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FAO International Internship In Rome

FAO International Internship In Rome

Country: Italy
City: Rome
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FAO calls applications for an international internship in Rome.

The Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aiming to attract talented young women and men who are strongly motivated to share their new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience in FAO’s domains. The programme provides selected students, enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate degree programme or recent graduates with the opportunity to supplement, their academic knowledge with practical work assignments in a field related to the work of FAO. This will enable the interns to gain a better understanding of FAO’s mandate and programmes. At the same time, the Programme provides FAO with the assistance of qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in connection to FAO Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to support development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries, and forestry. FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition and improve agricultural productivity. Further, it helps to better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Tasks and responsibilities

The FAO International intern will perform the functions specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR). The hiring office will prepare the TOR before the beginning of the assignment and agreed by the intern.

Candidates Requirements

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate degree programme in a bona fide (i.e. listed in the IAU/UNESCO database) educational institution at the time of application or recent graduates.
  • Candidates must specialize in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.
  • Further, Working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish). Knowledge of a second FAO language will be an asset. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, and LRT) are acceptable as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • Also, Be nationals of FAO Member Nations.
  • Likewise, Candidates should be of age between 21 and 30.
  • Further, they should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment and have good communication skills.
  • However, Candidates with family members employed by FAO are not eligible for the Internship Programme.
  • Also, Candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status prior to the start of the internship assignment.

How To Apply

To apply for the FAO International Internship, visit the recruitment website Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. However, Incomplete applications are not considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal are eligible for the consideration.


Applicants must submit their application before August 31, 2019, to be eligible for the international internship at FAO. Applications arriving postdeadline are not eligible for internship consideration.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline31 August,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerFood and Agriculture Organization
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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