Another interesting piece of news from the United Nations. Applications are open for the FAO Internship Program 2022. The FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. This means the organization of food and agriculture. He has opened an internship portal for all international undergraduates, masters, and recent graduates. Candidates can be of any nationality. In addition to its headquarters in Rome (Italy), FAO operates in more than 130 countries around the world. The FAO is under the auspices of the United Nations and you can also apply for other fully funded UN internships in 2022.
FAO offers a paid internship. Undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate degrees in various fields are welcome to contribute their knowledge and gain practical experience in the field of their interest. The FAO internship program is an opportunity to learn. You can apply for any duty station in any country.
No language test like IELTS / TOEFL is required. The duration of the internship assignment is between 3 to 11 months. Candidates should be between the ages of 21 and 30 at the beginning of their internship. In addition, many other internships are open. Detailed information about Food and Agriculture Organization Internship 2022 is given below.
Yes. Interns will receive a stipend in local currency and will not exceed the US $ 700 per month. With this money, interns can easily manage other expenses. Medical coverage for services is also provided.
Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of FAO members.
Education: Candidates must be undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates.
Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of at least one FAO official language (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, or Russian).
Age: Candidates should be between 21 and 30 years of age at the beginning of internship.
Skills: Candidates should be able to adapt to the international multicultural environment, have good communication skills, and be familiar with the use of basic computer programs.
Family Relationship: Candidates are not eligible for the internship program with family members (referred to as brother, sister, mother, father) employed by the FAO under any type of agreement.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How to apply
Does FAO publish any vacancy announcements for internships?
FAO advertises “Calls for Expression of Interest”, which are published on its career portal. Interested candidates should apply online through the career portal.
I have problems completing my online application form and I don’t know how to attach my letter of motivation. Who should I contact?
If you are experiencing problems in registering or logging into your account, please contact our Help Desk at: [email protected]. NOTE: This e-mail address does not accept applications.
When and how will I be informed about the outcome of my application?
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the responsible hiring office.
If I am not selected for an interview, can I be considered for the next call?
FAO does not keep a roster of applicants. If interested, you will have to reapply when the next Call for Expression of Interest is published.
My University is willing to pay for my internship assignment. What should I do?
Academic or government institutions may wish to enter into a formal agreement with FAO by contacting the Internship Programme Team at [email protected].
Is there a different application procedure to be followed for individual and sponsored candidates?
The application is the same in both cases. Candidates must complete their online application form through the FAO recruitment portal and apply for the Calls for Expression of Interest. A letter of motivation and evidence of attendance at a recognized University must be attached to the application in the documents section.
I am 30 years old now. Am I eligible for an internship assignment?
Yes, you are eligible as long as your 31st birthday does not fall before the beginning of the internship assignment.
What do I have to include in the letter of motivation?
Your letter of motivation should include the reason for wishing to participate in the programme, the unit or area of work where you wish to undertake the assignment. Candidates affiliated with a University or institution with whom FAO has concluded an Internship Agreement may wish to mention this in the letter of motivation.
I have a family member working as a consultant in FAO. Am I eligible for an internship assignment?
No. Individuals with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother, father) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement, are not eligible for the Internship Programme.
Conditions of Service
Which country will I be assigned if selected as an intern?
Preferably, interns are assigned to FAO offices/project locations in their own country or country of residence, excluding non-family duty stations, unless they are residing in that duty station prior to the start of the internship assignment.
Which types of tasks does the Internship Programme offer?
The Terms of Reference (TORs) will be prepared by the hiring office concerned before the beginning of the assignment and shared with the selected candidate. Tasks will be at an entry-level, in line with FAO Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
What is the duration of an internship assignment?
The duration of an internship assignment is between 3 and 11 months.
Living in the Duty Station
Once selected as an intern, will I receive any financial support from FAO?
Yes. Interns will receive a stipend in local currency and not exceed US$ 700 per month. However, kindly note that this provision is currently under revision. Stipend for sponsored interns will be directly provided by the sponsoring institutions.
Is there any financial or organizational support for accommodation?
No. Interns (or their sponsoring institutions as the case may be) are responsible for their own accommodation at the duty station. However, medical coverage related to service-incurred is provided, with FAO paying the full premium. Interns will be responsible for arranging, at their own expense, medical insurance covering non-service incurred during the duration of the assignment.
If I have more questions to ask, to whom should I address them?
You can contact the FAO Internship Programme Team at [email protected]. Please note that this e-mail does not accept applications.
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