Intern at an international organisation!
Internships are a fantastic way to bridge the gap between academia and the professional world. In the right enviornment, you will be afforded the support you need to thrive, and never have a dull moment!
Before you apply, be aware that you will be competing with people from all over the world when submitting applications to international organisations. While this would create a diverse and enriching working enviornment, it will also increase the competition.
Unlike the EU, some internship opportunities may also be unpaid. This is important to remember, as it will effect your budget going forward! Thankfully, the EU has been successful in the ongoing battle against unpaid internships, which you can read about here.
Below are a few examples of opportunities in international organisations:
Check the full list of UN Agencies and bodies here!