Applications are invited for 2019 United Nations University Junior Fellows Internship in Japan. The United Nations University Office of the Rector is inviting applications for Junior Fellows Internship Programme for spring 2019. Applicants must be currently pursuing or has recently completed postgraduate studies (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a field related to the University’s work are eligible to apply.

The junior fellow position is unpaid (i.e. there is no remuneration), one may participate in the programme on a student visa, the applicant is required to secure accommodation on their own. Two to a maximum of five junior fellows are selected for each term.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : Applications for the Spring 2019 term will be accepted from 2 October to 31 October  2018.
Study in : Tokyo, Japan
Provider : United Nations University Internship Programme office of the Rector
Course Level : Internship
Field of Study : 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.

Eligibility for 2019 United Nations University Junior Fellows Internship:

 The qualifications that are considered in each application process include, but are not limited to, the following. The candidate:

  • is currently pursuing or has recently completed postgraduate studies (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a field related to the University’s work;
  • is under 32 years of age at the time of application;
  • must not have more than 5 years of work experience in their related field;
  • has a native or near fluent command of written and spoken English;
  • has excellent research, writing, and analytical skills;
  • can establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
  • has advanced computer skills: sound, hands-on, knowledge of standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.); and
  • has a demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and more specifically, in the work of the United Nations University.

Internship Open for International Students: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

Is this paid internship?
This will depend on terms stipulated in your scholarship. As such, this will be a matter for the Student Affairs Office at your university. However, note that as the junior fellow position is unpaid (i.e. there is no remuneration), one may participate in the programme on a student visa. While work permits restrict the number of hours that one may work for paid positions, a junior fellow’s time at UNU does not apply to this restriction.

Description for 2019 United Nations University Junior Fellows Internship:

The United Nations University Office of the Rector recruits highly qualified applicants to work as Junior Fellows at the UNU headquarters in Tokyo. Junior Fellows are recruited through a competitive application process twice per year. Graduate students interested in the work of the United Nations — and in particular, UNU — are encouraged to apply. 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. 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.

A number of awards offered for 2019 United Nations University Junior Fellows Internship:

Two to a maximum of five junior fellows are selected for each term.

2019 United Nations University Junior Fellows Internship Duration:

 Internship for spring 2019 will run from February 4 to May 31, 2019.

Notification: At the end of each stage, both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of the status of their application. Successful applicants will be given instructions on the next stage of the application process.

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