Employment Opportunities in Global Peace and Security

Posted by Courtney Johnson
November 10, 2012
Flags of the World Outside the United Nations in New York

Interested in international affairs? Looking for professional opportunities to advance global peace and security? Apply now through November 28, 2012 for the United Nations Associate Expert program. This one-year position in New York will give you the opportunity to work on key issues of international security, such as analyzing peacekeeping missions or researching impacts of sanctions. As an Associate Expert, you will work alongside some of the world's foremost experts on peace and security issues.

The U.S. Department of State sponsors U.S. citizens under the age of 32 to work for the United Nations Secretariat as Associate Experts on projects that promote international peace and security and economic and social development. This fully-funded staffing program strengthens the capacity of the United Nations and provides young professionals with unrivaled experience in multilateral affairs.

For more information about the Associate Experts program, please read the eligibility and application requirements on our website, to see if this opportunity is right for you. You can learn about additional professional opportunities at the UN and other international organizations by exploring our job database on our employment website, and following us on Twitter (@State_IO) to receive announcements when new listings are posted.



Brandee L.
November 10, 2012

Brandee L. writes:

This sounds like something I'd like to do...except I'm 37.

What kind of positions open to older adults?

Todd B.
Pennsylvania, USA
November 10, 2012

Todd B. in Pennsylvania writes:

Sounds like a great opportunity except for the age limitation. Why 32? At 32 I wasnt an "expert" at much especially not peacekeeping or international affairs. This limits real "experts" such as myself and a wealth of others in their 40s and early 50s who would welcome the opportunity.

Suzanne C.
United States
November 10, 2012

Suzanne C. in the U.S.A. writes:

Who is behind this website? Which WHO? China? Any letterer? Theo, thinking I could be a molecular biologist while on the lam?

New Mexico, USA
November 11, 2012

Eric in New Mexico writes:

If there is an age limit, then the UN secretariat is not an equal opportunity employer.

Since The US dept of State is sponsoring US citizens under 32, then an agency of the US gov. which is by law an "equal opportinity employer" and should not descriminate based on color, creed, gender or age; is willing party to such age discrmination.

What up with that, Courtney?

Jorge P.
Puerto Rico
November 13, 2012

Jorge P. in Puerto Rico writes:

don't you have something for 45 years old people that want to contribute to the cause thanks

Florida, USA
November 14, 2012

David in Florida writes:

So do those of us who are older than 32 suddenly stop becoming "experts" once we reach this milestone? How ridiculous. Age decimation at its most blatant.

United States
March 5, 2013

E. in the U.S.A. writes:

Why 32 years old to apply for this job? why not respond to this and other questions below?


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