2018 Application Process
The dates for the Temple of Understanding’s 2018 UN Internship Program are June 28-July 27. 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.
PLEASE NOTE: The minimum age for the program is now 18. Up until this year, applicants had to be at least 16 years old to receive a UN Grounds Pass, but the UN has now mandated that one must be at least 18 years old to obtain a UN Grounds Pass. Unfortunately, this means that we can no longer accept students under 18 years old into the program. Applicants must be 18 years old by June 15, 2018.
The fee for the United Nations Summer Student Internship Program is $2,200. 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 2016 or 2017 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, 2018.
The application deadline is JANUARY 25, 2018. Late applications will not be reviewed. There are no exceptions.
To apply, please e-mail your electronic application to internships at templeofunderstanding.org. Include your name in the document title.