2017 Application Process
Applications are closed! Please apply in November 2017.
Applicants for 2017 will receive decisions on their acceptance by February 20, 2017.
The dates for the Temple of Understanding’s 2017 UN Internship Program are June 26-July 28. Our daily meetings and activities will mainly take place at 777 UN Plaza (corner of East 44th Street and First Avenue), across the street at the UN, and in the neighborhood around the UN. However, we will travel to other boroughs for volunteer work and religious site visits.
The minimum age for the program is 16. We cannot make exceptions, as this is the minimum age to receive a UN grounds pass.
The fee for the United Nations Summer Student Internship Program is $1,800. This fee covers travel to service and religious sites, honorariums for speakers, room rentals, supplies, and various other expenses. If the fee represents a financial hardship for you, please submit a request for a scholarship with your application and include a 2015 or 2016 tax return. All requests for scholarships must be received at the time of application. Please note that requesting a scholarship will not impact our admissions decision.
You are responsible for finding your own housing if you are accepted. Housing must be secured by April 1, 2017.
DEADLINE EXTENDED! The application deadline is now JANUARY 21, 2017. Applications received after this this date cannot be considered.
To apply, please e-mail your electronic application to internships at templeofunderstanding.org. Include your name in the document title.