Applications are now closed.
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Winter 2020 Applications will open in July 2019
Questions regarding the application process can be sent to [email protected]
UNA-Canada is seeking candidates who:
- Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and legally entitled to work in Canada;
- Graduates from a post-secondary institution with a degree from a university, college, graduate school of technology or post-secondary CEGEP institution by the time of selection*;
- Have a demonstrated interest in internationals and business development **;
- Are deemed fit by UNA-Canada and the United Nations Agency following an interview;
- Must be between 19 and 30 years of age at the time of final selection.
Note: Applicants who have previously participated in an international youth internship program with the Government of Canada can no longer participate.
* Post-secondary graduates who are still enrolled in post-secondary studies can not claim credits for their internship.
** The program accepts applications from many disciplines including: communication, journalism, international affairs, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, political science, economics, history, women’s studies, public policy, geography, research studies environment, education, anthropology, sociology, law, science, engineering, languages, etc. Candidates must demonstrate that they have an active interest in the work and subjects the United Nations deals with.
CYCLE OF THE PROGRAM
Period: August 2019-February 2020 / February 2020- August 2020 / August 2020 – February 2021
UNA-Canada wishes to confirm all successful applications for August 2019-February 2020 by June 2019
UNA-Canada requires successful applicants to travel to Ottawa for mandatory training five days prior to departure. * Next, candidates will be deployed to their respective UN agencies in the following days (1 or 2 days after the mandatory training) from Ottawa.
* UNA-Canada can make no exception to this requirement.
- Fill out the online application form, indicating preferably your three best placement options according to those listed on this website;
- You will receive a confirmation by e-mail of your application;
- After the initial selection of applications, UNA will contact eligible and suitable candidates by e-mail for a telephone or Skype interview;
- UNA will associate your skills and interests with one of our missions to UN agencies;
- The United Nations agency will then choose its interviews;
- UNA-Canada and the selected UN agency will discuss your application and interviews to determine your acceptance into the program;
- Information session and logistics / assistance before departure;
- Community Engagement Project;
- Completed placement;
- Reintegration Session in Ottawa; and
- Continuous support for your job search.
The programme, funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy under the International Youth Internship Program, offers modest living stipends to interns overseas that cover accommodation, food and ground transportation. The programme also contributes to vaccines, insurance and visa costs and covers the full price of airfare.
Interns are responsible for researching, preparing, and budgeting for the cost of living in their placement locations.