UNICEF Internship Programme 1133 views


28 June 2019, 29 June 2019, 1 July 2019, 2 July 2019, 3 July 2019

Type of Funding

Not funded




Graduate or post-graduate students enrolled in a field of study related to children’s rights and international development may apply to the UNICEF Internship Programme. The maximum duration of the internship is 26 weeks and interns will work at either UNICEF’s New York Headquarters or its country offices.

UNICEF focuses on the protection and advancement of the rights of children, to give children the best start in life, and so its primary work is in the areas of child protection and social inclusion, child survival, education and humanitarian action. Interns will work in UNICEF’s functional areas, which can be categorized in 3main pillars: Programme and Policy, External Relations and Operations.

Internship vacancies are advertised all year round on UNICEF’s employment page. Currently there are 9 internship opportunities available:

  • Internship, Communication, Windhoek, Namibia (for Namibian Nationals only)
  • Internship: Early Childhood Development (ECD) Section, Partnerships & Grants portfolio at the New York Headquarters, United States
  • Internship: WASH in Institutions, WASH Section at the New York Headquarters, United States
  • Customer Care Internship, UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre, Budapest, Hungary
  • Internship: Brand Section, World Children’s Day team, Division of Communication at the New York Headquarters, United States
  • Data Analytics Internship, Case Management Team, DHR, at the New York Headquarters, United States
  • Paid Internship -Regional Office (ADAP & HIV Section), Middle East and North Africa: Jordan
  • National Intern: Human Resources Unit, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Open to Cambodian Nationality only)
  • Web Content Intern, Lebanon Beirut – 3 Months (2 assignments), in the Middle East and North Africa: Lebanon


Interns may be paid a stipend as a contribution towards living expenses and a one-time lump sum as a contribution towards travel and visa costs if applicable.


Applicants have to be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or PhD degree programme, or have graduated within the past 2 years, possessing excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records. They must be at least 18 years old and are proficient in at least 1 of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French or Spanish. Fluency in the working language of the office they are applying to is required. Additional consideration will be given to any past professional experience.

The maximum internship duration is 26 weeks, regsardless of academic achievement.

Those with immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office and ineligible, as are those will relatives in the line of authority that they would have to report to.

See the Official Website for eligibility requirements specific to each internship advertised.


Applications are to be done online. Refer to the details of the specific internship vacancy advertisement for important dates such as the deadline for application and the duration of the internship. The application deadlines for the currently available internships range from 28 June 2019 (earliest) to 9 July 2019 (latest).

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