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United Nations University Junior Fellows Internship Programme in Tokyo, Japan 2024

Opportunity Deadline

May 10, 2024
All Nationalities
Male, Female, Both

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Opportunity Details

Description of Opportunity

Highly qualified individuals are chosen to serve as Junior Fellows at the UNU headquarters in Tokyo by the Office of the Rector at the United Nations University. Junior fellows are selected twice a year through a competitive application procedure. Applications are encouraged from graduate students interested in UNU and other UN initiatives. Providing graduate students and young professionals with an environment that is exciting, rigorous, and gratifying is one of the program’s main goals.

Brief SpecificsThe United Nations University is the host institution:

Where: Tokyo, JapanContract duration: The internship will run for four months (16 weeks).Anticipated commencement date: August 21, 2024Anticipated expiration date: December 15, 2024End date: May 10, 2024Sort: ApprenticeshipInternational Countries Are Eligible

Program Goals:

The Rector’s Office Junior Fellows Internship Program accomplishes the following goals:

to encourage communication and interaction between young professionals, academics, and UNU.to familiarize junior fellows with the operations of UNU and the procedures of the Rector’s Office.to give aspiring professionals the opportunity to work in a UN organization and obtain extensive real-world experience.to assist the Rector’s Office in its operations and to introduce young professionals to the administrative work environment.

Eligibilities of Junior Fellows Internship:

The following requirements must be met by each qualifying applicant, but they are not exhaustive.

The applicant:

Has completed postgraduate studies (master’s or PhD), preferably in a field related to the University’s activities, recently (within two years of application) or is currently enrolled in such programs.Is under 32 years old and, at the time of application, a minor.Must not have worked in a relevant position for more than five years.Possesses native or advanced proficiency in spoken and written English.Possesses outstanding research, analytical, and writing skills.Able to build and preserve fruitful working connections with people of different backgrounds.Displays originality and resourcefulness when addressing problems.Possessing exceptional computer skills, including a solid grasp of how to utilize Microsoft Office products (a high level of Excel competency and experience with ICT tools are plus).Exhibits a clear interest in the United Nations’ and, more specifically, the United Nations University’s work.Possess a valid English language test, such as the TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC).

Benefits of Junior Fellows Internship:

The program:

Offers opportunities for the development of new skills and knowledge, as well as a distinctive and fruitful setting for applying skills acquired via graduate education.Highlights the instruction, guidance, and practical experience that are the cornerstones of a successful internship.Fellows can look forward to significantly advancing UNU’s objectives while receiving practical professional experience.Get a monthly stipend that pays for their transportation costs to and from the UNU main office.As needed, provides office space and facilities.

How Do I Apply?

Prior to the deadline, international applicants may submit their completed applications by email to the institution.

Three steps are included in the application process.

Step 1: Assessing an applicant’s motivation, background, and fitness for the role based on their credentials is the aim of the initial application round. The next set of documents must be turned in in order for Stage 1 to proceed.

Essential Records:

Download the application form and complete it.A one-sided introduction letter shouldn’t be longer than one page.For a resume or CV, no more than two single-sided pages.two letters of recommendation. (Form of recommendation)financial plan.Certification of English language proficiency.

How can I turn in the documentation?

Candidates can upload the required documents by using the “apply now” option below.

Step 2: After being shortlisted, candidates are interviewed over the phone or via Zoom to find out more about their motivations.

Step 3: Candidates will be expected to complete an exercise that is similar to the work they would be performing as fellows during this phase.


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