WFUNA International Model UN Intern




One United Nations
New York
New York
United States



The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations. Established in 1946, we represent and coordinate a membership of approximately 100 United Nations Associations and their thousands of members. We work to build a better world by strengthening and improving the United Nations, through the engagement of people – global citizens - who share a global mindset and support international cooperation. Our organization has offices at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva, and hosts interns in both locations.


This position is based in WFUNA’s New York office and applicants must have a valid US Visa.


The WIMUN intern will assist WFUNA’s MUN Coordinator with the organization’s Model UN related work, including but not limited to:

-the development of online training modules,

-putting together PowerPoint presentations,

-researching topics,

-figuring out the appropriate country matrices to use for different simulations,

-updating the WIMUN website as needed,

-assisting in the planning of Model UN conferences organized by WFUNA.


- Access to UN Headquarters in New York, conferences, events and resources.

-Professional Development through in-office training and experience • Networking opportunities and ability to make contact with UN staff, diplomats, civil society members from around the world.

-This internship is unpaid, but a monthly MTA card will be provided.


-Prior experience participating in Model UN; knowledge of the WIMUN approach is desirable but not required.

-Undergraduate degree required, postgraduate degree or coursework towards a graduate-level degree preferred.

-Ability to self-start, prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines.

-Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and technical skills.

-Interest in international affairs and Model UN.

-Fluency in English is required; knowledge of a foreign language is a plus.

-Experience with social media and website management is a plus.

To apply, please go to WFUNAInternship-Application-Form-New-York-Office and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Due to high levels of interest, we will only respond to prospective candidates. Please note we cannot respond to email or telephone requests about this position.

Due to visa restrictions, position will be given to applicants who possess a validUS visa.