The United Nations needs talented and dedicated staff to function effectively and efficiently in its global mission. It is part of the Center’s mission to help inform the public about the resources and opportunities available within the UN system. However, the Center is not able to answer questions about the status of specific vacancies.

Vacancies at the UN Information Center

No current vacancies

Vacancies in Washington

There are occasional openings in UN offices in Washington. The Center posts those vacancies here.

UN System Employment Sites

At the beginning of May 2010 the UN unveiled a new employment site, UN Careers. Please visit UN Careers for general information about employment and vacancies within the UN Secretariat, including civilian peacekeeping staff.

Specialized agencies, funds and programs (i.e. UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, etc.) conduct their own recruitment programs. Candidates should consult the appropriate agency’s website for information concerning employment opportunities.

Opportunities for Young Professionals and Students

The Center receives many inquiries about opportunities for students and young professionals. Internships are a great way to build a resume. Additional information about internships can be found here. The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is an annual exam for people under 32 years of age to enter the UN Secretariat. In addition to the YPP the specialized agencies, funds and programs have junior professional programs of their own. Known as junior, young or associate professional programs, eligibility varies depending on the program.

Other Opportunities

Fellowships and the United Nations Volunteers also provide opportunities to gain experience and become involved in the work of the UN.