UNICEF Public Partnerships Internship

UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, they do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive, and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. The Public Partnerships Division is responsible for developing and strengthening public partnerships to support UNICEF’s work to protect the rights of every child. The partnerships with Washington DC-based International Financial Institutions (IFIs) are among UNICEF’s most important and multi-faceted external partnerships.

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2021.

Program Details

Interns will receive a small monthly stipend for the 3-6 months of work.

Possible responsibilities include:
  • Assist the Public Partnerships Division in maximizing partnerships with the Washington, DC-based International Financial Institutions, with a focus on response and recovery from COVID-19 in the poorest countries.
  • Assist in the preparation of briefing notes, reports, and other documentation required by UNICEF leadership for meetings with partners.
  • Draft and update guidance and fact sheets on engagement with DC partners.
  • Perform ad hoc research on engagement strategies and assist in maintaining up-to-date knowledge management.
  • Compile data, information, and news on subject matter relevant to the work of the office.
  • Attend and report on events or briefings associated with UNICEF’s strategic mission.
  • Support other functions of the Public Partnerships team as needed.
  • Must be enrolled, within the past year, in an undergraduate or graduate degree program with a preferred major in international development or related field.
  • Strong analytical skills to synthesize and communicate concepts clearly.
  • Ability to conduct research and draft reports.
  • Capacity to work independently on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapt to changing demands and circumstances.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must uphold and demonstrate the UNICEF core values of Commitment, Diversity, and Integrity Ability to conduct research and draft reports.
  • Fluency in English is required.
    • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) is an asset.
  • Availability to work full time (40 hours per week).
    • In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington DC office will be working remotely for at least some of this period and they will consider applicants who can only work remotely, keeping DC (EST) work hours.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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