As we will be explaining in this article, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is asking young Africans to apply for its 3 to 11 month internship program.
The Human Resources Internship Program seeks to recruit exceptional young people who are eager to contribute their fresh viewpoints, ground-breaking concepts, and most recent research expertise in areas of interest to FAO. The program offers participants the chance to complement their academic learning with a real-world job assignment in a field relevant to FAO’s activities.
By transforming to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable agri-food systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life with no one left behind, interns will support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and FAO’s Strategic Framework to support the 2030 Agenda.
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- At the time of application, enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a “bona fide” educational institution, or a recent graduate. Please be aware that the FAO only takes into account advanced degrees earned from institutions that are accredited or listed in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list that is updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) and United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). You can see the list at http://www.whed.net/.
- Candidates must specialize in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.
- Working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish). Knowledge of a second FAO language will be considered an asset.
- Be nationals of FAO Member Nations.
- Candidates should be aged between 21 and 30.
- Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment and have good communication skills.
- 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.
- The Human Resources Internship Program seeks to recruit exceptional young people who are eager to contribute their fresh viewpoints, ground-breaking concepts, and most recent research expertise in areas of interest to FAO.
- The program offers participants the chance to complement their academic learning with a real-world job assignment in a field relevant to FAO’s activities.
How To Apply
- To apply, go to the Jobs at FAO recruitment page and fill out your online profile. We strongly advise that your profile be accurate, comprehensive, and contain information about your educational background, career history, and language proficiency.
- You are required to submit supporting documentation with your online profile, such as a letter of motivation, proof that you attended an accredited university, or a copy of your academic transcripts.
- Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application through the FAO recruitment portal.
- Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered.
- Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile.
- Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Candidates who are not selected before the closing date and wish to be continuously considered for an assignment are requested to re-apply to the new Calls.
We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org.
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