Program Assistant

Quaker United Nations Office

About the organization

We are a non-governmental organization, with offices at United Nations headquarters in New York and Geneva. In both locations, QUNO facilitates dialogue and works on specific issues by convening and facilitating informal, open conversations in which all participate on an equal footing. Working under the auspices of the Friends World Committee for Consultation, Quakers have been present and accredited to the UN since 1948. Our office in New York focus on areas of UN work that concern and engage Quakers from around the world. This includes programs on peacebuilding and conflict prevention.


Each year, the Quaker UN Office hires two Program Assistants in New York City. These are entry level positions for recent graduates who are interested in international affairs and the UN, and who have a commitment to Quaker principles of peace, nonviolence and equality. This competitive opportunity is a year-long service that involves everything from attending UN meetings to report writing, research, event planning, supporting communications and outreach work, and routine administration.


EDUCATION: University degree or equivalent in experience.

EXPERIENCE: Experience with analysis and interpretation of international social, economic, political developments.

OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: For a full list of required skills and abilities, please see the application at the link below.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please visit our website for additional details and the link to the applications site.

The deadline to apply for positions is Friday, January 29th, 2021, by midnight, Eastern Standard Time.

For any questions about the position or application process, please contact us at [email protected]

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