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English language internships at the United Nations Secretariat

The English language services of the United Nations Secretariat provide translation, interpretation, verbatim reporting, précis-writing, editing, terminology and referencing services at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the United Nations Offices at Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna and the Regional Commissions in Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut, and Santiago.

Many of the services offer internships to university students and recent graduates with the right language combinations and academic backgrounds to expose them to the work of United Nations language professionals and offer them the opportunity to enhance their skills through practical experience. Language internships usually last two months and, like all United Nations internships are not paid. Owing to resource constraints, the number of spaces available is extremely limited and the selection process is highly competitive.

For information on the application process and the English language internships at the locations where they are currently offered, click on the corresponding buttons on the right side.

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