How to Apply for UNICEF Internship Programme 2020

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The UNICEF Internship Programme offers eligible students the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF’s work. As Organization who has worked for 70 years to improve the lives of children and their families, UNICEF and its agencies are constantly pushing and ensuring that children are on the global agenda. And they also strikes a balance between thorough research and practical solutions for children.

About the UNICEF Internship Programme

UNICEF Internships are offered depending on the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns. Currently available internship opportunities can be accessed by clicking here


To be considered for an internship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • 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.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and
  • Have no other relatives in the line of authority which that you will report to.

How to Apply

  • Visit here to check the available 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.

What you stand to gain

  • A UNICEF internship is a very positive experience to have on your resume/CV, and is looked at positively if the Intern applies to UNICEF posts later in their careers.
  • You will acquire direct practical experience of UNICEF’s work
  • UNICEF Internship Programme can be unpaid or paid, subject to funds availability. Regardless of the internship payment modality, all successful applicants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel, lodging and living expenses during the internship period. In case you are selected to a unpaid internship with UNICEF, there are a number of resources for supporting internships.

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