganizationsCTBTOPreparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty OrganizationSomeNoFor interns who do not receive financial support from an institution, university or other source, a stipend may be provided to assist with basic subsistence costs during the internship period.
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SecretariatOHCHROffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsGeneva, SwitzerlandNo
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SecretariatUNOGUnited Nations Office at GenevaGeneva, SwitzerlandNoYes10% off select meals in the cafeteria.The discount equals around 1CHF.
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SecretariatUNIDIRUnited Nations Institute for Disarmament ResearchGeneva, SwitzerlandNoYesLump sum for transportation
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SecretariatOCHAOffice for the Coordination of Humanitarian AffairsNew York, USANo
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SecretariatOLAOffice of Legal AffairsNew York, USANo
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SecretariatDGACMDepartment for General Assembly and Conference ManagementNo
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SecretariatDESADepartment of Economic and Social AffairsNo
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SecretariatDFSDepartment of Field SupportNo
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SecretariatDMDepartment of ManagementNo
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SecretariatDPKODepartment of Peacekeeping OperationsNo
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SecretariatDPIDepartment of Public InformationNo
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SecretariatDSSDepartment of Safety and SecurityNo
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SecretariatEOSGExecutive Office of the Secretary-GeneralNo
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SecretariatOIOSOffice of Internal Oversight ServicesNo
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SecretariatUNOVUnited Nations Office at ViennaVienna, AustriaNo
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SecretariatUN-OHRLLSOffice of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing StatesNo
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SecretariatOSSAOffice of the Speical Adviser on AfricaNew York,
USA
No
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SecretariatSRSG/CAACOffice of the Speical Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed ConflictNo
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SecretariatSRSG/SVCOffice of the Speical Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in ConflictNew York,
USA
No
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SecretariatPBSOPeacebuilding Support OfficeNew York,
USA
No
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SecretariatUNONUnited Nations Office at NairobiNairobi,
Kenya
No
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SecretariatUNODAUnited Nations Office for Disarmament AffairsNew York,
USA
No
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SecretariatUNISDRUnited Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Geneva,
Switzerland
No
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SecretariatUNOPUnited Nations Office for PartnershipsNew York,
USA
No
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Specialised organisations and agenciesUPUUniversal Postal UnionBern, SwitzerlandYes1000 CHF for interns from Bern,
1500 CHF for interns from other Cantons
2000 CHF for interns from abroad
Yes, professional accident insurance
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Specialised organisations and agenciesILOInternational Labour OrganizationGeneva, SwitzerlandYes2200 CHFNo, but provides additional 45 CHF/month to cover costs2245 CHF (2200+45)
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Specialised organisations and agenciesITUInternational Telecommunication UnionGeneva, SwitzerlandNo
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Specialised organisations and agenciesWHOWorld Health OrganizationGeneva, SwitzerlandNoYes24 May 2018 - WHO resolution passed to offer financial assistance to interns.
17 May 2018 - WHO offers health insurance for all interns effectively immediately.
August 2015 WHO Intern Alumni developed scholarships for low-middle income countries students.
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Specialised organisations and agenciesWIPOWorld Intellectual Property OrganizationGeneva, SwitzerlandYes500 CHF (if bachelor's ) / 2000 CHF (if masters or phd) No
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Specialised organisations and agenciesWMOWorld Meteorological OrganizationGeneva, SwitzerlandNo
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Specialised organisations and agenciesFAOFood and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRome, ItalyYes10% DSA of the duty station, max 700 USD per monthProgramme Under ReviewIf interns receives external funding, the organization pays the difference
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Specialised organisations and agenciesIAEAInternational Atomic Energy AgencyVienna,
Austria
Yes1000 EUR500euros if no other source of financial support. Additional 500 euros if intern pays for accommodation. Depending, pays for travel from home to duty stationIf no appropriate medical insurance, IAEA will provide. Accident insurance is provided for events at work.Has agreements with universities
Interns have to indicate during the application process whether they need financing - risk of bias in selection
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Specialised organisations and agenciesICAOInternational Civil Aviation OrganizationMontreal, CanadaNo
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Specialised organisations and agenciesIFADInternational Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentRome, ItalyYesHQ: 6.5% of January DSA
Field: 10% of January DSA
NoIf interns receives external funding, the organization pays the difference
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Specialised organisations and agenciesIMOInternational Maritime OrganizationLondon, United KingdomNo
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Specialised organisations and agenciesUNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationParis, FranceNoNo, upon request will provide limited coverage for accidents at work
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Specialised organisations and agenciesUNODCUnited Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeVienna,
Austria
No
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Specialised organisations and agenciesWBGWorld Bank GroupWashington D.C.
USA
YesOffers salary.
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Specialised organisations and agenciesUNIDOUnited Nations Industrial Development OrganizationVienna,
Austria
No
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Specialised organisations and agenciesUNWTOWorld Tourism OrganizationMadrid,
Spain
No
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Specialised organisations and agenciesIMFInternational Monetary FundWashington D.C.
USA
YesOffers salary.
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