Swiss Youth at the UN & World Bank

Talent programme "Swiss Youth at the United Nations"

Immerse yourself in the work of the United Nations for a year.

For Swiss graduates only: The Swiss government, through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Peace and Human Rights Division (PHRD), funds a one-year talent programme at the United Nations - up to 20 positions are offered each year. With a Master's degree in hand and some initial work experience, you are eligible for this unique international opportunity.

Young professionals, SDGs

Types of assignments

The positions we advertise are diverse and reflect the thematic priorities of UN organisations, all of which address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some examples include:

  • Human rights
  • Programme analysis and coordination
  • Gender equality
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Peacebuilding coordination

Next call for application: 2024

All positions for "Swiss Youth at the UN" are listed on our job portal, cinfoPoste. To stay updated, create your profile and activate the relevant job agent.

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The following positions to work with the UN are now closed for applications:

Closed positions - Funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC):

Closed positions - Funded by the Peace and Human Rights Division (PHRD):

Minimum requirements

  • Swiss nationality
  • Master's degree in a relevant field
  • Ideally 12 months of relevant work experience (min. 3 months - max. 24 months)
  • Max. 28 years old at the time of application
  • Excellent command of English and knowledge of two official Swiss languages (active knowledge of at least one of them)
  • Demonstrated thematic interest in international cooperation, development, human rights, peace promotion or humanitarian affairs

Find out more about the programme:
Swiss Youth at the United Nations / World Bank

Where are they now?

Past participants of the programme look back on their experiences. What are the main learning opportunities of the programme? What are the career paths of these young people a few years after their assignment abroad?
Discover the results of our survey

Webinar replay: UN Youth Volunteer opportunities 2023

Frequently asked questions

What kind of work will you be doing? Will you be working for free? How can you apply? etc. Find the answers to your questions here:
FAQ Swiss Youth at the United Nations

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