Our Call for Applications is Now Closed.
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The next call for application will be in August.
The IDDIP is currently developing ToRs where the working language is French. However, we currently have just one placement where this is the case, therefore at this point, the application has not been translated into French.
Best of luck,
The IDDIP team.
1. Eligibility requirements
UNA-Canada seeks candidates who:
1. Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
2. Are a graduate of a post-secondary institution with a minimum of a Bachelor Degree;
3. Have a proven interest in international development/affairs*;
4. Would be accepted to the programme by both UNA-Canada and the UN host organization following a suitability interview.
Please note, there are no upper age restrictions. Previous participation in a Canadian government funded Internship programme and/or previous paid work experience abroad does NOT disqualify you.
- Applications are considered twice annually for placements and are available from the first week of February – last week of February and again mid-August to mid-September in any given year.
- Successful applicants then deploy in June or January for six months, depending on which cycle to which they have applied.
- The Programme matches your study, research and career goals to UN agency needs – elevating both the Programme and Consultant.
- Before completing the application form, be advised that the form cannot be saved and returned to, so ensure you set aside sufficient time to complete the form in one sitting. Be prepared in advance by having a letter of intent (up to 800 words) drafted, your resume ready to upload (in .doc or .pdf format) and the contact information for two references.
- UNA-Canada does receive special recruitment requests from UN agencies from time to time and need to be filled beyond the two intake cycles and we encourage you to watch this website between application calls.
3. How does the application progress
- Complete the online Application Form, preferably listing your top three placement locations based on those listed on this website;
- You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your application;
- Following an initial application screening, UNA-Canada will contact you by phone for a suitability interview. If your application proceeds, you will then be called to schedule a more formal interview;
- UNA-Canada will match your skills and interests with one of our UN agency assignments;
- The selected UN host organization may request an interview with you directly
- UNA-Canada and the selected UN host organization will discuss your application and interview(s) and determine acceptance to the programme;
- Briefing session and pre-departure logistics/assistance in late October/early November;
- Completion of the placement — NB: Placements run from January/Feb to end of June/July and July/August to December/Jan of each year.
- Debriefing and continued job-search support.