Application Due Date: 31 October 2018.

The United Nations University Workplace of the Rector hires extremely certified candidates to work as Junior Fellows at the UNU head office in Tokyo. Junior Fellows are hired through a competitive application procedure two times annually. College student thinking about the work of the United Nations– and in specific, UNU– are motivated to use.

The underlying concepts of the Junior Fellows Internship Program at the Workplace of the Rector are centred on developing a vibrant, tough and gratifying experience for graduate level trainees and young specialists. Effective prospects will add to the work of the Workplace of the Rector, the United Nations University, and the UN system as a whole. The program supplies chances for the advancement of brand-new abilities and understanding and is a distinct and positive setting for the useful application of capabilities gotten through graduate research studies.

The program puts a strong focus on the training, assistance, and hands-on experience that form the structure of an effective and advantageous internship. The program opens with a one-week orientation developed to acquaint junior fellows with UNU, their colleagues, centers and the working procedures within the Workplace of the Rector. The understanding and useful experience got will likewise be advantageous to those prospects looking for a profession in the United Nations. Junior fellows at the Workplace of the Rector can anticipate to get important work experience while contributing in significant methods to UNU’s objective.


The function of the Junior Fellows Internship Program at the Workplace of the Rector is:

  • to promote interaction and discussion in between young scholars, specialists and UNU;-LRB- ******************).
  • to acquaint junior fellows with the activities of the Workplace of the Rector and the work of UNU;-LRB- ******************).
  • to offer chances for young specialists to get extensive, hands-on experience in a UN company;-LRB- ******************).
  • to expose young specialists to an administrative workplace, and;-LRB- ******************).
  • to offer assistance to activities within the Workplace of the Rector.

Working Conditions

Running parallel to a lot of university terms, Junior Fellows are chosen two times annually, as soon as in May-June for the fall term and as soon as in September-October for the spring term. The fall term starts in mid-August and lasts up until mid-December. The spring term ranges from February to May. Go to the Application Process page for the particular dates for each term.

Junior Fellows work full-time throughout the routine working hours of the University: 9: 30–17: 30, Monday to Friday. Weekends and main UNU vacations are day of rests. In addition, Junior Fellows are entitled to 1 day of leave each month. Junior Fellows are offered office and centers, as proper for their work, and are offered a month-to-month stipend in addition to a repaired transport allowance for their commute to and from the UNU head office structure. Junior Fellows likewise take pleasure in open door to the head offices’ library and fitness center and have the special chance to find out about, add to and offer support in the company of conferences, lectures and scholastic online forums and seminars that occur throughout the year.

Work Projects

Individuals in this program have the chance to take part in a variety of continuous efforts that offer a distinct window into the working procedures of the University. Junior Fellows support the work of the Workplace of the Rector in the following locations:

  • research study and composing for institutional advancement: preparation of executive briefs on top priority concerns; background research study and preparing of topical info briefs in assistance of internal policy advancement (i.e. associated to the performance of the University);-LRB- ******************).
  • start in Spring 2019, the Workplace of the Rector has an interest in having one Junior Fellow with a legal background or comparable experience, to help with tasks in legal affairs;-LRB- ******************).
  • preparation: supporting the advancement of task management tools and systems;-LRB- ******************).
  • occasion coordination: supporting the company of lectures, conferences, workshops, and other public occasions;-LRB- ******************).
  • conference coordination: logistical assistance and minute taking;-LRB- ******************).
  • editorial assistance: proof-reading reports and copy modifying;-LRB- ******************).
  • interaction: preparation and dissemination of newsletters, occasion summaries, and other interaction files.


The certifications that are thought about in each application procedure consist of, however are not restricted to, the following. The prospect:

  • is presently pursuing or has actually just recently finished postgraduate research studies (master’s or doctoral), ideally in a field associated to the University’s work;-LRB- ******************).
  • is under 32 years of age at the time of application;-LRB- ******************).
  • needs to not have more than 5 years of work experience in their associated field;-LRB- ******************).
  • has a native or near proficient command of composed and spoken English;-LRB- ******************).
  • has exceptional research study, composing and analytical abilities;-LRB- ******************).
  • can develop and preserve reliable working relations with individuals from varied backgrounds;-LRB- ******************).
  • shows resourcefulness and imagination in analytical;-LRB- ******************).
  • has actually advanced computer system abilities: noise, hands-on, understanding of basic workplace software application (data processing, spreadsheets, databases, and so on); and
  • has actually a shown interest in the work of the United Nations and more particularly, in the work of the United Nations University.

Term dates

Spring 2019

Term dates: 4 February to 31 May 2019

Applications for the Spring 2019 term will be accepted from 2 October to 31 October 2018.

Application Process

The application procedure is performed in 2 phases. Guidelines for each phase are detailed listed below. Any application that does not adhere to the info offered on this page will not be thought about.

Phase 1

The very first phase of the application procedure is developed to determine the candidate’s inspiration and background and examine how the candidate’s certifications satisfy the requirements for choice. Phase 1 needs submission of the files noted below (a-e).


a) Application — Download and finish the application. The type might be finished utilizing MS Word or printed and filled out by hand.

b) Cover letter — Address your letter to the attention of the Workplace of the Rector Internship Committee. Your cover letter need to not be longer than one single-sided page and need to consist of the following:

i. your inspirations for using to the program;-LRB- ********).

ii. how you feel you might add to the work being done at the Workplace of the Rector;-LRB- ********).

iii. how this program connects to your future profession objectives.

c) Résumé or c.v. — Offer in-depth descriptions of education history, work history, and management or after-school activities. Your résumé or c.v. might not go beyond 2 single-sided pages

d) 2 recommendation letters — Schedule 2 recommendation letters from referees who recognize with your character and who have actually consented to compose a suggestion in your place. UNU schedules the right to call your referees.

Specific prospects might have trouble getting scholastic referrals and it might be better suited to get referrals from specialists or managers. Of the 2 referees releasing recommendation letters, it is anticipated that a minimum of one is a teacher familiarized with your scholastic capabilities. Referees need to not be relative or good friends. See the “How to send” area listed below on the guidelines governing the submission of recommendation letters.

e) Financing strategy — Download and finish the “Financing strategy”, describing the source, quantity, and period of real and/or predicted financing while in Tokyo. Go to the Frequently Asked Question page for info on monetary support and typical regular monthly expenditures for residing in Tokyo.

f) Language accreditation — Candidates should offer accreditation in English if they do not satisfy either of the 2 following requirements:

i. the candidate’s native language is English, or

ii. the candidate finished an undergraduate program or is registered in a graduate program with English as the medium of guideline.

To Learn More:

Check Out the Authorities Website of the United Nations University Junior Fellows Internship Program 2019

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