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Internship Programme

  • Are you interested in working for an International Organization?
  • Are you willing to embark on a challenging opportunity that will enrich your personal as well as your professional experience?
  • If so, consider applying for an internship at FAO. The Organization offers several options within its Headquarters and its decentralized offices worldwide to provide hands-on opportunities for students or young graduates to learn more about what FAO does.

General Requirements


Important considerations

  • No more than 30 years of age;
  • Be recent graduates or students in a recognised
    university or graduate school programme and have completed at the very least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant to the work of FAO, or be participants in a governmental or academic programme sponsoring assignments of recent graduates or students;
  • A working knowledge of English, French or Spanish is required. Knowledge of one of the other two, or Arabic, Chinese or Russian, is an asset;
  • Must not bear any of the following relationships to staff members of the Organization: son, daughter, brother, or sister.
  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from FAO up to the amount of US$700. In some cases, the terms of sponsored internships may vary depending upon the agreement between FAO and the institution sponsoring the intern.
  • Duration: for individual applicants, the assignment usually ranges from three months to a maximum period of six months;
  • Interns who are sponsored, the maximum duration of the internship is defined by the agreement between FAO and the sponsoring institution;
  • Applicants should apply to the Internship Programme only if they meet the  minimum criteria.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply online through iRecruitment in three easy steps:

1) Create the Personal Profile Form (PPF) online in iRecruitment here

2) Attach a letter of motivation

3) Apply to the vacancy: "IRC2330: Call for Interest: Internship Programme"

Eligible applications will be retained for a maximum period of six months. Only successful candidates will be contacted by FAO. 

For iRecruitment user guidelines, please refer to the application toolkit or click here

NOTE: The selection process is open throughout the year. For more info please contact Internship-Programme@fao.org. (This email address does not accept applications)