In Partnership with the United Nations, Misk Foundation introduces a fellowship opportunity through the Junior Professional Officer Program (JPO). The JPO program is considered one of the best entry-points for a career with the UN and it targets fresh graduates with a post-graduate degree or young professionals looking to pursue a career in philanthropy.
The main objective of the program is to provide young professionals an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of multilateral international cooperation through a learning experience under the supervision of specialists. The goal from the program is to contribute to the advancement and furtherance of their organization’s mandate.
Saudi youth interested in pursuing a career in the UN and its agencies with the below criteria:
You will need to check with your university directly as this will depend on the number of hours required for your internship/co-op.
You can find more information about the program dates on the program specific page.
Yes, the video is a mandatory part of the application. For more details about how to record your video, please visit our application page for the opportunity that you are applying for.
High school students, college students, fresh graduates and experienced youth can also participate in short-term virtual experiences with minimal human interaction that mimic entry level work offered by top-tiered firms, local SMEs and start-ups.
Currently, the program is running:
Long-term placement programs (e.g., UN JPO program, UNESCO traineeship)
Short-term internship and co-op programs (e.g., IBM, Hyperloop)
The program instils confidence in students as they feel they are on the right path to an impactful career through hands-on experience in prestigious placements.
You can take the test through Duolingo English as an alternative standardized proficiency test. Please note that scores are available after 48 hours from taking the test so take that into account.
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