United Nations is offering a paid internship opportunity for the young, strongly motivated and talented candidates who are willing to put their effort into innovative ideas in different domains of FAO. The FAO internship assignment shall be for an initial period of three months can lead up to 11 months.

Students pursuing whether undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degrees in different fields are welcomed to contribute by their knowledge and gain practical experience in their field of interest. Moreover, selected candidates would get the supervision of professionals of UN Sustainable Development Goals and FAO relevant to their fields.

In order to grow the economy worldwide, FAO is making enough efforts to provide equitable nutrition resources and improving areas of fisheries, forestry, and agriculture.

FAO Paid Internship 2020-21


Host Organization

  • Food and Agricultural Organization, United Nations

Internship Department

  • FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa (RNE)

Intern Duty Station

  • RNE Sub-regional and Country Offices

Internship Position

  • Relevant to the field of interest.

Intern Stipend

  • FAO will also monthly stipend to those interns who are sponsored or paid by their universities or organizations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate should be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate degree program at the time of application, or recent graduates in one of the educational institutes mentioned in the list of IAU/UNESCO database.
  • Should familiar with the vision and missions of FAO.
  • Must be able to speak any one of the languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish).
  • Command on two or more languages would be an asset. FAO language official examinations/ UN-accredited language certificates would be accepted at the time of application.
  • Candidate must be a national of FAO Member Nations.
  • Age limit: 21-30 years.
  • Candidates must possess good communication skills and multi-cultural knowledge.
  • Candidates are not eligible if there near kin is employed in FAO.
  • Before the beginning of the internship, the candidate must hold appropriate immigration or residence status in the proposed duty station.

Last Date to Apply

The last date to apply for the RNE Internship Program is 31 July 2020.

How to Apply?

  • If you don’t have an account, then you need to complete your online profile at jobs at FAO. If you have already an account or online profile, then give your email and password to sign in.
  • Candidates would be recruited who submit applications through portal. Incomplete applications would not be encouraged.
  • Candidates won’t be able to see vacancies on the portal after 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on 31 July 2020. Applications before the deadline would be encouraged.
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