Routes into the UN
After deciding that you want to pursue a career with the United Nations, the next step is to explore the different ways to gain entry to the UN system. The following sections in the careers portal will help you to find out about the different routes into the UN:
- Junior Professional Officer (JPO) programme
- Young Professionals Programme (YPP)
- Associate Expert Programme (AEP)
It's also worth considering the UN's unpaid opportunities: internships and volunteering. These can equip candidates with the practical experience essential to get an entry-level position within the Organisation.
Applying for UN positions
Once you've read up on the various opportunites and entry points available, you will need to familiarise yourself with the method for applying for UN positions.