United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Internship Programme 2020


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is now accepting applications from eligible students for its 2020 Internship Programme. See the requirements and how to apply for UNICEF Internship Programme below.

UNICEF Internship

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers eligible students the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF’s work.



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. Internships are offered depending on the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns.

UNICEF Internship Programme Eligibility.

  • Applicants must 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.

Other requirements

  • Individuals must demonstrate excellent academic performance through recent university or institution records.
  • Additional consideration will be given to any past professional experience.

UNICEF Internship Programme Stipend.

  • Interns will 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, subject to availability of funding.

How to Apply for UNICEF Internship Programme.

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.

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