The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organisations – UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank – and works closely with global and national partners towards achieving the 20 Fast-Track Commitments by 2020 and ending AIDS by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Working for UNAIDSJoint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS

UNAIDS has 708 staff (by April 700), of which 70% in the field and 30% at headquarters.

Sought profiles

Specialists in human rights, community mobilisation, gender equality, public health, epidemiology,
resource mobilisation, strategic information.

Opportunities for students and junior professionals

UNAIDS offers internships of six weeks to six months for candidates who are engaged in post-secondary studies leading to a formal qualification from an approved university programme at the under-graduate or post-graduate level.


Geneva, Switzerland

Fields of activity
Coordination, strategic information, human rights, gender equality, community mobilisation, communication, public health, epidemiology,
resource mobilisation.

Countries of operation
Offices in 70 countries.
Joint UN Teams on AIDS Active in 97 countries based on the support of regional offices and the Leadership of ‚Cosponsors‘ (11 UN agencies)

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