INTERNSHIPS

2024 CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

For 2024 it is planned to launch 3 calls for applications for internships in the United Nations for young people from the Basque Country.

Those internships will take place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris (in collaboration with the BBK Foundation), and at the Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland (in collaboration with the Basque Government’s Vice-Ministry for Human Rights, Memory and Cooperation).

In addition to these international training experiences, UN Etxea has agreements with the three Basque universities to tutor undergraduate and postgraduate students in their curricular internships.

BBK-UNESCO Internationalisation Internships

Call scheduled for September 2024.

Every year, the BBK Foundation together with UN Etxea offers two training internships at the Headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Paris.

15 young people from Biscay have received this six-month long training internships since 2014. All the beneficiaries of the internships have had the opportunity to further develop their professional careers at UNESCO.

Human Rights Internship Training Programme

Call for applications 2024 closed.

UN Etxea, with the collaboration of the International Catholic Centre of Geneva, organises annual training on the United Nations Human Rights Council of Geneva and its standard-setting instruments.

This training programme provides a practical approach to the UN human rights protection mechanisms. It combines a theoretical part with practical and face-to-face participation in different bodies of the Human Rights Council.

Internationalisation Internship on Human Rights

Call for applications 2024 closed.

UN Etxea together with the Basque Government’s Vice-Ministry for Human Rights, Memory and Cooperation offers an annual training internship in the field of Human Rights to a young person from the Basque Country at the headquarters of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland..

The beneficiary will join OHCHR for a period of 6 months.

Non-active internships

No call for applications in 2024

UN internships

We have managed the UN Grants programme since 1997, with funding from the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation.

Since 1997, some 190 young people have been awarded these grants and joined UNESCO offices in impoverished countries, thus beginning a professional career in international cooperation and the UN.

Non-active internships

No call for applications in 2024

Training internships in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve

With the support of the Basque Government’s Natural Heritage and Climate Change Directorate, UN Etxea runs two annual grant programmes for a paid practical training residency in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve.

Non-active internships

No call for applications in 2024

Training internships on cultural heritage

With the support of the Department of Basque and Culture in Biscay Regional Council, UN Etxea awards grants for paid practical training within its culture for development programme.

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