Internship Programme and Volunteers-UNESCO Bangkok

UNESCO Bangkok offers on-the-job training opportunities for graduate and post-graduate students worldwide to enhance their academic experience through practical work assignments (internship programme). Moreover, we offer non-students the opportunities to support the work of the Organization on a voluntary basis (volunteer programme).

The standard duration of internship is four months with a minimum duration being three months and maximum duration being six months. The duration of a volunteer assignment is more flexible but a maximum is also six months. Internships are normally on a full-time basis although assignments may be carried out on a part-time basis upon mutual agreement. Interns and volunteers are incorporated in the work as team members under the supervision of unit chiefs or programme specialists.

Interns should be enrolled in a post-graduate or graduate degree programme; in case of volunteers, they should have completed a graduate or post-graduate degree programme in a field relevant to the work of UNESCO (e.g. education, social sciences, international relations, journalism, laws, communication, natural sciences, public administration, development studies, human resources).

Please be advised that internship/volunteer assignments are undertaken on a voluntary basis and thus unpaid. UNESCO does not cover any costs of their travels, visas, insurances, vaccinations or living expenses. Remuneration and employment expectation are not offered.

Eligible candidates can learn about our programme activities that may be of their interest and can apply your knowledge and experiences to.


To apply for an intern or volunteer position, a candidate shall submit the following documents (must be typed):

  • CV with a photo
  • Cover letter 
  • Supplement form (for applicants to Culture Unit only)

Submit by email (copying the concerned unit) to:

Chief, Director’s Office
UNESCO Bangkok

*Applicants will be contacted only if their candidature is taken under consideration. Preselected candidates may be requested to send writing samples and/or invited for an interview.

Units Contact

Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL) –

Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) –

Education Policy and Reform (EPR) –

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) –

HIV Prevention and Health Promotion (HP2) –

UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Assessment, Information Systems, Monitoring and Statistics (UIS-AIMS) –

Culture (CLT) –

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission/Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (IOC/WESTPAC) –

Communication and Information (CI) –

Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP) –

Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) –

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