The UNODC Office in Brasilia, Brazil, is presently accepting applications for interested students who are pursuing a degree, preferably in Administration or Secretarial/Executive Assistance, Finance or Statics. The UNODC internship programme has as its purpose to expose selected young persons to the work of the Organization with the objective of deepening their knowledge and understanding of UNODC's goals, principles and activities.

The internship programme provides on-the-job training for the participants; and in exchange for this experience, the interns are expected to contribute to the activities of the unit to which they are assigned.

We are looking for students with an advanced English knowledge, good analytical and computer skills. Please note that internships at the United Nations are not remunerated. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation and living expenses must be borne either by the interns or their sponsoring institutions.  Confidentiality: Any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship must be kept confidential.

Initial date: 02/12/2019

Hours: From 09:00 to 12:00 or from 14:00 to 17:00


Under the guidance and supervision of the Administration Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Translation of materials; 
  • Prepare of administrative instructions together with Operations Unit;
  • Prepare and format Excel tables, improving their looks and understanding, when needed.
  • Retrieve web reports and convert them into Excell tables, adjusting information and formatting cells;
  • Perform any other tasks as needed.


1. Eligibility to participate in the internship programme is open to persons who are currently engaged in a course of study leading to a university degree.

2. In order to qualify for this assignment within the Internship Programme, students should, preferably, be pursuing a degree in Administration, Secretarial/Executive Assistance, Financial Areas or Statistics. In addition, they must be proficient in English. 

3. No remuneration of any kind is offered by UNODC to an individual selected as an intern and their interest and qualifications are matched with available job descriptions.

4. The intern candidate needs to acknowledge that the internship does not imply the possibility of employment by the Organization.

5. The duration of an internship is for a minimum of four and maximum of six months.

Expected date of commencement: 2 December 2019 

UNODC address: SCS Quadra 2. Ed. Serra Dourada, salas 410-418 - Brasília, DF


Please send your CV to   with Internship - Admin and Finance in the subject.

The deadline for the submission of CVs is 20 November 2019 (23h59).