Food and Agriculture Organization Internship Programme

Food and Agriculture Organization

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is hiring talented individuals for its Internship Programme. This programme aims to attract motivated young people who can contribute their innovative ideas, fresh perspectives, and latest academic knowledge to FAO’s domains. The internship provides a practical learning opportunity to supplement academic knowledge with hands-on work experience related to FAO’s work.


  • – Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited educational institution, or a recent graduate.
  • – Specialization in a field relevant to FAO’s mission and work.
  • – Proficiency in at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, or Spanish). Knowledge of a second FAO language is an asset.
  • – Aged between 21 and 30 years.
  • – Adaptability to an international, multicultural environment and strong communication skills.
  • – Adherence to FAO values of Commitment, Respect for All, and Integrity and Transparency.


Interns will be assigned tasks and responsibilities based on their profile and the organization’s needs, as specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR) prepared by the hiring office. They will contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and FAO’s Strategic Framework, supporting the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable agri-food systems.

Additional Information:

  • – FAO does not charge any fees during the recruitment process.
  • – Applications from qualified female candidates, nationals of non- and under-represented Members, candidates from Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries (LIFDCs), Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Land-locked Developing Countries (LLDCs), and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are encouraged.
  • – Selected candidates must have appropriate residence or immigration status in the proposed country of assignment.
  • – Candidates with family members employed by FAO are not eligible.
  • – FAO provides a monthly stipend to interns if they are not sponsored.

How to Apply:

  • – Visit the FAO recruitment website (Jobs at FAO) and complete your online profile.
  • – Attach a letter of motivation and evidence of attendance/academic qualifications.
  • – Apply and submit your application through the FAO recruitment portal.
  • – Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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