Up to 11 months Internship Training for Young Adults in the UN FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa Internship Programme 2020(Age 21-30)

Enroll in the UN FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa (RNE) Internship Programme 2020 for a unique learning opportunity to share your innovative ideas and perspectives in FAO’s regions.

An internship program that provides selected students with the opportunity to support their academic knowledge with practical field ventures related to the work of FAO.

Register now to be part of a team of savvy young leaders in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) who lead international efforts to defeat hunger and support development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries, and forestry for a duration of 3 to 11 months. 

Application Deadline: July 31, 2020


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Applicants who are short-listed receive:

  • A monthly allowance from FAO if they are not sponsored by anyone
  • Access to a community of like-minded individuals 
  • Training to equip them with tools to combat global issues 
  • Representation of your home country in allocated regions


To qualify for this internship program, candidates must:

  • Be aged between 21 and 30
  • Be recently graduated, registered in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a recognized educational institution(i.e. listed in the IAU/UNESCO database) at the time of application
  • Generalize in a discipline in line with the mission and work of FAO.
  • Have a practical and fluent understanding of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, or Spanish).
  • Knowledge of a second FAO language will be considered an asset. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, and LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • Be nationals of FAO Member Nations. Click here to confirm your country is a member 
  • Be capable of adapting to an international multicultural environment 
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Have a suitable residence or immigration status in the host duty region prior to the start of the internship assignment.

Rules, Exceptions, Terms, and conditions

  • Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-represented and under-represented member nations as well as candidates from the global south and Indigenous people are encouraged to apply. 
  • Candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother or father) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not eligible for the Internship Programme
  • FAO is a non-smoking environment

Tasks and Functions of Selected Interns

The intern will perform the functions specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR) prepared by the hiring office before the beginning of the assignment and agreed by the intern.

  • Technical/Functional Skills
  • Relevant academic experience in one of the fields of the organization: Candidates may be assigned in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.
  • Reporting Lines: The intern will report to an assigned supervisor.
  • Technical Focus: The intern will be assigned to different fields of work according to his/her profile and to the needs of the Organization.

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Application Instructions

Candidates who have satisfied all criteria should apply by: 

  • Log into the recruitment website Jobs at FAO  and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or accepted. Only completed applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
  • Candidates are requested to attach to their application a letter of motivation, the evidence of attendance in a recognized university or copy of their academic qualifications, and copies of their language proficiency certificates.
  • Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for the application date. Applicants are encouraged to submit the application well before the deadline date.

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About the UN FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa (RNE) Internship Programme

The UN FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa (RNE) Internship Programme 2020 is a learning opportunity aiming to attract talented young women and men who are strongly motivated to share their new perspectives, innovative ideas, and latest research experience in FAO’s domains.

The Program also provides FAO with the assistance of qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in connection to FAO Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Internship Program’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations, and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

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Key Dates and Order of Program

The deadline for submission of applications is 9:59 Pm on the 31st of July 2020.

  • All applications will be reviewed and only qualified applicants will be directly contacted for interviews by the hiring office

There’s no primary Location for the internship. Various locations are available for diverse groups of interns.

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