Internship – Education Section, LARCO, UNICEF (Panama City, Panama)

UNICEF promotes the rights and welfare of all children and adolescents in everything we do. Together with our allies, we work in 190 countries and territories to transform this commitment into practical actions that benefit all children, especially focusing our efforts on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded, worldwide.

The purpose of these Terms of Reference is to offer a practical learning experience for a graduate student in education through the Education section of UNICEF’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACRO), particularly mainstreaming and providing direct support in the implementation of core activities on Education in Emergencies and Migration within the Regional Education Agenda.

The intern will be responsible for one or more of the following tasks. Depending on the duration of the internship, linguistic skills, interest and current area of study/experience, the responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the organization of technical meetings and the respective follow up with the partners regarding to Education Cannot Wait (ECW), Disaster Risk Manager Regional Group, Northern Triangle initiatives.
  • Carry out literature research to support the ECW and Northern Triangle Education initiatives
  • Support the development of advocacy and communication materials to raise awareness and promote the right to education for migrant children and adolescents, as well as to prevent xenophobia and discrimination in the school environment.
  • Support the preparation of information tools and presentations.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years in one of the following fields: Education, Social Sciences, International Studies, Sociology and/or other related areas.
  • Excellent synthesis, analytic and communication skills.
  • Excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • The intern will be expected to work in Spanish and English. French and/or Portuguese skills will be considered an asset.

Apply by July 8, 2019. To learn more, click here.

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