WFWO (World for World Organization) - an NGO involved in the UN's decision process in the issues related to poverty, food supply and hunger, offers various internship opportunities available throughout the year for students who share the organization's mission and principles.


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Organization/Company: World For World Organization (WFWO) is a Non – Governmental Organization (NGO). Italian-based non-profit organization, operating in Italy and internationally, WFWO was launched on 16 October 2001, on the occasion of World Food Day, and established in 2002, and is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC – DESA – UN NGO Section at the United Nations – New York – USA). ECOSOC is the Principal Organ to Coordinate the Economic and Social Council work of the United Nations and the Specialized Agencies and International Institutions.

The WFWO has designated representatives for each main United Nations Headquarters where the major meetings are held: New York, Geneva and Vienna


Duty Station:  at Headquarter in Rome or in the field areas


Open To: students or recently graduated in disciplines considered relevant to the WFWO’s activities


Timeframe: The WFWO’s Executive Secretariat Internship Program is offered on a two-month basis three times a year: Mid-January to mid-March (Spring Session); Early June to early August (Summer Session); Mid-September to mid-November (Fall Session)


Deadline: open


Job description: The objectives of the Internship Program are to promote among the participants a better understanding of the United Nations and of the World For World Organization (WFWO). Internships provide Team section at Headquarters or in the field areas with the assistance of outstanding young students specializing in fields relevant to WFWO’s activities.

Internships with the WFWO provide an opportunity for selected undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students who are pursuing a course of study or work in fields related to the WFWO’s mandate and activities to:

- increase their understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work and involved them in general activities of WFWO’s principles, programs and strategies and communications aspect;

- gain practical work experience related to their academic background or future work in the field related to WFWO’s mission.

Interns gain an understanding of how the WFWO operates and enhance their educational experience by working under the supervision of a senior team member.

The backgrounds of interns are matched with the needs of the WFWO. Interns provide the WFWO with the assistance of young talent for a limited period and offer the most recent thinking and research experience in their area of academic study.



- Specialist Applicants can be upon to all nationalities

- Applicants must be currently enrolled in a university or graduate school and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies

- Applicants should hold degrees in disciplines considered relevant to the WFWO’s activities, e.g. International Law, Economics, International Relations, Political Science and Social Sciences, Communications and Publication, Project Management, Evaluation Specialist, Environment Specialist, Post Conflict Specialist, Emergency Operations, Building Capacity-Training Specialist, Gender Quality Specialist, Health and Education Specialist

- Applicants should have a working (both oral and written) knowledge of at least one of the WFWO’s official languages (English, French, Spanish or Italian)

- Applicants should be able to adapt to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment

- Good communication skills

- Ability to work fairly independently or as part of a team

- Initiative and flexibility

- Any past work experience and knowledge of information system and website design or related work would be an advantage

- Close relatives of a serving WFWO are not eligible to apply


Wage: In WFWO field locations, the amount of the special fund to be cover to the interns will be established in line with other similar organisations engaging interns at local level and taking account of local circumstances  


Application process: The WFWO does not have specific vacancies for interns. There is no list of internship vacancies. Internships are awarded by WFWO by Team Section based on their needs and whether or not a candidate’s profile meets those needs.

Candidates are therefore advised to consult the WFWO’s website to familiarize themselves with the work of the various activities of the Team Section and to submit a CV and covering letter directly to WFWO’s Human Resources Team which interest them most. Should there be a need for an intern in that Team Section or area of activity, the candidate will be contacted directly.

For an internship in an WFWO, please send your Application Form directly by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Further Information:

- The cost of travel, insurance and accommodation, as well as living expenses, are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions

- Interns are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and for obtaining the necessary passport and visa or other documents for entering Italy or any other duty station

- Interns are responsible for arranging their own accommodation

- WFWO does not accept responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship

- Interns are responsible for procuring and maintaining their own insurance coverage for illness and accidents while they are working at the WFWO and a copy of documentation attesting to such insurance coverage should be provided to WFWO administration by each intern on their first day of internship


Useful links:


Link to the offer

Application Form


Contact information:

WFWO has representative permanent at the main  United Nations headquarters , UN New York, Vienna , and Geneva Executive Secretariat & Operations Programs

World For World Organization (WFWO)

P.O. Box 15154

Via di Tor Pagnotta, Nr.4, Rome – 00143 (Italy)

Tel: +39 (06) 51530985

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


edited by  Ludovica Mondati


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GovRisk is looking to recruit two project development interns for its Latin America Division as part of its Remote Autumn Internship Scheme, running from August 20 until the end of December.


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Since 2010 the International Governance and Risk Institute (GovRisk) has provided high quality consultancy and training programmes to public and private sector institutions from more than 30 countries.  They offer a wide variety of programmes covering specific topics within the broader fields of financial crime, corruption, risk management and governance. Consultancy work and training courses are designed to give participants highly practical and tailored guidance on how to incorporate international best practice techniques in their professional duties. Programmes are accompanied by a training toolkit to enable attendees to subsequently replicate the course within their own institutions. GovRisk additionally provides, from its UK-based secretariat, extensive post-programme support to public agencies seeking to monitor and evaluate project impact.


Duty station: remote


Timeframe: August 27 - December 21, 2017


Deadline: not specified


Open to: Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in politics/international relations/development/law or other relevant field


Description: GovRisk is a U.K-based anti-corruption and financial crime service provider, specialising in the delivery of highly targeted and expert led international training programs. We currently have an exciting portfolio of projects across Latin America. Internships at GovRisk offer the opportunity for individuals to further their career goals while helping GovRisk combat corruption and improve transparency worldwide. As many international relations/politics/law/security/governance graduates discover, salaried opportunities are limited, consequently competition for such positions is great. By gaining valid work experience with GovRisk graduates can increase their potential for employment considerably. GovRisk is looking to recruit two project development interns for its Latin America Division as part of its 2017 Remote Autumn Internship Scheme, running from August 20 until the end of December. Applicants should have a demonstrable background in international politics, law or security, determined research skills and a keen interest in gaining practical experience in project development with a particular emphasis on Latin America.

The successful candidates will help the team to implement existing projects as well as to develop and expand its work in the region. This internship therefore presents an ideal opportunity to develop an understanding and gain practical experience of best practice in project development. The successful candidates must be able to commit to at least three days per week and must have reliable internet access, as this is a remote internship programme.


- Conduct country-specific research for anti-corruption and financial crime initiatives.

- Gather information, report back, and disseminate information on funding sources and procedures to GovRisk colleagues.

- Assist with narrative and financial proposal writing, and follow up on donor feedback.

- Work with Project Development Manager to prepare reports and other documents for donors, both narrative and financial.

- Work with Project Development Manager to prepare press releases for GovRisk programmes.

- Conduct monitoring and evaluation activities for ongoing programmes.

- Promote and maintain effective communication with line manager.

- Ensure that programme files (electronic copy), are maintained within an agreed system, to allow easy access by other staff.

- Attend staff meetings, and Board meetings if required.

- Carry out other tasks, which may reasonably be requested



Essential requirements:

- Bachelor’s degree in politics/international relations/development/law or other relevant field.

- Knowledge and understanding of corruption issues.

- Specialist interest in the political, economic and security trends in Latin America.

- Ability to produce clear and concise analysis of such events.

- Excellent research, writing and editing skills.

- Excellent word processing, Word, and Internet skills.

- Initiative and a high degree of self-motivation.

- A positive problem-solving approach.

- Good organisational skills and the ability to juggle different demands and priorities.

- Ability to work to deadlines.

- Positive team-worker, supportive and helpful towards colleagues.


Desirable requirements:

- Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

- Experience of preparing UK FCO, DFID, EC, USAID, Big Lottery Fund funding proposals and reports.

- Experience of working independently at a distance from Head Quarters and projects.

- Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese


Wage: non paid


Application process: To apply please send full CV together with covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please state your availability in the coming months and stress any regional or topical expertise. You will then be tasked to assess your suitability for the scheme. Please use reference “Research Internship Application” in the subject heading. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Useful links: GovRisk


The editorial staff of is not responsible nor liable for the reliability of the information contained in this article. If you want any further information concerning this vacancy, please contact the proposing organization


Edited by Anja Herbez


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