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UN Internship in the Middle East

UN Internship in the Middle East

UN is hiring ASAP for its office in Jordan. Doing an UN internship is one of the best ways to learn how it works, and get invited to P-3 jobs.

10 tips to succeeding at your first job in the field

10 tips to succeeding at your first job in the field

During the last semester of her Master’s degree, Lizzie Falconer spent six months interning at the humanitarian aid and relief NGO Catholic Relief Services in South America. Here, she shares the ten lessons she wished she’d learnt before starting, and recommends to anyone starting a […]

Warning: These 9 Mistakes Will Destroy Your Job Application

Warning: These 9 Mistakes Will Destroy Your Job Application

Dear Abdulrahid Ibrahim Jabar,* Thank you for taking the time to apply for the job for which I’m helping XYZ international organisation recruit a stellar candidate. They’re hoping to find someone who will thrive in the position and appropriately represent the organisation to its stakeholders […]

Everything you wanted to know about becoming a consultant for the World Bank

Everything you wanted to know about becoming a consultant for the World Bank

Consulting positions are often considered an easier way to get into international organisations, as the application process is usually shorter even if the necessary documents to apply are often the same.

Fantastic networking opportunity at the UN – apply today!

Fantastic networking opportunity at the UN – apply today!

Here’s an opportunity to see how the UN works, on the inside, without spending six long months doing an unpaid internship there, AND it’s a chance to meet some of the people employed by UN agencies around the world. You should apply if you’ve got […]

Apply These 5 Secret Techniques to improve your chances at an international humanitarian organisation

Apply These 5 Secret Techniques to improve your chances at an international humanitarian organisation

And while the advertised positions might require several years of experience in the field, “don’t let that stop you,” says Rasmus Dahlbom Nielsen, Program Development and Quality Advisor at Mercy Corps.

“You might end up being the exactly the right person for the job,” said Lauren. “Just because you have a degree in art, or a background in chemistry doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply. A different perspective is extremely valuable.”