FAO Internship Programme Opportunity

The FAO Internship Programme is a learning opportunity for young individual undergraduate, post graduate or recent graduates with a practical work experience in a field related to the work of FAO to complement their academic knowledge and gain better understanding of FAO mandate and program.

If you are young, talented and highly motivated to share the new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience in FAO domains, this internship is best fit for you to kick start your career and, career progression and at the same time provides FAO with the assistance of qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in connection to FAO’s Strategic Framework and to UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Duration of the internship programme

The duration of an internship assignment is between 3 and 11 months.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the FAO internship programme prospective and qualified applicant must meet the criteria listed below:

  • Nationality: candidates must be nationals of FAO MEMBERS
  • Education: candidates must be students enrolled in an under-graduate or graduate degree program in a bona fide educational institution at the time of application, or recent graduates.
  • Languages: candidates must have working knowledge of at least one FAO official language (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian). Knowledge of a second FAO official language will be considered an asset.
  • Age: candidates should be aged between 21 and 30 at the start of their internship (i.e. internship should start before the candidate turns 31).
  • Skills: candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment, have good communication skills and be knowledgeable in the use of basic computer programs.
  • Residence/Visa status: candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status in the country of assignment prior to the start of the internship assignment.
  • Family relation: candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother, father) employed by FAO under any type of contract are not eligible for the Internship Program.

FAO Member Nation

Citizen and permanent residents of the FAO members nation listed below are eligible to apply for the FAO internship program.

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia

Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan

Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi

Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic

Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia

Fiji, Finland, France

Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana

Haiti, Honduras, Hungary

Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy

Jamaica, Japan, Jordan

Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan

Lao, People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg

Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Moldova, Republic of, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar

Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Macedonia, Norway


Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal


Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic

Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu

Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan

Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam


Zambia, Zimbabwe


  • Interns will receive a stipend in local currency and not exceeding US$ 700 per month.
  • Access to international work environment
  • Health insurance

Internship duty station

Preferably, interns are assigned to FAO offices/project locations in their own country or country of residence, excluding non-family duty stations, unless they are residing in that duty station prior to the start of the internship assignment.

How to apply FAO Internship Programme

Apply to the “Call for Expression of Interest”, which is published on FAO career portal

Interested candidates should apply on-line through the career portal.

Candidates must complete their on-line application form through FAO recruitment portal and apply for the Calls for Expression of Interest. A letter of motivation and the evidence of attendance at a recognized University must be attached to the application in the documents section.

Visit the FAO career portal to apply for the internship 

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