Internships at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) offer graduate students a unique opportunity to broaden their knowledge of lifelong learning. They are designed to enable participants to develop valuable insights into the work of UNESCO as a whole and find future work with international organizations active in the fields of adult and continuing education, literacy, and non-formal basic education.

As a UIL intern, you will discover more about:

  • Implementing education and lifelong learning through local governments and the work of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities
  • Recognition, validation and accreditation of informal and non-formal learning from a global perspective
  • Adult learning and education, and the International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA)
  • Literacy and foundational skills, including action research
  • Effective literacy and numeracy practices from a global perspective
  • Family literacy, including intergenerational approaches to literacy teaching and learning
  • Community-based learning
  • Library and information sciences
  • Public relations and online publishing
  • Publication and information management

In addition to discovering more about UIL’s mandate, programmes and main objectives, the internship programme also offers participants a chance to augment their academic knowledge with relevant work assignments that can help them prepare for their future career. Participants also enjoy a unique opportunity to work in a multicultural and research-oriented environment.

UIL offers two types of internships: