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UNICEF Internship Program 2024 New Hiring

The UNICEF Internship Program offers a dynamic and challenging learning experience for individuals passionate about global issues, child rights, and humanitarian work. Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside dedicated professionals, engage in meaningful projects, and contribute to UNICEF's efforts to improve the lives of children in various countries and contexts.

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  • Conduct research, gather data, and analyze information to support programmatic initiatives and policy development.
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of projects and programs related to child health, education, nutrition, protection, and other relevant areas.
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of communication materials, including reports, presentations, and advocacy documents.
  • Support knowledge management efforts by organizing and maintaining relevant databases, resources, and documentation.
  • Participate in meetings, workshops, and field visits to gain firsthand experience of UNICEF's work and interact with partners and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with team members to provide administrative and logistical support, ensuring smooth workflow and timely completion of tasks.
  • Contribute to the drafting and editing of project proposals, concept notes, and funding applications.
  • Stay updated on global development issues, policies, and practices related to child rights and UNICEF's focus areas.
  • Adhere to UNICEF's ethical and professional standards, including confidentiality and respect for diversity.
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to support the team's goals and objectives.
  • Currently enrolled in or recently completed a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree program (e.g., international development, social sciences, public health, education, communications, etc.).
  • Genuine interest in child rights, international development, and humanitarian work.
  • Strong analytical and research skills to gather, analyze, and present information effectively.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to convey ideas and concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Proficiency in using relevant computer software and tools, including MS Office.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and diverse team environment, demonstrating adaptability and cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to UNICEF's core values and mission.
  • Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of other UN languages (such as French, Spanish, Arabic) is an asset.
Job Benefits
  • Meaningful Impact: Interns have the opportunity to contribute to UNICEF's mission of improving the lives of children worldwide. They can be involved in projects and initiatives that directly impact child health, education, protection, and other essential areas.
  • Professional Development: The internship program provides a platform for interns to gain practical experience and develop valuable skills in their chosen field. They can enhance their research, analytical, communication, and project management skills while working on real-world challenges.
  • Learning Opportunities: Interns have access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise within UNICEF. They can learn from experienced professionals, participate in workshops and training sessions, and gain insights into global development issues and best practices.
  • Networking: Interns can expand their professional network by working alongside dedicated professionals and collaborating with other interns from diverse backgrounds. Building relationships with UNICEF staff members and fellow interns can create valuable connections for future career opportunities.
  • Global Exposure: UNICEF operates in various countries and contexts around the world. Interns may have the chance to engage in field visits or contribute to projects with an international scope, gaining exposure to different cultures, challenges, and approaches to child rights and development.
  • Mentorship and Support: Interns are often assigned supervisors or mentors who provide guidance, feedback, and support throughout the internship. This mentorship can be invaluable in terms of personal and professional growth, as interns receive guidance from experienced professionals in their field of interest.
  • Insights into the United Nations System: UNICEF is part of the United Nations system. Interns can gain a better understanding of how the organization operates, its role within the broader development landscape, and the collaborative efforts involved in addressing global challenges.
  • Cultural Exchange: UNICEF values diversity and promotes an inclusive work environment. Interns have the opportunity to work with people from various cultural backgrounds, fostering cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity.
  • Potential for Career Advancement: Successful completion of an internship with UNICEF can enhance an individual's resume and open doors to future employment opportunities within the organization or in other sectors of international development.

Interested candidates should visit the UNICEF website or their official career portal to explore internship opportunities and obtain specific application instructions. Application requirements may include submitting an online application form, resume/CV, cover letter, and possibly other supporting documents. It is important to carefully review and follow the instructions provided on the website.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Non-profit Organizations
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 23, 2024
Valid through
June 19, 2025
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