United Nations World Food Program Internship 2017

United Nations World Food Program Internship 2017

Deadline: June 7, 2017

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. They are currently seeking to fill an internship position under the WFP Private Partnerships Division. The position will be based at the UN WFP Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The Internship will be for an initial period of 6 months starting from July 13, 2017. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

Interns will be assisting the WFP Private Partnerships Division with the following key duties:

  • Draft proposals, presentations, communication pieces and impact reports for French and English speaking partners and prospects;
  • Map and research selected companies/foundations/social enterprises in the fields of food security and resilience building;
  • Help set up and coordinate short-term employee secondments in WFP country offices;
  • Produce summaries / case studies on existing public private partnerships;
  • Monitor media and manage the team’s weekly updates;
  • Support account management tasks upon request, i.e. organize high-level meetings, field trips, etc.
  • Undertake other related tasks and duties when needed.


  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment. The current amount for Rome is around $860;
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs;
  • Depending on the duty station of assignment, WFP will reimburse travel ticket for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country;
  • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education.


  • Candidate should be currently enrolled and have attended University courses in the last 12 months inclusive of having completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated in the last 6 months in Business, Political Science or Marketing/Communications;
  • Have proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Be fluent in English and French;
  • Have strong analytical skills, with attention to detail;
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically;
  • Experience as an intern in a management/strategy consultancy or the marketing/ sustainability department of a company would be a plus;
  • Knowledge of the social enterprise world and public-private partnership building would be a plus.

For application and more information, visit United Nations World Food Program Internship.