Ingrid is a Devex correspondent based in New York City. She worked as a staff writer for Vault.com from 2007 to 2009, helping to write guidebooks, including the "Vault Guide to the Top Government and Nonprofit Employers." Before moving to New York, she was a researcher for National Geographic Traveler magazine in Washington, D.C. Ingrid holds a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri. As the daughter of a U.S. diplomat, she grew up all over the world.
The United Nations depends on 40 specialized agencies and programs to promote cooperation among its 193 states. UNAIDS, UNICEF and the World Food Program are hiring professionals, support staff, junior professionals, consultants and interns focusing on everything from health to education and food security.
Since its establishment in 1945, the United Nations has grown into a body of 193 member states. With so many to serve, its operation is understandably vast. Find out what job opportunities look like in some of its specialized agencies located around the world.
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