Press Release

Shadowing Programme 2021

30 June 2021

Want to gain exciting insights into the world of the United Nations in Vienna? A virtual edition of the Shadowing Programme will take place from 24 October to 24 November 2021 It will offer students the opportunity to have a one-hour virtual encounter with a UN staff member and join a virtual guided tour through the Vienna International Centre (VIC) and a virtual career workshop.

Staff members from a range of Vienna-based organizations including the following are joining the Shadowing Programme 2021: 

How to participate 

If you are a student who is enrolled in a Masters or a PhD programme at a university in Turkey you are invited to apply by sending an email with subject title "2021 Shadowing Programme application" to with the following information in English:

  • Name
  • Nationality
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Field of study
  • University
  • Field of interest 
  • Name of the organizations you would like to “shadow” (first and second preference)
  • If selected, what would you expect to get out of the Shadowing Programme? (max. 50 words) 

PLEASE NOTE: The number of applications that can be accepted is limited, so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The deadline is 17 September 2021 close of business. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Furthermore, subject to availability you might be placed with a different organization than indicated.

The Shadowing Programme is not part of a recruiting process. It is an opportunity for students to gain insights into the work of a UN staff member.

How to know if you are selected to participate

The selection of students who can participate in the Shadowing Programme will be made after all registrations have been collected. The successful candidates will be contacted by email.

The Shadowing Programme takes place to help mark United Nations Day (24 October). It is coordinated by UNIS Vienna and organized in cooperation with all participating Vienna-based organizations.  

The United Nations in Vienna 

Vienna is one of the four headquarters of the United Nations, along with New York, Geneva and Nairobi. Since its opening on 23 August 1979 the VIC has become home to several different UN organizations. More than 5,000 employees from over 125 countries work for the 16 international organizations and units of the UN in Vienna. About a third are Austrians. 


Shadowing Programme 2021

UN entities involved in this initiative

International Atomic Energy Agency
International Organization for Migration
United Nations Department of Global Communications
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Information Centre
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UN Office for Outer Space Affairs

Goals we are supporting through this initiative