UNICEF Internship Programme 2023 for Students and Recent Graduates-apply now

The UNICEF Internship Programme 2023 for Students and Recent Graduates is an opportunity for you to kick start your career with UNICEF and emerge a champion for every child.

The 2023 edition of Internship Program at UNICEF is offered to students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds.

Successful Candidates for the UNICEF Internship Programme will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with UNICEF.

This experiential learning opportunities is In the area of humanitarian sector, with the aim of supporting the Candidate’s academic, professional and personal development.

Summary of UNICEF Internship Programme 2023

  • Type: Internship
  • Host Organization: UNICEF
  • Eligible Gender: Male and Female
  • Duration: Usually between Six and Twenty-six weeks (Full-time or a Part-time basis).

Benefits of UNICEF Internship Programme 2023

Interns will receive the following benefits upon successful approval:

  • Coverage for Expenses: UNICEF will provides a monthly stipend to interns.
  • Interns will receive a one-time lump sum, as a contribution towards travel and visa costs
  • UNICEF will provide relevant supporting documents for visa applications. (If applicable)
  • The Internship Programme offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain direct practical work experience

Available Areas for UNICEF Internship Programme

  • Education
  • Statistics and monitoring
  • Nutrition
  • Program management
  • Legal
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Knowledge management
  • Health
  • Innovation
  • Child protection programs
  • Development of social and economic policies
  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics
  • Finance and management
  • Human resources
  • Operation and business management
  • Planning

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How to Apply for UNICEF Internship Programme 2023?

  • UNICEF offers a number of Internship opportunities throughout the year. Locate current opportunities at the official vacancies page on: https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/filter/?search-keyword=&work-type=internship
  • After you must have identified a vacancy of interest please click on the button “Apply Now” and then proceed with instructions for the application process.
  • Make sure you carefully review the requirements for each internship opportunity and then align your profile to highlight your suitability for the role.
  • Create a captivating profile to secure your dream job
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted as a result of the high number of applications

Requirements for UNICEF Internship Programme 2023

For the UNICEF Internship Programme 2023 for Students and Recent Graduates, the ideal candidate’s profile could be considered a good fit if it meets the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age. Candidates who are below this age are not fit to apply
  • Should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or PhD programme, or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Applicants should be Proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages (English, French, or Spanish). The Applicant is expected to be Fluent in the working language of the office him/her is applying to.
  • Candidates should not have immediate relatives such as mother, father, sister, brother, working with UNICEF, or any other relatives in your reporting line of authority.
  • Must Have strong academic performance and motivation to be eligible
  • The professional experience of candidates relevant to the function Being applied is an added Advantage.


How much does UNICEF pay interns in Nigeria?

UNICEF Internship Salary

UNICEF may offer payment according to the availability of funds of individual offices. For paid positions, the amount ranges from US$ 1,000.00 to US$ 1,300.00 per month. It is recommended to research whether a desired opening is paid or not.

What are the requirements for an internship?

In general, semester-based internships require a part-time commitment of no more than 20 hours per week. To earn college credits for an internship, students must usually complete at least 150 hours of work during the term. Internships that span the summer months generally require a full-time work schedule

If selected, what is my work like?

Your work will depend on the needs of the office to which you are assigned, your qualifications, and interests.

Therefore, If you have specific interests  for your degree, you should include this information on your cover letter.  However most of the works are  research, database management, communications etc.

Are there financial support from UNICEF?

All the successfully Selected interns will be given stipends as a contribution towards living expenses, paid by UNICEF or a partner institution. In addition, a  one-time lump sum, as a contribution towards travel and visa costs.

Am I required to be at the office full-time?

Not all of UNICEF internships are full-time. The length of time you work in the office depends on the agreement you make with your supervisor and the project and office you are assigned to. However, certain  internships can be carried out on a part-time basis, or even remotely.

When should an interested applicant apply?

UNICEF Internship vacancies are advertised throughout the year on the official vacancies page.

How to write cover letter for internship in UNICEF?

Your cover letter should be succinct and should normally not exceed 1 page. Give a 2-3 paragraph overview of why you are suitable for the position based on your previous experience and demonstrate what you could contribute.

Do interns at the UN get paid?

United Nations interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions. Visa: You will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.

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