Internship for citizens of Azerbaijan

UN DPI Baku, Azerbaijan seeks English-speaking  Azerbaijani citizens as interns

UN DPI offers an internship to students (citizens of Azerbaijan) enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. programme in economics or social sciences, preferably in the field of journalism, international relations and international law. The internship programme lasts for at least two months and can be as long as six months. Interns are expected to work five days a week and the programme is unpaid.

The UN certificate will be granted upon completion of the internship. The objective of the internship programme is to provide a framework by which graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to UN DPI office where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments; to expose them to the work of the UN DPI and to provide UN DPI office with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional fields.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of MS Office products,
  • An excellent command of English and Azerbaijani;Good knowledge of Russian is desirable;
  • Internet navigation and research;
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and maintain a flexible schedule;
  • Strong diplomatic skills in dealing with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds;
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to a variety of cultural perspectives;
  • Awareness of prominent global issues.

Some work experience in the field of international cooperation, development assistance or humanitarian aid in their home countries would be an asset.

Primary Responsibilities

The intern will assist a staff member in the office in research on the topics of interest to the office and execution of day-to-day business including translation and media monitoring. In the application period a job description will be submitted to the applicant. The intern may be asked to perform any task indicated in the job description or designated by the supervisor. The intern will be involved to the greatest extent possible in substantive office activities. Interns will be provided with a supervisor who is approachable at any time and will be given all opportunities to acquire deeper insight into the functioning of the UN DPI office in Azerbaijan.

Application Process

Please note that internships are posted regularly on an “as needed” basis. Deadlines will vary based on the Department’s needs and availability.

A complete application package must include your most recent resume, a cover letter and available date to start indicated in the body message. The complete package should be sent to with a subject line “Intern – First name, last name.”

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For more information, please contact UN DPI office in Azerbaijan at +994 12 498 98 88 (119 or 122).

IMPORTANT: Please read the internship guideline before applying for the intership