The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat are searching for an intern who will be based in Geneva, for a period of two to six months depending on the needs of the department.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents.
  • Attending and summarising conferences and meetings.
  • Document, legal and internet research.
  • Assistance during conferences.
  • Working on web-presentation.
  • Compiling statistics.
  • Media analysis.


  • Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organisational goals
  • Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.
  • Planning & organising: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and adjust as required; uses time efficiently.

To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, click here.