The UN Foundation is always looking for passionate changemakers to contribute to our mission to help the UN drive global progress. Explore this page to learn more about career and internship opportunities, benefits and more.

We are committed to creating an enjoyable, productive workplace, where everyone’s contribution is recognized.

Search our list of open opportunities and apply through our career portal. Come join our diverse team of international professionals working to help solve global problems.

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Internship Opportunities

As a UN Foundation intern, you play a critical role in supporting our work. If you are enrolled in a degree-seeking program or a recent graduate (less than eight months), you can apply!

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Career Opportunities

Check out full- and part-time positions we are seeking to fill.

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We are committed to offering our staff an affordable and comprehensive benefits package.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UN Foundation is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive communities at work and around the world.

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Learn more about out application process before applying. We look forward to seeing your application.


I’ve submitted a job application. What’s the next step?

After you submit your application, we will send you an email notification that your application has been received.

Our People & Culture team works hard to review the candidate pool for open positions in a timely manner. Due to the high volume of applicants received, we are not able to reach out personally to all who apply. We appreciate your patience during the review process.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a recruiter or a direct member of the team with which you have applied, who will outline next steps.

How can I see if a job I applied for has been filled?

If a role that you have applied to no longer appears on our Careers page, the role is closed for new applicants. This does not indicate that the role has been filled, only that we are not accepting new candidates for review.

When a posting has been filled, those not selected to move forward will be notified by email. We keep all applications on file and encourage you to apply to any future positions that align with your skills and interests.

I have a friend who works at the UN Foundation. Can he/she refer me?

Yes, have your friend contact our People & Culture team with your resume and cover letter. We are happy to mark your application as a referral in our system. Please note this does not guarantee an interview or offer of employment.

I am having technical trouble applying through the career portal. Where can I go to resolve this?

For technical issues or login questions, please reach out to our applicant-tracking system iCIMS for support. Customer support representatives are available 24 hours a day to provide answers: Customer support representatives are available 24 hours a day to provide answers: 800-889-4422.

Where can I go to learn more about the benefits the UN Foundation provides to its employees?

You can find our list of benefits here.

Does the UN Foundation sponsor non-U.S. citizens for work visas?

From time to time, the UN Foundation can sponsor individuals for non-immigrant visas. This is highly dependent on the requirements of the job and the needs of the organization at the time. You are encouraged to apply to any jobs you are qualified for. If the role is appropriate for visa sponsorship and you are selected to move forward, we will reach out regarding next steps.

Where are jobs located? Does the UN Foundation hire remote employees?

UN Foundation hosts employees at our Washington, D.C. headquarters (1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005) and New York City (801 2nd Avenue, Suite 900, New York, NY 10017) office. In some instances, employees can work remotely from other U.S. locations. The job description will specify where the role can be housed.

UN Foundation cannot guarantee relocation packages to new hires who need to move to the D.C. or NYC area.

What should I expect from the interview process?

The interview process is our best opportunity to get to know a potential candidate and have the candidate learn more about the important work we do here at the UN Foundation. The process varies across teams, but usually includes an initial phone interview with a recruiter or team member, followed by an in-person interview with members of the team. In some cases, you may be asked to take a skills-assessment test or submit additional materials to help the hiring managers evaluate your qualifications.

In your interview, you will be asked about your academic and work experience and are encouraged to ask questions of us. You should familiarize yourself with the work of the Foundation and the specific team with which you are applying.

Interviewers are looking to see what value you will add to their team and the organization, so be prepared to offer examples of your pertinent achievements.

I was not selected for a role. What could I have improved to make my application stronger?

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide personal feedback to unsuccessful candidates. Most candidates who are not selected have very impressive qualifications but did not have the qualifications and experience that fit the needs of the organization at the time. We encourage you to apply to any future positions that fit your skills and interests.