Shadowing Programme at the United Nations in Vienna


BOKU-Studierende können hinter die Kulissen der UN Organisationen in Wien schauen - Bewerbungsschluss 11. September.

Shadowing Programme at the United Nations in Vienna

Want to spend one day looking behind the scenes at the United Nations in Vienna? The Shadowing Programme taking place from 24 October to 24 November 2014, will offer students the opportunity to accompany UN employees during their working day and to gain exciting insights into the international world of the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

What does UN staff do to advance global disarmament or how do they fight drugs, human trafficking and organized crime? How is UN staff involved in the field of refugee protection or the peaceful use of outer space? How do the press and information activities in the UN work? Or are you perhaps interested to know more about what it takes to simultaneously translate at conferences in all six official UN languages, or how to edit and to print documents with a thousand pages and more?

How to participate

Interested students who are enrolled in a Masters or a PhD programme are invited to apply via e-mail to margarita.calderon-peter(at)boku.ac.at  by indicating their field of study, their name, their telephone number and their email address. Application deadline: September 11th, 2014.

Selected candidates will be invited to join a free guided tour prior to the Shadowing Programme in order to learn more about the UN in Vienna. They will also be invited to a career workshop hosted by the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna – all the dates will be communicated to the successful candidates.

How to know if you were selected to participate

The selection of students who can participate in the Shadowing Programme will be made after all registrations have been collected. The successful candidates will be contacted per email.

The Shadowing Programme is taking place on the occasion of United Nations Day (24 October). It is organized by UNIS Vienna in collaboration with the career services of the University of Vienna, the Diplomatic Academy, the Vienna University of Technology, the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, the Vienna University of Economics and Business, partner organizations in Slovenia, Slovakia and Hungary, as well as with the Vienna-based UN organizations.

The United Nations in Vienna

Vienna is one of the four headquarters of the United Nations, along with New York, Geneva and Nairobi. Since its opening on 23 August 1979 the VIC has become home to several different UN-organizations, including the Office of the United Nations in Vienna (UNOV), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

More than 4,000 employees from over 100 countries work for the 15 international organizations and units of the UN in Vienna. About a third are Austrians.


29.08.2014