The UNICEF Internship Programme offers eligible/qualified students at both Headquarters and country offices the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF’s work under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.
Internships are offered depending on the availability of meaningful assignments and the needs and capacity of units/offices to receive and supervise interns.

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.

Eligibility requirements

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At the time I would like to start my internship with UNICEF,
I will be enrolled in a graduate (Master’s) degree or undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree and will have completed at least two years of full-time studies towards completion of my undergraduate degree.

I have excellent academic performance and can demonstrate it by my recent university or other academic institution records.


I am proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages (English, French or Spanish) and fluent in the working language of the office I am interested to work in.

Additional consideration will be given to any past professional experience.

If you answered ‘yes’ to all the above listed requirements, you are highly encouraged to apply now to UNICEF’s internship database!

Applications close: 30 Sep 2016 EST

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