Top Tips: United Nations & Other IGOs
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2022 - 07:34 in Top Tips, The Professions
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Intergovernmental organizations are the largest international employers in the world, and building a career in the industry can be both rewarding and exciting. Here are a few key things that students should know before building towards a career with the UN or another IGO:

Top Tips

  • There are many types of IGO: IGOs differ in terms of mandate and scope, but whatever their specific focus, each IGO is dedicated to maintaining global order, upholding justice and promoting cooperation.
  • Specialization is key: There is a complex network of IGOs, and each has a specific focus. In order to work for an IGO, it is often necessary to have a great deal of knowledge and experience in the IGO’s area of focus.
  • IGOs don’t train: In order to be hired, even in an entry-level position, applicants must display language abilities, advanced degree status and a minimum of two years’ related experience.
  • Additional opportunities: For competitive young candidates, internships and volunteer positions are available with some IGOs.

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