The Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) offers an internship program primarily to university and graduate students in the field of law and occasionally in other fields of study, such as administration and information technology. Internship applicants must: Information on how to apply can be found on the Application Process page. To learn more about the latest changes to the application process, click here. Female candidates are highly recommended. For more information on the United Nations Internship Programme in general, see the administrative guidelines contained in administrative instruction ST/AI/2014/1. Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are entirely the responsibility of the interns or their sponsoring institutions. The United Nations does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process, including application, interview, treatment, training, etc. The UN does not care about bank account information. The internship program is announced in early January, May and September.

Details of specific internship opportunities can be found in the Office of Legal Affairs internship offers posted on the UN careers website under Admission to the OLA internship program is very competitive. Interns are generally expected to perform tasks related to ongoing projects under the supervision of OLA legal counsel. When determining the mission of the trainee, due account shall be taken of the nature of the projects currently underway in the office and the purpose of the internship as expressed by the trainee. The program has a minimum duration of two months and a maximum duration of six months. Vacancies in legal affairs are administered by the United Nations Office of Human Resources Management. For more information on vacancies and application guidelines, visit the UN Careers website in