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UN-Habitat Urban Lab Internship in Mexico City

Country: Mexico
City: Mexico City
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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. This promotes socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

Brief about the Internship

The UN-Habitant will hire 3 interns where the internship is 6 months long in Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. Also, you should note that this internship is UNPAID and full-time. Due to COVID-19, the internship might be remote. The working hour is decided only after the discussion between the intern and their supervisor as well as considering the minimum requirements of the organization. Furthermore, interns work five days per week under their supervisor.


  • Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, assigned office as well as internship period.
  • support UN-Habitat’s projects in Mexico
  • Also, support project coordinators at the national office.
  • Be responsible for scheduling activities and reports.
  • Work in a team to achieve organizational goals, to support the achievement of project expected results. The intern will be responsible for making records and memories of the events organized by UN-Habitat.
  • Be responsible for various activities like:
  1. developing urban and public space diagnosis, policies, strategies, design, architectural plans, etc
  2. In addition, conduct research on urban design and public space
  3. assisting in the elaboration of urban design documents, guidelines materials, and presentations and assisting in producing information material
  •  Tailor language, tone and style to assist in establishing a connection between UN-Habitat’s counterparts in negotiation purposes.
  • Also, be involved in inter-agency initiatives at national area
  •  Work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team


  • Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
  1.  enrolled in a graduate school programme
  2. enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program
  3. Have graduated with Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent
  • In addition, be computer literate in standard software applications.

    Preferred area of studies:

    The applicants should be enrolled in a graduate school programme in Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning and/or related areas or be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme in architecture, urbanism, and/or related areas.


Work Experience

UN internship program doesn’t require working experience to apply but the following points are beneficial for the internship period:

  • familiarity with project planning
  • ability to work under tight deadlines
  • fluency in oral and written English and Spanish
  • also have a keen interest in the work of the UN and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
  • In addition, possess the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs

Application Guideline

  • a complete application including personal history profile and cover note
  • proof of enrollment in the current university or a copy of the degree certificate

Finally, all the possible applicants should note that the UN doesn’t require any payment or bank account information during the requirement process.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline30 November,2021
CityMexico City
Open toall nationalities
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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