Permanent Mission of Australia
to the United Nations
New York



There are no current vacancies at the Australian Mission.

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The Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations has two types of internship programs – the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) internship program, which runs between September and December each year; and an ad-hoc internship program which runs for periods outside of UNGA, depending on the Mission’s work program.

The Mission seeks candidates with the appropriate skills, education and knowledge to contribute to advancing Australia’s national interests in the United Nations. To be eligible for either internship program, candidates must be Australian citizens.

All intern applicants should possess:

  • relevant qualifications and/or experience – with preference given to those who have completed tertiary studies in the areas of political science, international relations, international law, human rights, gender studies, environment and international development;
  • clear communication and strong interpersonal skills;
  • problem solving and analytical skills; and
  • proven ability to handle high pressure environments.

Prior exposure to, or demonstrated knowledge of, the United Nations system and Australian policies and priorities within the United Nations are highly desirable.


United Nations General Assembly internship program

Each year the Australian Mission offers up to six - seven internship positions that run for the duration of the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The General Assembly runs from September to December. The Mission’s 2017 UNGA Internship Programme recruitment process is expected to open in late March.


Ad Hoc Internship Program

Vacancies for ad hoc internships will be advertised here if and when they arise. There are no current vacancies for ad hoc internships.


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