The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF’s work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.
When a UNICEF office identifies the need for an intern to support their team, they publish the opportunity, and all eligible candidates can submit their application through our website.
UNICEF is recruiting interested candidates for paid internship programmes in different countries like Sri Lanka, Ghana, Nigeria, Burundi, Japan, Sudan etc.
Criteria for application:
To be considered for an internship, you must meet the following requirements:
-Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or PhD programme or have graduated within the past two years.
-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, may also be required.
-Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university/education records.
-Have no immediate relatives (e.g. mother, father, sister, brother) working with UNICEF.
-Have no other relatives in your reporting line of authority.
-Be at least 18 years old.
Additional consideration will be given to any professional experience relevant to the function you are applying for.
All our interns are entitled to a stipend as a contribution towards living expenses, paid by UNICEF or a partner institution. A one-time lump sum, as a contribution towards travel and visa costs, may also be granted when funding is available.