United Nations University Tokyo Internships for Junior Fellows



Deadline (y-m-d): 2022-05-29

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Applications are now open for The 2022 United Nations University Internship for young professionals at the university campus in Tokyo.

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The programme is a paid 4-month internship in Japan for highly qualified applicants to work as Junior Fellows at the UNU headquarters in Tokyo.

The underlying principles of the Junior Fellows Internship Programme at the Office of the Rector are centered on creating a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding experience for graduate-level students and young professionals.

Scholarship Details:

The United Nations University Office of the Rector recruits highly qualified applicants to work as Junior Fellows at the UNU headquarters in Tokyo.

Successful candidates will contribute to the work of the Office of the Rector, the United Nations University, and the UN system as a whole. The programme provides opportunities for the development of new skills and knowledge and is a unique and constructive setting for the practical application of capacities acquired through graduate studies.

  • be currently pursuing or has recently completed (within two years of application) postgraduate studies (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a field related to the University’s work;
  • be under 32 years of age at the time of application;
  • not have more than 5 years of work experience in their related field;
  • have a native or fluent command of written and spoken English;
  • has excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
  • be able to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • demonstrate resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
  • be advanced computer skills: sound, hands-on, knowledge of MS Office applications (familiarity with ICT tools and a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel are desirable);
  • have demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and more specifically, in the work of the United Nations University.
  • provide certification in English if they do not meet either of the two following criteria:
    i. the applicant’s native language is English, or
    ii. the applicant completed an undergraduate programme or is enrolled in a graduate program with English as the medium of instruction.
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Scholarship Duration and Reward

  • Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UNU to partially subsidise their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.
  • The monthly amount of the stipend will be determined for each duty station based on the stipend rates in effect.
  • The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • A current and complete CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Application form
  • Funding form
  • Letters of Recommendation and Recommendation form
  • Language Certification

How To Apply

Click on the apply button below to commence your application if you are interested and eligible.

The Application Deadline is 29th May 2022

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