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Students and Young Professionals

Most professional posts in the UN and other international organizations (IOs) require several years of experience and advanced degrees; however, there are a few programs in place to help highly qualified students and young professionals get their foot in the door. 

Visit the links to the left for information about opportunities including internships, junior professional officer positions, and young professionals programs. 

If your background does not fit the ideal description for these programs, consider gaining field experience by working for a relevant non-governmental organization, non-profit, or applying to volunteer with the Peace Corps.  You will gain technical and language skills, along with international experience, that will make your application for a position with an IO more competitive.