Selected Resources

International Civil Service Commission


Although not a resource for listing position vacancies, this website contains links to many multinational organization recruitment and human resource pages that help applicants understand the wide range of positions available. The UN application form and instructions are also available on the site. Web.

International Organizations Employment Guide

US Department of State


This website from the US Department of State delivers valuable information on employment opportunities and the requirements needed for professional and senior positions in the United Nations and other international organizations. It is best used for gathering information on the types of jobs available and topics such as expected salaries and recruitment procedures. Some information on short-term and long-term positions with the United Nations can also be found. Web.

Northwestern University Library

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The Northwestern University Library website houses an extensive and updated list of international government organizations. Links are not limited to the United Nations or UN affiliates, but draw from a large variety of fields (economics, education, peace and security, banks, conservation and agriculture, human rights, women and children, and health). Web.

UN Careers Website:

UN Careers is the official job board of the United Nations. Job seekers can search hundreds of openings by category, job network, department, or even duty station. While most jobs require advanced degrees, there are internship and temporary job opportunities. Web.

UN Galaxy e-Staffing System Website:

Galaxy is the UN's official recruitment website. It contains a searchable database as well as a list of available vacancies in various occupational groups. In addition, Galaxy contains a link to the UN Peace Operations recruitment website and an extensive list of field and office job openings. Web.

UN Jobs Website:

UN Jobs, an association based in Geneva that is not officially affiliated with the UN, lists numerous positions in approximately one hundred organizations around the world. You can search for jobs by new listings, organizations, duty stations (locations), and upcoming deadlines. Many of the job openings in this privately compiled listing require advanced degrees and several years of experience. Some jobs for recent graduates or those with limited professional experience are available on this site. Web.

Worldwide Government Directory with International Organizations

CQ Staff Directories, 1,984 pages, 2012 (

This sizable publication provides contact information (phone, fax, and email) for the leadership of more than one hundred international organizations, as well as 32,000 elected and appointed officials in 201 countries. Anyone interested in working or communicating with multinational organizations and foreign governments will find the publication useful. The directory is available in hard copy or as an online resource by subscription. Print and Web.

Yearbook of International Organizations

K. G. Saur, 1,740 pages, 2012 (

Produced under its current title since 1950 (and now in its 48th edition), this six-volume publication of the Union of International Associations is a comprehensive directory containing profiles of more than 66,000 intergovernmental and international nongovernmental organizations. These listings, indexed both alphabetically and topically, include the organization's name and acronym in all working languages, complete contact information, executive leadership information, membership, mandate, history, structure, finances, activities, and publications. The listings also contain an array of statistical data concerning participation, activity levels, issue focus, and budgets. Print and Web.

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