UNITAR Increases Their Intern/Trainee Grant
UNITAR (the United Nations Institute for Training and Research) is one of the United Nations agencies that is not part of the UN Secretariat. This means that they have independent authority in performing the human resources function. To address the costs of travel, other miscellaneous costs (visas, accommodation and living expenses), UNITAR has increased their monthly “lump-sum” stipend to interns and trainees from 300 USD a month to 700 USD.
UNITAR internships, traineeships and job vacancies are not advertised on the UN INSPIRA system, but can be found here>>
Hi is a traineeship a good entry way into a regular position with the UN? Im going to apply for the women peace and security traineeship in geneva but what happens after? Is it easier to get a regular position after completing it?thanks
Traineeships are an excellent way to gain experience. In most cases they are no different from internships, and tend to refer to those who are not currently studying, but the two are used interchangeably. The UN rhetoric is that it is a learning experience, however, more so in UNITAR than in other agencies, there is a chance to stay on and pursue a consultancy or another position.