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UNICEF South Sudan Internship Programme (open to nationals of South Sudan only)

New York City (United States of America)

The UNICEF South Sudan Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students who are nationals of South Sudan the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF South Sudan is currently looking for interns to work in the Front Office, Human Resources, Operations, Communications, Communication for Development and the Social Policy Monitoring & Evaluation Sections. 

For every child, hope.

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students who are nationals of South Sudan the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

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

  • Be enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate, graduate school or be a recent graduate (Applicants who have graduated within the last two years are considered recent graduates);
  • Have strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records, if not available, a reference letter from an academic supervisor;
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office plus no other relatives in the line of authority that the intern will report to.

Purpose of the internship:

  • Enhance interns educational experience through practical work assignments;
  • Expose them to the work of UNICEF while providing sections with the assistance of qualified students specialized in various professional fields.

Under the guidance of the identified section supervision, the intern will:

  • Be provided with a terms of reference at the beginning of the internship outlining their role and responsibilities.
  • Guided on the expectations of UNICEF and the section.

Start date: 1st July 2018 (flexible)

Duration: Three months (The duration of an internship is normally between six and sixteen weeks. The internship can be extended, however, the total duration of the internship will not exceed six months).

 Qualifications: 

  • Be in possession of a first-level university degree, or be enrolled in a degree programme, in the fields of Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Monitoring & Evaluation, Human Resources and any other fields related to the work of UNICEF.
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral, is required.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) is desirable.

For every Child, you demonstrate….

Our core values which are Commitment, Diversity and Integrity, Our Core Competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Supply Chain
    • Human Rights
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2018-06-12

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