Apply for UN/DESA Italian Fellowships Programme!

Deadline: 30 June 2017

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA) is currently seeking applications for its Italian Fellowships Programme. Through this Programme, young skilled professionals are selected for a one-year placement in the field offices of either International Organizations or the Italian Development Cooperation. Before taking up their assignment in the host country Fellows attend a mandatory two-week training course, which is an integral part of the Programme.

The fellowships under this Programme are awarded to enhance development assistance delivery in developing countries and to provide young professionals with a valuable opportunity to enrich their professional experience and enhance their work methods and techniques. During their assignment fellows participate in analytical, research and operational activities in the area of capacity development, including project identification and development.

Initially rolled out in 1999 as a pilot scheme awarding 12 fellowships, the Programme has gradually grown into a fully-fledged initiative awarding on average 30 fellowships a year. To date, a total of 510 young Italian professionals have participated in the Programme.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet all of the following requirements to be considered eligible for the Programme:

  • 28 years old or younger (candidates must not turn 29 during the calendar year of application)
  • Italian nationality
  • Fluency in English and Italian
  • Advanced university degree (or degree combinations), such as:
  • Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica
  • Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico
  • Laurea/Laurea Triennale plus university Master’s degree awarded before the application deadline
  • Bachelor’s degree plus university Master’s degree awarded before the application deadline
  • The professional competencies expected of Fellows may vary from year to year according to the specific requests from the recipient organizations. Fields of expertise include – but are not limited to – governance and local development, rule of law, food security, agricultural development, urban development, migration, humanitarian affairs, culture and education, gender, information and communication technology, statistics and data management, private sector development, microcredit, economic development, and sustainable development.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: Italy

For more information, please visit Italian Fellowships Programme.

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