Working for international organisations

Information on job opportunities in international organisations and how to apply.



The UK wants international organisations to have strong leadership structures that are able to shape effective and efficient organisations. We support merit-based recruitment to ensure that positions are filled by talented individuals. We want to see strong British candidates applying for, and taking up key roles within these organisations, to join the many already working there.

In this document you can find more information about the opportunities available in international organisations and how to apply. You can also find details of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Senior International Appointments programme, which matches suitable candidates to upcoming international opportunities.

The government is also keen to increase the number of British nationals working in EU institutions. These are handled separately and for further information, consult our guidance on working for the EU institutions.

Published 21 August 2013
Last updated 9 October 2015 + show all updates
  1. Information on The UN Junior Professional Officers Programme added
  2. Updated information on the UN Junior Professional Officers Programme
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  4. Invitation to the International Organisations Careers Fair 2014 added.
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