Internship Programme at the Country Office Nigeria (CONIG)


UNODC gives opportunity to students enrolled in any university or comparable degree programme to undertake internships in the fields of drugs and crime. Interns work as part of UNODC's team in support of its country programme for Nigeria. UNODC's programme portfolio in Nigeria centers around justice sector reform, anti- corruption, drug use prevention and control, anti-human trafficking and smuggling of migrants as well as the fight against transnational organized crime and terrorism.  The programme also aims at improve the support services for victims of human trafficking, illicit drugs, and HIV-AIDS.

The UNODC internship programme aims at

  1. providing a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to UNODC, where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments;
  2. expose them to an international working environment;
  3. expose them to work the work of the organization with the objective of deepening their knowledge and understanding of UNODC's objectives, principles and activities; and
  4. provide UNODC office in Nigeria with the assistance of qualified students specialized in various professional fields.


The main assignments of Interns  normally comprise:

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of technical assistance programmes, projects and activities;
  • Assisting in organizing and preparing a variety of outputs, such as background, strategy and policy papers, analyses, briefings, presentations, manuals, tool kits, guides, etc.;
  • Aiding in the formulation of work plans and other organizational management tools necessary for programme planning and monitoring;
  • Assisting in the preparation of programme/project development and assessment missions conducted for relevant programming;
  • Carrying out other duties as required.


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Due to the high volume of internship applications, we cannot respond to your application individually and only successful applicants will be contacted.