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Start your humanitarian experience

The World Food Programme is always looking for talented, motivated and enthusiastic students from around the world. An internship at WFP is a great opportunity to acquire practical work experience while contributing to the goal of reaching Zero Hunger.

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Am I eligible for an internship?

Currently enrolled in a recognized university or graduated in the last six months
Completed at least 2 years of undergraduate studies
Motivated, team player and open to new challenges
Working knowledge of English (other UN languages are a plus)
Interested in learning and taking a first step in the humanitarian sector

Keep in mind

University records
Once you are chosen for an internship with WFP, please be prepared to provide your recent university record, ie: proof of enrolment or degree, as well as course transcripts.
Duration and stipend
WFP's internships normally last between two and eight months. WFP contributes to your internship with a stipend that is connected to the specific duty station. The maximum amount is US$1000 per month.
Medical insurance
Before you start your internship with WFP, you will be asked for a proof of medical insurance.
Travel, accommodation & visa
You will be responsible for organizing and paying for your travel and accommodation arrangements, however WFP will reimburse travel tickets for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country. It is your responsibility to organize a visa for your internship and cover related costs. WFP can support you with the required documents.

The World Food Programme has been awarded with a Gold Standard Internship Host Badge by The University of Oxford for the support and the quality of the internship experience it has provided to their students over the last few years.

Internship Programme Award badge from University of Oxford