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UNICEF Internship Programme

UNICEF Internship Programme










Dec 31, 2024

More details :

The UNICEF Internship Programme provides students and recent graduates from various academic backgrounds with the chance to gain hands-on experience in the humanitarian sector through global internship opportunities. Interns receive experiential learning opportunities, contributing to their academic, professional, and personal growth. This meaningful internship experience helps them develop skills and knowledge while working with UNICEF, supporting its mission to improve children's lives worldwide.

Eligibility :
  • Enrollment: Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD program or have graduated within the past two years.

  • Languages: Proficiency in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French, or Spanish. Fluency in the working language of the office applying to is required.

  • Skills: Strong academic performance and relevant work experience or expertise in the area of interest.

  • Age: Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

  • Additional Requirements: No immediate relatives working at UNICEF.

Note: Not all internships are paid. Always check specific vacancy details.

Required documents :

When applying for a UNICEF internship, you typically need to submit the following documents:

  1. Resume/CV: Detailed and up-to-date, highlighting relevant experiences.

  2. Cover Letter: Explaining your interest in the internship and how your background fits the role.

  3. Academic Transcripts: Proof of your educational qualifications.

  4. Proof of Enrollment or Recent Graduation: Documentation from your educational institution.

  5. References/Recommendation Letters: If requested, provide letters from academic or professional references.

How to apply :
  • Find Opportunities: Internship opportunities are offered throughout the year. Visit the UNICEF vacancies page to find current openings.

  • Apply Online: Click on the "Apply Now" button for the vacancy of interest and follow the application instructions.

  • Review Requirements: Carefully review the requirements for each opportunity and customize your profile to highlight your suitability.

  • Build Your Profile: Use application and assessment tips to create a compelling profile.

  • Wait for Contact: Due to high application volumes, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Scholarship Benefits:


  • Hands-On Experience: Practical experience in the humanitarian sector.

  • Professional Development: Skills and knowledge relevant to your field.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with global professionals and peers.

  • Career Insights: Explore career paths in international development.

  • Personal Growth: Contribute to meaningful projects and understand global issues.


  • Stipends: Some internships may offer stipends for living expenses.

  • Travel Costs: Possible reimbursement of travel expenses.

  • Insurance: Insurance coverage during the internship period.

Note: Not all internships are paid. Always check the specific vacancy details.

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