Are you passionate about making a lasting difference for children? The world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
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
About the UNICEF Internship Program
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 into three main pillars: Programme and Policy, External Relations, and Operations.
Internships are offered depending on the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns.
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.
Number of Awardees:
Value of Internship
Internships at UNICEF are typically non-remunerative. All successful applicants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel, lodging, and living expenses during the internship period. There are a number of resources for supporting internships. Start the search at your own college.
Duration of Internship
For the internship to be worthwhile and effective, the duration is usually between six (6) and sixteen (16) weeks.
How to Apply
Visit our 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 ourInternship FAQ page.
Different application deadlines exist for the different number of internships. Click the link below to view the Internship positions and deadlines.