Yes, some FAO internships are paid while others are unpaid.
Paid internships at FAO are offered to interns who are selected for specific
programmes and projects, and these internships are advertised as such. The
compensation for these internships is determined based on the intern's level of
education, skills, and experience, and it is typically consistent with the
compensation for other entry-level staff at FAO.
Unpaid internships are also available at FAO, and they are
typically shorter in duration than paid internships. These internships offer
students and young professionals the opportunity to gain work experience and
enhance their skills in areas related to FAO's work, such as agriculture,
fisheries, forestry, natural resources management, and food security.
Interns are responsible for their own travel, accommodation,
and living expenses during their internship, regardless of whether the
internship is paid or unpaid. Some FAO offices may offer additional support or
resources to help interns find affordable housing or transportation.