UN Human Resource Internship 2024 in New York May-June 2024

The United Nations has an open position for an internship focused on Human Resources. This role is based in New York and aims to support diversity equity and inclusion initiatives. The intern will work full-time and the program lasts between three to six months.

Location and Duration

The internship takes place in New York. It is a full-time role that lasts from three to six months.

Key Responsibilities

The intern will join the Staffing Diversity and Outreach Section within the Strategic Talent Management Service of the Office of Human Resources. Here are some of the tasks the intern will handle

  • Help in the coordination and preparation of various programs and projects
  • Support the planning and implementation of activities involving many stakeholders
  • Carry out research and analysis on diversity trends and labor markets in less represented Member States
  • Help develop strategies to boost geographical representation
  • Monitor and evaluate programs and projects while tracking and analyzing data
  • Write drafts of correspondence and communications related to program activities
  • Organize events and initiatives focused on diversity in collaboration with internal and external partners
  • Assist in creating internal communications and visual materials related to diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Write program summaries and minutes of meetings
  • Perform other duties as needed


  • Professional Development: The intern will gain hands-on experience in a renowned international organization
  • Networking: They will build connections with professionals in human resources and program management
  • Skill Enhancement: The intern will improve their research analytical communication and project management skills
  • Diverse Work Environment: They will work in a multicultural and inclusive setting that promotes global talent diversity

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet at least one of the following

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  • Be enrolled in or have completed a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent or higher)
  • Be enrolled in or have completed the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in a field like public information communications or social science

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word Excel PowerPoint)
  • Strong research analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Attention to detail and the capacity to handle many tasks at the same time

Language Requirements

  • Must be fluent in English
  • Knowing an additional UN language (Arabic Chinese French Russian or Spanish) is beneficial

Application Process

To apply for the internship follow these steps

  1. Prepare Your Application: Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and have all necessary documents including proof of enrollment or degree completion
  2. Draft Your Application: Highlight your relevant experience skills and your passion for diversity and inclusion
  3. Submit Your Application: You can apply online at UN Careers Portal

Application Deadline: Make sure to apply before June 12 2024.

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