Are you a recent graduate or enrolled in a graduate programme? Would you like to experience first-hand the operations of the United Nations and contribute towards rewarding work? Do you have a commitment towards addressing environmental issues of international importance related to the Yellow Sea? If so, then our Internship Programme could be for you!

At the YSLME Phase II Project Management Office, we value diversity and a continuous drive for learning. Our internship program offers a training ground for students and recent graduates who want to share their talents, skills and experience while working in an international environment.



If you think an internship with us could be your next step, please see below if you meet the eligibility requirements. If yes, please submit an application.


1.  Status 1. All applicants should have a Bachelors degree, be a recent postgraduate (within 1 year) or or be enrolled in a postgraduate program prior to the applications date of the internship.
2.  Academic Qualifications Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in a relevant field
3.  Languages 2. Excellent spoken and written English, Good knowledge of Chinese and/or Korean (both writing and speaking) will be considered as a strong advantage
4.  Experience Prior exposure to similar work experience and/ or UN/ International organization system would be a distinct advantage
5.  Computer skills Microsoft Office
6.  Attitude Demonstrate initiative, flexibility and commitment to international work
7.  Availability 6-month commitment (either part or full time)


How to Apply

Interns are recruited through a competitive application process via: specific vacancy announcements (listed on our ‘Other Opportunities’ page) To apply, please complete the following steps:

  1. Ensure you satisfy the eligibility criteria above.
  2. Visit the application site via a link in ‘Other Opportunities’ page
  3. Complete your application following instructions in the application site


Selection will take into consideration the applicants letter of intent, academic achievements and research accomplishments and letters of recommendation. Further documentation may be requested for shortlisted candidates. Please kindly note that due to the number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not receive a response within 12 months of submission, your application has not been retained.


Location and Renumeration

Interns will based on 5th Floor G-Tower 175 Artcenter-daero Yeonsu-gu Incheon RO Korea, and receive a small stipend for the duration of the internship from UNOPS or Incheon City.

Stories and Testimonials

Our Interns

Ms. Weijia Chen

My name is Weijia Chen. I am from China and working on a double major in International Studies and Global Korean Studies at Ewha Womans University in ROK. It is a great honor for me to be an intern of YSLME project to experience Korean office culture and system of organizations with the UN structure. YSLME project involves cooperation among countries, mainly PRC and ROK. Working in YSLME can help me better understand international relations because of the special status of the UNOPS independent from governments. In addition, it is an excellent chance for me to work in marine and ecosystem field for sustainable development. The opportunity in YSLME will definitely expand my horizons and become one of the most unforgettable experience. I am really looking forward to my joining of the YSLME project as a communication intern.

Ms. Yifei Li

I am Yifei Li from Qingdao, Province of Shandong, who just got the bachelor degree in Spanish Philology in the summer of 2018. It’s my pleasure and great opportunity to become the intern of the YSLME Phase II Project Management Office. As I was grown up in a coastal city along the Yellow Sea, I’m looking forward to being involved in the project of marine conservation and marine ecosystem protection which is closely related to me. In this case, I joined the WMO/WCRP/ ICGPO (International CLIVAR Project Office) in the summer of 2017 after my one-year study in Spain. It was not easy for me as an undergraduate at the university and I found that I’d like to learn more diverse knowledge and participate more in varieties of activities in a real international workplace. As a consequence, here I come and it will be one of the first steps and a great motivation for my further study in Master’s degree in the relevant career. I’m convinced that this internship will be an undoubtedly memorable experience.

Intern Alumni

Ms. Nera Mariz Puyo, Communication Intern

My six months of working at the YSLME Phase II Project Management Office have been nothing short of a humbling experience. As a communication intern, my tasks were to produce contents and manage the Project’s website, prepare meeting documents, coordinate with stakeholders, and write communication materials, among others. My duties were diverse and along the way, I got to learn more about areas in marine environment and biodiversity. Furthermore, this internship afforded me an opportunity to get first-hand experience in the United Nations where I got to meet and learn from experts. What I love about working in the PMO is that the staff guide us, interns, on what to do and at the same time give us creative freedom, fostering skills in working independently and discovering more of our potentials. It has been an honor working with such a passionate team. Although my contract has ended already, I will continue to be an ambassador of YSLME and its initiatives.