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The Systems Engineer Internship Program at UNU C3 aims to engage those who are interested in getting acquainted with and taking an active part in the day-to day-operations of an ICT department of a global university. From hardware troubleshooting to system deployment, and from project planning to end-user helpdesk management, interns will work to further their skills’ development in a range of ICT areas under guidance and supervision.


The ideal candidate

  • is majoring or has majored in a computing related degree or is currently pursuing or has recently completed postgraduate studies (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a computing related field;
  • demonstrates a passion for a particular area of systems engineering, be it software end-user support, server administration, software compliance, etc;
  • enjoys interacting directly with end-users
  • takes meticulous notes
  • is familiar with remote communication and collaboration methods;
  • is proficient in written and spoken English;
  • demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
  • possesses experience with Windows and Mac operating systems

Working Environment and Conditions

An internship with C3 is a chance to be part of a dynamic, multi-cultural team. C3 operates with a flat department structure—all staff are accessible and easy to talk to.

Work Assignments

Systems engineer interns at C3 engage in a number of ongoing projects, which include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • ICT strategies 
  • Exploring viable ways of integrating more open source software into our computing environment and operations
  • Information security and networking
  • Patch management 
  • Mobile device management 
  • SIEM solutions 
  • Infrastructure management automation tools 
  • WiFi management and RF surveying 
  • SQL Reporting 
  • Operating System Deployment 
  • Helpdesk operations and management 
  • VoIP systems 
  • Multi-function printer operations  
  • Videoconferencing 
  • Virtualization and cloud computing 
  • Backup strategies and solutions 
  • Hyperconverged infrastructure 
  • Composable infrastructure 
  • Software-defined networking 

Program Features

A three-month project based, hands-on internship with flexible working arrangement and possibility of extension; Remote collaboration with team meetings using Internet technologies; A project presentation prior to completion of the internship (optional), and an End of Program Evaluation (both an intern’s performance evaluation and a program evaluation by the intern).

Program Benefits

The program provides both tangible and intangible benefits for the interns, which include, but are not limited to: An opportunity to gain valuable international experience and expand global professional network; a great opportunity to learn how technology fits into a United Nations agency; a certificate of internship confirming the scheduled assignment has been undertaken and completed as well as a written recommendation upon successful completion of the internship.


The interns are required to commit 15-20 hours per week for at least three months. To build a mutual bonding, the interns also are required to sign an agreement of rights and responsibilities.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to submit the required documents below (in English) and apply online:

  • Cover letter (including areas of interest)
  • CV
  • Academic record/transcript (can be unofficial)

We also welcome initiatives and would consider any interesting project proposals put forward by the successful candidate. If you would like to learn more about being an intern, submit your inquiry using the Contact Form.


A small stipend is available to onsite interns. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. C3 offers equal opportunities to all applicants without discrimination of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, etc. Applications from those with Japanese ability, suitably qualified women candidates, or candidates from developing countries are encouraged.