The Systems Engineer Internship Program at UNU Campus Computing Centre (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, multicultural 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
multifunction printer operations
virtualisation and cloud computing
backup strategies and solutions
hyperconverged infrastructure
composable infrastructure
software-defined networking
Programme features
A three-month project-based, hands-on internship with:

flexible working arrangement and the possibility of extension
remote collaboration with team meetings using Internet technologies
a project presentation prior to completion of the internship (optional)
an end-of-programme evaluation (both the intern’s performance evaluation and a program evaluation by the intern)
Programme benefits
The programme 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 your global professional network
a great opportunity to learn how technology fits into a United Nations agency
a certificate of internship confirming that the scheduled assignment has been undertaken and completed
a written recommendation upon successful completion of the internship
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.


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.

  • Salary Range N/A
  • Job Type Internship
  • Job Category(s) NGO/NPO
  • Visa Sponsorship? N/A
  • Language(s) English, Japanese