UN job perks: What you need to know

New York is among the most expensive places to live. The United Nations, which is headquartered in New York, provides rental subsidy to professionals stationed there. Photo by: PhotoRack

Jobs at the United Nations are some of the most sought-after in international development. The reason: Perks are comparable to those in the private sector.

“The U.N. looks after its employees well, regardless of whether they are in the HQ [headquarters] or in the field,” said Jasmina Popin, who currently works for the U.N. Industrial Development Organization.

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    Ingrid Ahlgren

    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.