The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) is offering a six-month internship with our office in Kathmandu, Nepal, from August 2017. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate and post-graduate students interested in security matters, particularly disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation, to get involved with UNRCPD’s work and to assist in the promotion of United Nations global norms of peace and disarmament.
UNRCPD assists countries in Asia and the Pacific in achieving their peace, security and disarmament goals, through provision of substantive support, coordination of activities at sub-regional, regional and international levels, and information sharing on global and regional activities. UNRCPD is part of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs.
This internship is UNPAID will require a full-time commitment for six months, working five days per week (Monday – Friday).

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of UNRCPD’s Director and direct supervision and management of the Deputy Director (and possibly other officers), the intern will be responsible for, but not limited to, performance of the following duties:
• Assist in monitoring, researching and analyzing trends and developments in the area of peace and disarmament in the region;
• Draft background papers, communications and content for reports etc.;
• Assist in organizing conferences, meetings, workshops and other events on disarmament issues;
• Assist in administrative/logistical tasks related to operation of the Centre; and
• Perform other duties as required.



Required Skills and Experience


  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.


  • Experience in the field of peace and disarmament or a related area is desirable; and
  • Experience with website maintenance is advantageous.
  • Expertise and knowledge of conducting research; and
  • Computer literacy, incl. Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel).

Language Requirements:

  • Full fluency in spoken and written English;