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Internship - Public Partnerships Division, Seoul, South Korea (165 days)

Seoul (Korea (Republic of))

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Seoul (Korea (Republic of))
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-30

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Be part of an exciting team at UNICEF Seoul Office and deepen your knowledge and skills in relationship management, partnerships, advocacy and project management.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope . . . 

The Division of Public Partnerships (PPD) works to enhance UNICEF's position as a partner of choice for children's rights among governments and public actors around the world. The division is doing this by connecting UNICEF's positioning of children in intergovernmental and multilateral fora and negotiations to the engagement with governments and public institutions (including IFIs) as resource, policy and programme partners. A key premise for PPD is that the engagement with countries should be based on multiple levels of partnerships, including around resource mobilization and policy advocacy.  

As part of UNICEF’s Public Partnerships Division, the Partnerships Office in Seoul is responsible for strengthening partnership and relationship management with the Government of the Republic of Korea. The Office works closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Seoul Metropolitan Government, and the Korean Parliamentarian Friends of UNICEF (KPFU), among other government bodies.

How can you make a difference?

The UNICEF Internship Programme at UNICEF Seoul Office (Seoul Global Center, 38 Jongro Jongro-gu) offers qualified and eligible students the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

Key functions and related duties/tasks:

Under supervision of the Public Partnerships Specialist, the intern will undertake the following public advocacy activities to promote better understanding of UNICEF and its programmes:

  • Support in preparation and organization of advocacy events such as symposiums, conferences, seminars and briefings;
  • UNICEF Seoul Office's website monitoring and updating;
  • Press monitoring and support in review of advocacy;
  • Analysis of the Government of the Republic of Korea's ODA trends;
  • Preparation and translation (Korean/English) of resource materials and reports;
  • Ability to draft, presentations in MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Ability to work with people with different backgrounds, including different culture, gender, religion, race, nationality and age etc.
  • Any other business required by the supervisor and the office.


Full time: 14 October 2019 to 27 March 2020 (5 days per week, 7 hours per day)

Part time: 14 October 2019 to 27 March 2020 (3 days per week, 7 hours per day)

  • Students who are currently enrolled in master's program can apply for a part-time internship, but the selected candidate is required to work a minimum of 3 full working days per week during the above mentioned period. Please indicate the days you can come to the office in the cover letter if you'd like to apply for a part-time internship.

Work Conditions:

A monthly stipend will be paid by UNICEF. Interns must fund themselves for their travel to the duty station, their accommodations and living expenses at the duty station during the internship. 

UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the intern’s service, whether on or off UNICEF premises. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrolment in a health/accident plan prior to start his/her work. If accepted, the intern will be required to provide a copy of health insurance coverage and to fill out the relevant UNICEF forms on conditions regarding service as an intern.

Interns are personally responsible for obtaining the necessary visa covering the entire period of the internship.

There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will …

  • Be enrolled in a post-graduate university degree in the area of international development, communication, public health, education, human rights, social sciences or related field, or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Available for work in the office for either 3 or 5 days per week (7 hours per day).
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of child rights, child protection, education, health, nutrition, international development cooperation and gender equality.
  • Fluency in English and Korean is required (written and oral). Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must attach the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover Letter (in English) outlining: i) reason for application, ii) areas of interest (related to graduate courses) 
  • CV (English)
  • CV (Korean)
  • Writing Sample (max. 5 pages)

Please be informed that all applications to UNICEF are handled via UNICEF's online recruiting system.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its' workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Anticipated final selection announcement and the start date: 11 October 2019 and 14 October 2019, respectively.

Advertised: 5 September 2019 Korea Standard Time

Deadline to apply: 30 September 2019 11:55 PM Korea Standard Time


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