Internship Programme

Internships

The Objectives of the CITES internship programme is to promote a better understanding of the work of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and to provide a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure, enhance their educational experience and gain experience in the work of the United Nations.

The Internship Programme is intended for students who at the time of application are:

  • Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor ’s level or equivalent).
  • Willing to work on a full-time basis for a period of not less than two months and not exceeding six months.

Important Information:

1.       CITES does NOT provide financial support for interns. All successful applicants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel and living expenses during the internship period.

2.       Interns are not eligible for employment with the United Nations either during their internship or within the six-month period immediately following the expiration of the internship.

For further information on internship conditions please see the administrative instruction on the United Nations Internship Programme.

Interested students can apply to the specific internship announcements through the UN Careers portal at: http://careers.un.org, and follow the instructions in the Internship Applicant’s Manual.

NB: currently all recruitment and on-boarding is suspended due to Covid-19. More information on the lifting of the temporary suspension will follow, when available.