Internship - Information services unit

Deadline to apply: 
17 October 2018


Dates / duration 

A six-month internship at IIEP-UNESCO is now open (starting as soon as possible). We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in both editing/writing and education and/or development. The intern will contribute to publications on a breadth of issues facing education systems worldwide today and liaise with experts and researchers.

Training components and learning elements

The intern will be able to develop and exercise her/his skills in the following areas:

  • Editing and writing;
  • Critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, and summarizing;
  • Research in education and development (e.g. education for refugees and crisis-sensitive planning, girls education, quality and learning, and teachers) ;
  • Publishing; 
  • Working in an international environment;
  • Working within the UN context.

Description of the internship project(s)

The intern will become familiar with research documents and technical materials produced by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO). He/she will support IIEP’s work within the Information Services unit. Under the supervision of the Editor, the intern will:

  • Review and revise or edit documents (publications, case studies, internal documents, etc.);
  • Provide support in drafting various short texts;
  • Input corrections to proofs, using InDesign;
  • Assist with other activities as required.

Competencies required

  • Student (Master’s level);
  • Mother-tongue English, with a good knowledge of French;
  • Excellent writing skills; 
  • Excellent reading and analytical skills;
  • Autonomy;
  • Curiosity, ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • A general understanding of education and development issues. 


  • Unpaid Internship; 
  • Internship Location: IIEP, Paris, France;
  • Travel costs to Paris not covered by IIEP;
  • Lunch tickets provided by IIEP (valid only at the IIEP cafeteria); 
  • Reimbursement by IIEP of Metro transportation upon presentation of receipts.


Send cover letter and CV to:, with the subject line ‘Information Services Intern’