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United Nations University Junior Fellows Internship Programme 2022

The United Nations University Office of the Rector seeks to recruit highly qualified applicants to work as Junior Fellows at the UNU headquarters in Tokyo. See more application information below.

United Nations University Junior Fellows Internship Programme 2022 – Tokyo, Japan (Funded)

Junior Fellows are recruited through a competitive application process twice per year. Graduate students interested in the work of the United Nations — and in particular, UNU — are encouraged to apply.

The underlying principles of the Junior Fellows Internship Programme at the Office of the Rector are centred on creating a dynamic, challenging and rewarding experience for graduate level students and young professionals. Successful candidates will contribute to the work of the Office of the Rector, the United Nations University, and the UN system as a whole. The programme provides opportunities for the development of new skills and knowledge and is a unique and constructive setting for the practical application of capacities acquired through graduate studies.

About the Programme

The programme places a strong emphasis on the training, guidance, and hands-on experience that form the foundation of a successful and beneficial internship. The programme opens with a one-week orientation designed to familiarize junior fellows with UNU, their co-workers, facilities and the working processes within the Office of the Rector. The knowledge and practical experience gained will also be beneficial to those candidates seeking a career in the United Nations. Junior fellows at the Office of the Rector can expect to gain valuable work experience while contributing in meaningful ways to UNU’s mission.


The purpose of the Junior Fellows Internship Programme at the Office of the Rector is to:

  • promote interaction and dialogue between young scholars, professionals and UNU;
  • familiarize junior fellows with the activities of the Office of the Rector and the work of UNU;
  • provide opportunities for young professionals to gain in-depth, hands-on experience in a UN agency;
  • expose young professionals to an administrative working environment, and;
  • provide support to activities within the Office of the Rector.

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Application Criteria

The qualifications that are considered in each application process include, but are not limited to, the following. The candidate:

  • is currently pursuing or has recently completed (within two years of application) postgraduate studies (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a field related to the University’s work;
  • is under 32 years of age at the time of application;
  • must not have more than 5 years of work experience in their related field;
  • has a native or fluent command of written and spoken English;
  • has excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
  • can establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
  • has advanced computer skills: sound, hands-on, knowledge of MS Office applications (familiarity with ICT tools and high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel are desirable);
  • has a demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and more specifically, in the work of the United Nations University.

Term dates

Fall 2022 (22 August 2022 to 16 December 2022)

Application Deadline: May 29, 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the United Nations University Junior Fellows Internship Programme 2022

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