Geneva Internships

Information Sheet 

The United Nations internship programme at Geneva is intended for students: 

  • enrolled in an advanced degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) at the time of application; 
  • or enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); 
  • graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship either prior to graduation, or within a one year period of graduation. 

Internships are intended to promote a better understanding of international problems among participants and to provide them with an insight into the work of the United Nations. Interns are not paid by the UN.  

The Colvington Trust may assist up to three eligible Isle of Man students each year who accept offers of internship from the UN Geneva office.   Funding will cover travel and accommodation costs only, up to a maximum value of £3000 per intern, and also for a maximum of three months, although the internship may continue for a longer period at the intern’s own expense.   Arrangements for travel and accommodation are to be made by the intern; helpful advice on accommodation is offered by the UN.     

Please retain receipts as proof of travel and accommodation expenses, which should be sent to  the Treasurer at the following address The courtyard, Queens Road, Port St Mary IM9 5EU 

Further information on UN internships can be found here: 

Guide for Interns 

Specific current internship vacancies can be found at:  http://careers.un.org

by selecting Category as ‘Internships’ and Duty Station as ‘Geneva’ .   Click on the internship which interests you for further details and, if desired, proceed to online application. 

Please let us know as soon as you have received a firm offer from the UN which you have decided to accept.  Please send us a copy of the offer and let us know the period of internship.   

Our Trust requires that, on completion of your internship, you would send a report to the UN Association of the IoM. 

 February 2019 

Chairman: The Hon Steve Rodan

Treasurer: Jennie Thompson

Secretary : Chris Thomas MHK

tel : 07624 488540

email: jenniet@stayfree.co.uk