UNESCO Trainees Programme (2018)


Admission List


I. Joint organizers:

The Talents Development Committee (hereinafter referred to as “The Committee”) and the Macao Foundation (hereinafter referred to as “MF”)

II. Objectives:

To offer Macao's young talents with chances to intern in UNESCO Headquarter, offices and its affiliated institutions, the Macao SAR Government has signed a Cooperation Agreement with UNESCO, financially supporting up to 10 eligible Macao residents each year in this Program, by which they could expand their international perspectives and promote their professional growths.

III. Objects:

Qualifications for a professional degree (Bachelor or above) determined by an internship; and permanent residents of Macao aged under 30 before December 31, 2018.

IV. Duration:

In accordance with the requirements of the internship positions, for a period of 12 months at most (whichever is notified by UNESCO).

V. Position/ Location:

See the “List of Internship Positions”.

VI. Internship:

Gratuitous service in the assigned agencies. Guided, trained and supervised by the professionals of the assigned agencies. Interns are not UNESCO staff members, and shall not represent the agencies in any official capacity.

VII. Applications:

  1. Apply on the website of Committee from March 15 to April 30, 2018. Two applications of internship positions at most per capita.

  2. Fill in the “Online Application Form” and upload the electronic files of the following documents:

    a. A copy of the valid Macao Permanent Resident Identity Card;

    b. Copies of Certificates of education/ academic reports that last at least three consequent years within the period from secondary school to university, which issued by the applicant's educational institutes.

    c. A copy of the certificate of academic degree required for the internship position, and a copy of the report for each academic year (English version required); if the certificate of the related degree is not yet available at the time of application, then a copy of the enrolment paper is required, with a copy of academic degree certificate (English version required) further provided within the specified time limit after admission;

    d. Résumé and cover letter (written in English, within 2,000 words);

    e. Certificates of language proficiency tests, e.g.: IELTS, TOFEL or TOEIC, etc.;

VIII. Selection and confirmation:

The application documents shall be reviewed by the Committee, and a list of candidates shall be published consequently. The list shall then be submitted to UNESCO for selection and admission decision. The related decision shall be confirmed by MF, with a finalized admission list published on the website of the Committee.

IX. Date of publication:

Candidate List – May, 2018
Admission List – July, 2018

X. Grants and Fees:

  1. Transportation and insurance fees of the round trip between the grantee’s hometown and the internship location;
  2. Monthly subsistence allowance of MOP$12,000;
  3. The rest of the expenses shall be borne by the interns.

XI. Obligations of the interns:

  1. Log in to https://www2.scdt.gov.mo/ to complete the “Talent Information Registration";

  2. Sign the “Statements of Acceptance of Sponsorship and the Related Liabilities”;

  3. Obtain a current bank account in Macao to receive the sponsorship;

  4. Apply for visa personally;

  5. Receive no any other grant simultaneously issued by any other entities without permission of the Committee;

  6. Notify the Committee instantly in writing, in the case of any changes regarding local contact information occurring during the internship (e.g.: mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, etc.).

  7. Interns shall subscribe to the code of conduct and values of the internship agencies. An internship report (with no less than 1,500 Chinese characters or 2,000 Portuguese/ English words) shall be submitted to the Committee within 3 months after completion of internship;

  8. In the cases of failure to comply with any of the aforementioned circumstances, or make any false statement, or omit any substantial fact in the documents submitted for sponsorship application, the grants shall be revoked by the Committee. The concerned receiver shall be held legally liable, and repay a tantamount amount of received money to MF within one year, counting from the date on which he/she perform the aforementioned misconducts. A deferred repayment is subject to prior written permission from the Committee, with special circumstances applied only.

XII. Schedule:



Application period

March 15 to April 30, 2018

Publication of Candidate List

Published On the Committee website in May 2018

Selection Period

In June 2018

(The selection shall be handled by UNESCO under its own standards.)

Publication of Admission List

Announced on the Committee's website in June 2018
(The admitted will receive an e-mail notice.)

Procedure for submission of documents by the admitted

Submit the following documents within the 15 days after the admission list is published.

  1. A copy of résumé registered in the "Talent Information Registration " system;
  2. A signed “Statement of Acceptance of Internship Grants and the Related Liabilities”;
  3. A copy of the Macao bank account passbook (the page with the owner’s name and the account number);
  4. A copy of the certificate of academic degree required for the internship position (Applicable only to those who fail to submit when applying).


  1. Overdue submission of such documents shall be treated as a waiver. The vacancy shall be filled in order from the Waiting List. The document submission shall be completed within the 15 days after the aforesaid time limit;
  2. Except in the case of force majeure events or special circumstances, those who give up on admission are prohibited from participating in the activities organized by the Committee within 2 years.

Internship date

August 2018 (expected date)
(The specific date is subject to requirements of the internship position.)

XIII. For Enquiry 

Secretariat of Talents Development Committee


Tel:(853)8295 5123

Fax:(853)2855 5106

XIV. The Talents Development Committee reserves the right to modify, change and interpret the Regulations of the Program, and retains its discretionary powers.

Application period: March 15 to April 30 2018