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Thank you for your interest in joining UNIDIR. With competitive benefits, a collaborative working environment, and an array of cross-cutting disarmament issue areas, UNIDIR brings together top thinkers, researchers, and policy actors. Open positions, fellowships, and graduate professional programmes are listed below.


UNIDIR works with the best talent. We make sure the person we hire is a skilled professional, a team-player and can fit into the Institute’s culture, able to thrive and work in a multi-cultural organization with a passion and intellectual rigor to contribute to our mission.

UNIDIR values inclusiveness, diversity and gender equity and will continue to strive to achieve full adherence to these principles in its policies and organizational culture. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

UNIDIR pursues a Gender and Diversity Policy and has in place a Gender and Diversity Action Plan for 2023-2024. UNIDIR is also a member of the International Gender Champions (IGC) and co-chairs the IGC Disarmament Impact Group.

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Our dedicated, professional and solution-oriented staff work in a variety of roles related to our mission of building a more sustainable and peaceful world. We have experts in the fields of conventional arms, nuclear physics, cyber security, AI, space debris, urban violence, and more. Join us as we become an even more indispensable fixture in the disarmament policy landscape.



The UNIDIR Fellow and Visiting Researcher programmes bring to the Institute thinkers – practitioners, scholars, diplomats – whose work enhances public and policy conversations about the most pressing disarmament and arms control issues of our day. There are no specific deadlines and our fellows and visiting researchers are selected on a rolling basis. We seek diverse thinkers and experts who bring new perspectives and ideas on critical arms control and disarmament challenges and who enrich the intellectual life of the Institute.



UNIDIR offers a limited number of unpaid positions through its Graduate and Professional Programme. However, eligible candidates will receive a stipend, as a contribution towards living expenses. Applicants are current undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate students, or may have recently completed their studies.