Working at the United Nations: Insider Application Tips | DipNote

A perennial question for young professionals and IR majors is how to break into the world of International Organizations such as UNHCR, WIPO, or UNDP.  Most opportunities require a graduate degree and positions for new grads are scarce.

Take a look at a few more suggestions from DipNote, including this one:

Consider short-term contracts, consultancies, and internships.

Applying as an external applicant, with no hands-on experience with the UN, can be a disadvantage.  Get your foot in the door by considering short-term and consultant opportunities.  Hiring processes for such positions tend to be less cumbersome and time consuming, and the on-the-ground experience may give you just the exposure you need to gain familiarity with the culture and structure of the organization, build your network, and get your name and expertise known.  Additionally, current and recent students may want to consider internship opportunities.

For more information about working at the UN and other IOs, check out International Organization Careers, and follow @State_IO on twitter for more job tips and postings about vacancy announcements.

via Working at the United Nations: Insider Application Tips | DipNote.

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