About UNICEF: Employment

Internship Programme


The UNICEF Internship Programme offers eligible/qualified students at both Headquarters and country offices the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

Eligibility requirements
To be considered for an internship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements:
1) be enrolled in a degree programme in a undergraduate or graduate school.  (Undergraduate student who completed at least 2 years of full time studies at a university (or equivalent) towards the completion of an undergraduate degree is eligible to apply for internship at UNICEF).
2) be proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French or Spanish and fluent in the working language of the office they are applying to;  and
3) have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records; and
4) additional consideration will be given for any past work experience.

However, please keep in mind that even if you meet these qualifications, there is no guarantee of placement. We receive many more applications from qualified candidates than we can place. Placement is subject to availability of meaningful assignments.

If you meet the above eligibility criteria and are interested in submitting an online application, please click HERE. Manually completed applications are not accepted anymore.

The completed online application will be automatically uploaded into the UNICEF Internship database, which is accessed by UNICEF managers globally. If you are applying for more than one location, the online application will allow you to choose the New York Headquarters location as well as up to three other field locations outside New York.

Due to the high number of applications received in UNICEF, we will not be able to respond to each and every application. When you complete the online application, which requires your CV and P-11 (to download a P-11, click HERE) as attachments,  you will receive an acknowledgement email with a copy of the online application form you submitted attached to it.

For queries and questions, please send an-mail to UNICEF at Internships@unicef.org.

For more details on the Internship Programme, please see the section's FAQ.



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