Do you want to make the difference? Internship at UN project Global Compact

The UN Global Compact offers internship opportunities in its New York office.


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Organization: The United Nations Global Compact is a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. The UN Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Under the Global Compact, companies are brought together with UN agencies, labour groups and civil society. Cities can join the Global Compact through the Cities Programme.

The UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability (a.k.a. corporate social responsibility) initiative with 13000 corporate participants and other stakeholders over 170 countries with two objectives: "Mainstream the ten principles in business activities around the world" and "Catalyse actions in support of broader UN goals, such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)". Moving forward, The UN Global Compact and its signatories are deeply invested and enthusiastic about supporting work towards the SDGs.

The UN Global Compact was announced by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in an address to the World Economic Forum on 31 January 1999, and was officially launched at UN Headquarters in New York on 26 July 2000. The Global Compact Office works on the basis of a mandate set out by the UN General Assembly as an organization that "promotes responsible business practices and UN values among the global business community and the UN System."

Duty Station: New York


Open To: All candidates that meet the requirements


When: From August to November or from January to May


Deadline: 30/04/2018


Job description: Depending on their level of experience and training, UN Global Compact interns will:

 - conduct research relating to the topic of corporate citizenship, especially on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption

- draft and edit publications, papers and other documents

- liaise with Global Compact stakeholders on key corporate citizenship topics

- support the organization of meetings and events

- assist with outreach activities

- handle email and other inquiries

- assist in the implementation of the Global Compact’s integrity measures

- perform administrative tasks as assigned


Qualifications: The ideal applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme (bachelors or second university degree, or higher) at the time of application and during the internship;

Under some circumstances, applicants may have graduated within less than one year to commence a UN internship.

Here it is possible to learn more about the eligibility criteria for internships with UN headquarters 

Wage: not specified


Application process: Those interested in pursuing an internship with the UN Global Compact must submit an online application at the UN Careers website.

The Global Compact Internship Job Opening Number is 89920. Candidates are strongly recommended to pay attention to the job opening number to make sure that their applications reach the UN Global Compact Office.


Useful links:

Link to the offer

Global Compact Homepage

Contact information:

UN Global Compact contacts


edited by  Chiara Dello Russo

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