The underlying principles of the Junior Fellows Internship Programme at the Office of the Rector are centred on creating a dynamic, challenging and rewarding experience for graduate level students and young professionals. Successful candidates will contribute to the work of the Office of the Rector, the United Nations University, and the UN system as a whole. The programme provides opportunities for the development of new skills and knowledge and is a unique and constructive setting for the practical application of capacities acquired through graduate studies.

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Qualifications

The qualifications that are considered in each application process include, but are not limited to, the following. The candidate:

  • is currently pursuing or has recently completed (within two years of application) postgraduate studies (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a field related to the University’s work;
  • is under 32 years of age at the time of application;
  • must not have more than 5 years of work experience in their related field;
  • has a native or fluent command of written and spoken English;
  • has excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
  • can establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
  • has advanced computer skills: sound, hands-on, knowledge of MS Office applications (familiarity with ICT tools and high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel are desirable);
  • has a demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and more specifically, in the work of the United Nations University.

Stipend

  • Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions, will receive a stipend from UNU to partially subsidise their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.
  • The monthly amount of the stipend will be determined for each duty station based on the stipend rates in effect.
  • The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.

Duration of contract: The duration of the internship is approximately 4 months (16 weeks).

Expected start date: 12th August 2024

Expected end date20th December 2024

Method of Application

To apply to UNU, you will not need an account. Instead, we ask that you:

  • Application: Apply via the apply link.
  • Answer a few questions that are tailored to the position.
  • CV: Attach a current and complete CV in English (in the place where it says to upload the P11 Form). Your résumé or c.v. may not exceed two single-sided pages.
  • Cover Letter: Insert your Cover Letter (in English) as required, stating interest in and qualifications for the post. Your cover letter should not be longer than one single-sided page and should include the following: i. your motivations for applying to the programme; ii. how you feel you may contribute to the work being done at the Office of the Rector; iii. how this programme relates to your future career goals.
  • Application form: Fill in the Application Form and upload via the link. The form may be completed using MS Word or printed and filled in by hand.
  • Funding form: Fill in the Funding Form and upload via the link. The form should outline the source, amount, and duration of actual and/or projected funding while in Tokyo.
  • Letters of Recommendation and Recommendation form

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: 10 May, 2024.

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