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Intern - World Food Programme (WFP) 2023 Apply Now

The World Food Programme offers internships that provide students and recent graduates with valuable hands-on experience in the field of humanitarian assistance and food security. As an intern with WFP, you will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and multicultural environment, contributing to real projects and gaining insights into the operations of one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations.

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  • Support Programmatic Activities: Assist WFP teams in the implementation and monitoring of food assistance programs, including emergency response, nutrition initiatives, school feeding, and food security projects. This may involve data analysis, research, and report writing.
  • Research and Analysis: Conduct research on various aspects of food security and humanitarian response, including data collection, analysis, and assessment of needs in specific regions or countries.
  • Support Logistics and Operations: Contribute to the logistics and supply chain aspects of WFP's operations, assisting in the management and distribution of food aid and other relief items.
  • Communications and Advocacy: Support communication efforts by creating content for social media, assisting in the development of reports, and participating in advocacy campaigns to raise awareness about food insecurity and hunger issues.
  • Capacity Building: Assist in training and capacity-building activities for WFP staff and partner organizations, contributing to knowledge sharing and the development of best practices.
  • Administrative Tasks: Provide general administrative support to the WFP team, including organizing meetings, preparing documents, and handling day-to-day tasks.
  • Enrollment in or recent graduation from a relevant undergraduate or graduate program (e.g., international relations, development studies, public health, nutrition, logistics, etc.).
  • Strong academic performance and a demonstrated interest in humanitarian work, food security, or related fields.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English. Proficiency in other UN languages is a plus.
  • Adaptability and ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other relevant software.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel to field locations, if required.
Job Benefits
  • Hands-on Experience: Interning with WFP provides you with practical, hands-on experience in the field of humanitarian assistance and food security. You'll have the opportunity to work on real projects and contribute to meaningful initiatives, making a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable populations.
  • Networking Opportunities: During your internship, you'll have the chance to interact with professionals from diverse backgrounds, including experts in the humanitarian sector, government officials, and other international organizations. Building these connections can be invaluable for your future career prospects.
  • Skill Development: WFP internships offer a conducive learning environment, enabling you to enhance various skills such as project management, data analysis, research, communication, and cross-cultural collaboration.
  • Exposure to International Development: Working with WFP allows you to understand the complexities and challenges involved in international development and humanitarian work. This exposure can provide you with a broader perspective on global issues and development strategies.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: You'll have the opportunity to work closely with experienced professionals who can serve as mentors and guides, offering valuable insights and advice throughout your internship.
  • Resume Enhancement: Having WFP on your resume is a prestigious addition that can boost your credibility and attractiveness to future employers in the humanitarian, development, or related sectors.
  • Access to Training and Workshops: WFP may provide access to training sessions and workshops, further developing your skills and knowledge in specific areas related to food security, emergency response, and sustainable development.
  • Cross-cultural Experience: Working with WFP exposes you to a diverse and multicultural work environment, helping you develop intercultural competence and adaptability, which are valuable skills in today's globalized world.

To apply for an internship with the World Food Programme, interested candidates should visit the WFP's official website (www.wfp.org) and search for available internship opportunities. Follow the application instructions provided in the specific internship posting.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Non-profit Organizations
Job Location
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2000, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
April 11, 2024
Valid through
July 20, 2024
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