The normal duration of internship is no less than six weeks and no more than six months. Internship assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis throughout the year, depending on the availability of meaningful assignments and the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns.
Interns are considered gratis personnel. They are not staff members. Interns may not be sought or accepted as substitutes for staff to be recruited against authorized posts. Interns may not represent UN in any official capacity.
Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance for the duty station for which they will work. UNODC accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of an intern or compensation in the event of death, injury or illness during an internship.
The United Nations does not remunerate interns in any way. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, and accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns will not be entitled to any compensation for travel arrangements to and from the work location.
Interns do not receive a salary or emoluments from the United Nations.
Other Relevant Information
1) Interns cannot apply for any UN vacancies during the period of internship.
2) Should an offer of employment be envisaged, a 3-month break from the end of the internship must be respected.
The intern must keep confidential any and all unpublished information made known during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or paper on the basis of information obtained except with the written approval and authorization of UNODC PO.
Responsibilities and obligations of the receiving office and the supervisor:
It is the responsibility of the receiving UNODC Programme Office to create a working environment conducive to an intern’s learning and professional development. The supervisor shall:
UNODC internships are performed strictly on a non-remunerative basis. The intern must make his/her own arrangements concerning all expenses associated with the internship, including living expenses and travel costs.
The intern is personally responsible for and must provide proof of adequate and regular medical insurance and must maintain such insurance during the internship.
Mandatory UNODC requirements for internship
In order to qualify for an internship at UNODC Programme Office in Serbia, the candidate needs to meet the following enrolment conditions:
The successful candidate will be asked to provide, prior to commencing work, the following documentation:
Applications not in accordance with the mandatory requirements will NOT be considered.