The United Nations Internship Program under the supervision of the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa seeks to make African students learn how to bring global solutions to the continent’s problems and take local solutions to the continent.

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The programme aims to explore and leverage the linkage between the AfCFTA and sport through knowledge generation and stakeholder engagement. The programme will understand how building and growing an inclusive and sustainable sports ecosystem can promote regional cooperation, entrepreneurship, employability, innovation, manufacturing and ultimately inclusive intra-African trade.

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The Internship program has three openings currently. These are:

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  • Intern – Economic Affairs, I (Temporary Job Opening)
  • Intern – Social Sciences, I (Temporary Job Opening)
  • Intern – Economic Affairs (multiple positions), I (Temporary Job Opening)

The internship is for six (6) months. The internship is full-time, home-based and unpaid. Interns are required to work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

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Scholarship Summary

Host: UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Category: Training and Internship

Eligible Countries : All African Countries

Reward: Training and Monthly Salary

Deadline: November 13, 2022

Scholarship Requirements

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Applicant must be proffessional, communicative and value the spirit of teamwork.
  • A completed online application (Motivation Statement and Administrative Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Cover note must include degree programme (What are you currently studying?), graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?), IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in, top three areas of interest, an explanation that you are the best candidate for the internship and reason for your interest in the programme.
  • In your online Administrative Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

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