UN Internship Cover Letter Example

Updated October 10, 2022
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If you are applying for your first job (even if it is an internship) at the UN, it is recommended to you write your UN internship cover letter in an impressive way. 

Do you think that it is impossible because you do not have any experience in hand? Wrong!

Writing a good UN cover letter has nothing to do with your experience level.

Since internships are given to people who have no experience, it is not a criterion at all.

How you craft your UN internship cover letter is what matters the most.

Even though you will be applying for a first job or internship, it is imperative that you tell the prospective employer that you are worth every second that will be spent in hiring and training you.

Since working at the UN is considered a big deal (and it is), you must make sure that your candidature is painted in a rosy manner – through the cover letter for the UN resume.

The following cover letter sample that aims to obtain a UN internship will help you create your own. Have a look!

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Sample Cover Letter for UN Internship

Grace Kelly
524 Ravine Street
Grenada, MS 54121
(000) 524-9656
[email protected]

October 10, 2022

Mr. Howard Dole
Human Resource Manager
United Nations Development Project
655 Sunflower Road
Grenada, MS 40212

Dear Mr. Dole:

Excited by the news that UNDP is offering internships at the Grenada office, I am sending my resume and job application for your perusal. I have been closely monitoring the UNDP development projects and am enthusiastic because of the fact that I’ll be able to contribute to one or more such projects.

Anticipating a position where I will be able to assist in handling development project modules, and supporting strategies to ensure the success of these projects, I invite you to go through my resume.

My latest experience includes providing volunteer services to a development initiative led by Green Peace. There, I performed exceptionally well due to my ability to provide both clerical and administrative support to assigned project modules. My written communication skills are excellent, as I am sure you will be able to gauge once you have been through the enclosed reports, which I have developed for Green Peace.

Additionally, I consider myself a great contender for an internship position at the UN because I have a thorough understanding of UN development work.

Positive that after interviewing me, you will also agree that I am the best person to hire as an intern at the UNDP office, I would like to meet with you in person. I will contact your office next week to set up an interview date and time. Please feel free to call me if you need further information regarding my credentials.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.


(Sign here)
Grace Kelly

(000) 547-8989

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4 thoughts on “UN Internship Cover Letter Example

  1. Muhindi Asaph Kagumire

    I am requesting for an internship vacancy in united nations. Am doing a Diploma in business administration specializing in marketing. My concern is to know how to apply for an internship.

    1. Sam Mogul Post author

      Dear Muhindi,

      Please keep an eye on the current job openings in the United Nations office of your area.


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