UNICEF 2017 Employment Internship Programme
The UNICEF Internship Programme offers eligible students the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF’s work. UNICEF is active in various functional areas related to its mandate, which can be categorized in three main pillars: Programme and Policy, External Relations and Operations. Read more about these areas here.
Internships are offered depending on the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns. Currently available internship opportunities are advertised on the UNICEF employment page.
To be considered for an internship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or PhD degree programme. Applicants enrolled in an undergraduate school must have completed at least two years of full-time studies.
- Be proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French or Spanish. Fluency in the working language of the office you are applying to is required.
- Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
Additional consideration will be given to any past professional experience.
How to Apply
Visit UNICEF employment page for a list of available internship opportunities.
All applications must be submitted through the online e-recruitment system. To apply for an internship, open the internship advertisement page and click on the “Apply” button found at the bottom.
Returning applicants who already have a profile may log into the e-recruitment system here.
For more details on the Internship Programme, please see our Internship FAQ page.
If I am accepted what kind of work will I be doing?
This will depend on the needs of the office to which you are assigned, your qualifications and interests. If you have specific interests or requirements for your degree program, you should include this information on the cover letter. Most interns work one or several projects such as research, databases management, or communications, and many others. Please refer to the internship advertisement for more information about the specific tasks of an internship position.