Internship at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


The program provides selected students, enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree program or recent graduates with the opportunity to supplement their academic knowledge with a practical work assignments in a field related to the work of FAO. The internship is a learning opportunity aiming to attract talented young women and men who are strongly motivated to share their new perspectives and latest research experience in FAO’s domains.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to support development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

The duration of an internship assignment is between three to eleven months. Interns cannot be rehired under the Internship Programme. FAO pays a monthly stipend to interns. The intern will be assigned to different fields of work according to his/her profile and to the needs of the Organization.

The deadline is on 31 July 2020.

Main criteria

  • Candidates should be aged between 21 and 30 and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at the time of application, or recent graduates
  • Working knowledge of at least one FAO language is required (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish)
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE and LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.

Find out more about this and other internships.

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