United Nations & Other IGOs offers a brief look into the work of international governmental organizations and how to become involved with them. Intergovernmental organizations are the largest international employers in the world. This short section provides an overview of what intergovernmental organizations do and how you can begin building a career with one or more of them.
- 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....