Following on from the info on EU internships, we’ve just been told about a UN Virtual Careers Fair. I don’t normally just reproduce info sent to us, but this one’s too good to miss:
The second Virtual Careers Fair will be held on 10 December 2013. The following international organizations will participate: The United Nations Secretariat (UN), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPs) and the European Personnel Selection Office (EU Careers).
For 24 hours, you will be able to pose questions to knowledgeable staff in these organizations about different careers opportunities. You will also be able to watch videos describing the participating organizations as well as the application process, competitive examinations and competency-based interviews.
To participate no registration is necessary. Please log on to http://careerfair.un.org on 10 December (ICT)/(CET)/(EST).
Please note that no CVs or applications will be accepted as the Fair is for information purposes.
If you want to know when that is, try this link to a time converter (handy website if you have to communicate across time zones).
The link they give is only for the fair, so if you want to know more about careers with the UN, have a look at their very informative website, UN Careers, including info on the Young Professionals Programme, Internship Programme and Volunteer Programme, which are likely to be the ones to check out for any of you without extensive experience.
Careers Consultant (Postgraduate) at the University of Manchester, UK