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Internship: Data Visualization, Graphics and Communication - Nutrition, PD, NYHQ - Req # 534500

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Statistics
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-23

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The nutrition data and information team have identified opportunities for students looking for practical experience in disseminating nutrition data and key messages in an innovative, creative and concise manner through the development of digital visual products for example infographics illustrations, and videos.

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.



Data is a critical element of the design and improvement of nutrition programming. The UNICEF Nutrition Section at UNICEF Headquarters leads several global data collection efforts for programme monitoring and evaluation through our UNICEF country offices, governments and partners. This information is vital to support the effective monitoring of nutrition programmes. The dissemination and communication of the data and information via various means, including digital media to all stakeholders is critical to ensure that the right information and messages reach stakeholders to influence the required policy and actions to improve nutrition outcomes for children.

Dissemination via digital engagement through sharing strategical visual messages and facts and figures will enhance the communication of data and information for advocacy and decision making. The effective use of digital media platforms for communication of nutrition messages and relevant content will allow UNICEF nutrition section to connect directly with all audiences to pass critical messages and information in a clear, concise and interesting manner.

Purpose and objectives:

The nutrition data and information team have identified opportunities for students looking for practical experience in disseminating nutrition data and key messages in an innovative, creative and concise manner through the development of digital visual products for example infographics illustrations, and videos. This work will support the dissemination of key findings at the global, regional and country level and key partners. In addition, it will also enhance knowledge management activities and increase the visibility and quality of nutrition results.

Objectives of the Internship

  • To gain practical knowledge on nutrition information related to six UNICEF-supported nutrition interventions.

  • To develop skills in the development and communication of digital visual products aimed at nutrition monitoring and reporting and advocacy.  The products will be shared through online websites and systems.

  • To develop skills in report writing, knowledge management and communication of data (data visualization). 

  • To gain exposure to UNICEF’s organizational and working environment.

Specific Activities

  • Under the guidance of the nutrition specialist (data and monitoring) proactively create visual products of key messages and ‘facts and figures’ from NutriDash, SMQs and other data sources. Digital visual products include interactive presentations and reports, infographics, illustrations, videos, online brochures etc.

  • Provide support to the development of overall key messages and guide on appropriate visual products for different audiences for dissemination.

  • Collaborate with nutrition section colleagues as required to plan and develop visual products.

  • Provide support to NutriDash team and other nutrition information and knowledge management activities as needed.

Expected Academic and Professional Outputs

  • Enhanced skills in designing visual products for advocacy on improving nutrition outcomes of children.

  • Increased knowledge of the role played by UNICEF in the implementation and monitoring of nutrition programs

  • Familiarity with the objectives, structure and activities of UNICEF’s Nutrition Section.

  • Attendance of internal UNICEF seminars, lectures and workshops at UNICEF, may provide an opportunity to meet leading public health experts and reflect upon issues, trends and strategies shaping contemporary global health and nutrition policies and practice.


This will be a full-time internship, the duration of the internship will be for a minimum of 3 months, with a possibility of extending for a total of 6 months.


In accordance to UNICEF’s guidelines, interns will be paid a stipend of US $1,700 per month. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.


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 with the Nutrition Section.

Living Conditions and Working Environment:

The intern will be remote based and work from home.  S/he will work with the Nutrition Section and report to the supervisor of this internship.  S/he is not expected to travel during the assignment. The intern will be expected to participate in nutrition section meetings, as well as other UNICEF meetings of interest to the student, including the seminar series for UNICEF interns. Guidance will be provided on a regular basis.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will…

  • Be enrolled in a graduate degree program relevant in communications and media, graphic design or relevant program.

  • Experience in digital graphic design using relevant software and the ability to create designs for digital media purposes e.g.  data visualizations, infographics, illustrations and videos

  • Ability to be creative and generate compelling visual products based on content from nutrition data, analysis and reports.

  • Experience/ or strong understanding on reporting on qualitative and quantitative analytics

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, initiative, flexibility and willingness to learn.

  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.

  • Additional consideration will be given to any past professional experience.

  • 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.

  • Knowledge of relevant computer software such as MS Office, Sway, Adobe InDesign, illustrator, Photoshop etc.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. To view our competency framework, please click here.

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

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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