Job Title: FAO Internship Programme (UN Internships for Ugandans)

Organization: Food and Agricultural Organisation

Primary Location : Various Locations

Duration: From 3 months to 11 months

About the internship

  • Are you interested in working for an International Organization?
  • Are you willing to embark on a challenging opportunity that will enrich your personal as well as your professional experience?

If so, consider applying for an internship at FAO.

UN Internships for Ugandans: The Organization offers several options within its Headquarters and its decentralized offices worldwide to provide hands-on opportunities for students or young graduates to learn more about what FAO does.

General Requirements and qualifications 

  • Enrolled in an under-graduate, graduate degree programme in a bona fide (i.e. listed in the IAU/UNESCO data base) educational institution at the time of application, or recent graduates.
  • 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. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE and LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • Be nationals of FAO Member Nations.
  • Candidates should be aged between 21 and 30.
  • Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment and have good communication skills.
  • Candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother or father) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not be eligible for the Internship Programme.
  • Candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status in the proposed duty station prior to the start of the internship assignment.

FAO Internships – Remuneration

  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from FAO up to the amount of US$700. In some cases, the terms of sponsored internships may vary depending upon the agreement between FAO and the institution sponsoring the intern. Interns or sponsoring institutions are responsible for travel and visa costs.

FAO Internships – Important Considerations

  • Duration: for individual applicants, the assignment usually ranges from three months to a maximum period of six months;
  • Interns who are sponsored, the maximum duration of the internship is defined by the agreement between FAO and the sponsoring institution;

Applicants should apply to the Internship Programme only if they meet the minimum criteria.

How to Apply

Apply for the internships by clicking the link below:

Call for Expression of Interest

Interested candidates must apply through iRecruitment by submitting an on-line application together with a motivation letter and evidence of attendance at a recognized University.

For more details, please visit the Internship FAQ page.


NB: Only successful candidates will be contacted by FAO.


Deadline: 02/Mar/2019, 12:59:00 AM



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33 thoughts on “UN Internships for Ugandans – Earn $700 monthly with FAO Internship Programme”
  1. Hello FAO team,
    Can be considered if i apply for this opportunity because i’ve just made 31 years?


  3. I would really like to work with you people since i have no family i can travel anywhere arround globe and have passion for agriculture to serve the people in world.

  4. With all the due respect, can i be considered as a UN trainee because it’s my passion, my desire, even to go beyond and become a permanent employee………..Am willing to serve as required.

    1. Then you go and apply. You commenting on this job posting will not grant you a job. There are procedures in the listing, follow them. Simple.

    1. Then you go and apply. You commenting on this job posting will not grant you a job. There are procedures in the listing, follow them. Simple.

  5. I am in high school, an S5 candidate and i would like to learn from people that work with you, can i have a chance to do so? i can do any work allocated to me provided i can.

  6. I hold a diploma in project planning and management but but currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Adult and community Education at the same university -makerere, and in my second year of study, I have the desire to work with Far during my internship so as to develop my carier

  7. Am by names of NINSIIMA ALON a student of KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY pursuing bachelor of community development and social justice in year three, am seeking for placement for the second internship from June to July this year in your office. I hope my request will be put into your consideration.

  8. Hallo FAO team
    I recently graduated with a Bachelor of laws.
    I would really be honoured to work with you although im not sure i qualify.

    1. Please reread the job listing. It has all your answers.
      If you do not see what you are looking for, please refer to the links we have put in the post and contact FAO Uganda directly.

      Admin, Fresher Jobs Uganda

  9. Hello I Humbly request to have ny internship this june with FAO. Do u still qualify for it? I am pursuing a bachelors degree in Journalism and masscommunication. THANKS

    1. I humbly request to have my internship with FAO persuing Barchelors degree in business management. Thanks.

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