UNICEF Internship programme

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers 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. 

 

Eligibility requirements
To be considered for an internship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • 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.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and
  • Have no other relatives in the line of authority which that you will report to.

Individuals must demonstrate excellent academic performance through recent university or institution records.
Additional consideration will be given to any past professional experience.

 

Allowance
Trainees can benefit from a monthly allowance.
 

How to Apply
Internships are published on the employment page
All applications must be submitted through the online e-recruitment system.

 

Find out more here.