• Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is an international organization that works to fight hunger and achieve food security for all. The FAO Internship Program is a learning opportunity for talented young people to gain practical work experience in a field related to the work of FAO. Through the internship, interns will contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and FAO’s Strategic Framework to build more efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable agri-food systems.

The FAO Internship Program is a chance for young people to learn about and contribute to the work of FAO, which is to end hunger and achieve food security for all. Interns will gain practical work experience in a field related to FAO’s work, and they will also contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and FAO’s Strategic Framework.

The FAO Internship Program is a great opportunity for young people who are passionate about food security and agriculture. It is also a great opportunity for young people to learn about the work of the United Nations and to gain valuable work experience.

FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture

  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality


  • FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  • Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non- and under-represented Members, as well as candidates from Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries (LIFDCs), Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Land-locked Developing Countries (LLDCs), and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are encouraged to apply to this Call for Expression of Interest.
  • All applications will be reviewed, and only qualified applicants will be directly contacted for interviews by the hiring office and contacted again, if selected.
  • Candidates who have already undertaken an internship assignment at FAO will not be eligible for another internship.
  • Selected candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status in the proposed country of assignment prior to joining the organization.
  • Candidates with family members (defined as mother, father, sister, or brother) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not eligible for the Internship Program.
  • FAO provides a monthly stipend to interns if they are not sponsored by sending universities or other entities.

The deadline is January 01, 2024, 04:59 AM UTC.





  • Gaining practical work experience in a field related to the work of FAO. Interns will be assigned to projects that match their skills and interests, and they will have the opportunity to learn from and work with experienced professionals.
  • Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and FAO’s Strategic Framework. Interns will play a role in FAO’s efforts to fight hunger and achieve food security for all.
  • Developing their professional skills and knowledge. Interns will have the opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge, and to develop their existing skills.
  • Building their professional network. Interns will have the opportunity to meet and network with professionals from FAO and other organizations.
  • Enhancing their CV. An internship with FAO is a valuable addition to any CV.
  • A monthly stipend. Interns will receive a monthly stipend to cover their living expenses.
  • Travel costs. FAO will cover the cost of travel to and from the internship location.
  • Health insurance. Interns will be provided with health insurance for the duration of their internship.


  • Enrolled in an under-graduate, graduate degree program in a “bona fide” educational institution at the time of application or recent graduate. Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/.
  • Candidates must specialize in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.
  • Working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish). Knowledge of a second FAO language will be considered an asset.
  • Be nationals of FAO Members.
  • Candidates should be aged between 21 and 30.
  • Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment and have good communication skills.
Eligible Regions: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Application Process

  • To apply, Visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. The strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills.
  • Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation, the evidence of attendance in a recognized university or copy of academic qualifications to the online profile.
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application. Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile.
  • Personal information provided in your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application.
  • Candidates who are not selected before the closing date and wish to be continuously considered for an assignment are requested to re-apply to the new Calls.
  • They encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

Application Deadline: January 1, 2024

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