The Young Professionals Programme by United Nation 2020/2021

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Opportunity Description

The Young Professionals Programme by United Nation 2020/2021

The Young Professionals Programme by United Nation 2020/2021
The Young Professionals Programme by United Nation 2020/2021

The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat for skilled, highly trained professionals. Once qualified candidates start their career at the UN, it consists of an entrance test and professional development programs.


Details about Work4UN

  • Opportunity type: Funded
  • Opportunity: Internship
  • Organization: United Nation
  • Location: United State
  • Duration of Internship: 3 years
  • Gender: Male and female
  • No. of opportunity: 40 internships for each country
  • Avaibility: un- or under-represented in the United Nations.
  • Application type: Online
  • Deadline: 31.october.2020


Who is Eligible for United Nations Internships? 

  • Must be a national of a participating country;
  • Must hold at least an undergraduate  degree ( Bachelor degree ) relevant for the exam subject;
  • The applicant age should be under 32 years old
  • Must be fluent in one of two language
    • English or*
    • French

Note: For each exam subject, all applications will be screened for eligibility. If more than 40 applicants from the same country are qualified for the same field of review, they will be further screened and rated on the basis of the highest level of completed schooling, knowledge of the official languages of the United Nations, and related work experience. Source: #Work4UN

How is the UN internship Exam? 

  • The UN internship exam is consists of a written and an oral and The written test is undertaken electronically ( Online ) and can be carried out in either one or two-stage.
  • For all YPP exams scheduled on the same day, Examination Paper is the same. It must be done in two Languages either English or French and assesses the basic skills necessary to operate in a complex international organization such as the United Nations.
  • The Specialized Paper measures substantive knowledge of the subject area, frequently requiring questions of multiple-choice and open-ended questions. Based on the exam field, the number of questions can vary.
  • If you pass the exam you are invited to a video conference


Where be the United Nations internship will be? 

The internship will be for 3 years and it’s in one following UN Secretariat Offices

  • Addis Ababa
  • Bangkok
  • Beirut
  • Geneva
  • Nairobi
  • New York
  • Santiago
  • Vienna

Which Country is Eligible for the Untied nation Internship? 

There are 65 countries that eligible for this international from each country of the following countries 40 applicants can participate in the internship if there is more it will be select as a higher degree and work experience.

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Andorra
  3. Angola
  4. Antigua and Barbuda
  5. Bahrain
  6. Belarus
  7. Belize
  8. Brazil
  9. Brunei Darussalam
  10. Cambodia
  11. Cape Verde
  12. The central African Republic
  13. China
  14. Comoros
  15. Cuba
  16. Cyprus
  17. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  18. Dominica
  19. Equatorial Guinea
  20. Gabon
  21. Grenada
  22. Guinea-Bissau
  23. Indonesia
  24. Iran
  25. Iraq
  26. Japan
  27. Kiribati
  28. Kuwait
  29. Laos
  30. Lesotho
  31. Liberia
  32. Libya
  33. Liechtenstein
  34. Luxembourg
  35. Marshall Islands
  36. Micronesia
  37. Monaco
  38. Mozambique
  39. Nauru
  40. Norway
  41. Oman
  42. Palau
  43. Papua New Guinea
  44. Poland
  45. Qatar
  46. Russia
  47. Saint Lucia
  48. Samoa
  49. Sao Tome and Principe
  50. Saudi Arabia
  51. Seychelles
  52. The Solomon Islands
  53. South Sudan
  54. St Vincent and the Grenadines
  55. Suriname
  56. Syria
  57. Thailand
  58. Timor-Leste
  59. Turkmenistan
  60. Tuvalu
  61. The United Arab Emirates
  62. The United States
  63. Vanuatu
  64. Venezuela
  65. Vietnam

How to apply

If you eligible for an internship you can apply online via the official application portal of the United nation  website

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For more information please visit the official website 

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