The Global College


External Internships

UN Professional Placements Programme (UNPP)

Call for applications is now closed.

The UNPP Programme will place recent Canadian university graduates as Junior Professional Consultants (JPCs) for six-month international internships within the following United Nations (UN) organizations:

UNDP Bangladesh, UNDP Tanzania, UNDP Nepal, UNICEF Peru, UNDP Colombia, and UNDP Ethiopia

A UN Professional Placement provides you with:

  • Access to coveted UN placements through UNA-Canada's established network
  • In-the-field skill acquisition related to diplomacy, problem analysis, and cross-cultural communication, as well as networking opportunities.
  • Greater practical insight into Canada's role in the most vexing challenges confronting nations today, most notably in regard to poverty elimination, gender equality, environmental protection, governance, human rights, and post-conflict reconstruction. 

Applicants must:

- Be between the ages of 19 and 30 at the time of signing
- Have graduated from a Bachelor or Masters program by the time the internship placement begins (including defense of thesis) (Note, some placements require a Masters degree)
- Be unemployed or underemployed
- Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident legally entitled to work in Canada
- Have not previously participated in a paid overseas programme, particularly those funded by the Career Focus stream of Canadian Government's Youth Employment Strategy (YES)
- Demonstrate an interest in international affairs/development, and particularly in the United Nations and UN-related issues.


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International Internships Through HRI and CIDA

Human Rights Internet (HRI) is an NGO committed to social justice, good governance and conflict prevention. HRI works in conjunction with the Canadian International Development Agency to send Canadian youths on international internships.

A six month international internship through HRI is an excellent way for post-secondary graduates in the fields of human rights, health, education, legal systems and culture to explore new career opportunities, gain valuable overseas work experience and create a network of professional contacts.

If you are a post-secondary graduate, an HRI internship can open new doors and equip you with portable skills for the current job market.

Successful internship applicants will have the opportunity to build on their strengths, gain confidence and apply classroom knowledge to real world problems.

For more information, please visit the HRI website at or see the poster.

Graduate Programs

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