1914 Intern with UNODC (Drug demand reduction) – Belgrade

  • Successful candidate should be on final year of studies or at the postgraduate level in the domain of Medical Science, Public Health and Social Science.

Internship duration:

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.

Medical Insurance

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The intern must keep confidential any and all unpublished information made known during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or paper on the basis of information obtained except with the written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:

  • Seek to ensure that the intern’s assignment is related to the UNODC’s mandate in Serbia, is meaningful for both the office and the intern and has the appropriate level of complexity and variety for the proposed length of internship;
  • Be responsible for the content of the internship assignment, which should, where feasible, be explained fully to the intern prior to the commencement of the internship; 
  • Monitor the intern throughout the internship period to ensure that assignments are rewarding and focused and outputs relevant and appropriate.

Special Note

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:

  • Enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
  • Enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

The successful candidate will be asked to provide, prior to commencing work, the following documentation:

  • A signed UNODC Internship Agreement; 
  • Medical Certificate of Good Health;
  • Proof of medical insurance valid for Serbia; and
  • Proof of life/accidental death insurance valid for Serbia.

Applications not in accordance with the mandatory requirements will NOT be considered.

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