Kwansei Gakuin University of Japan and UNICEF signed internship programme partnership

Kwansei University students will have the opportunity to become interns at UNICEF Offices through a new partnership

11 January 2021
A UNICEF employee with children

Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed an internship cooperation agreement at UNICEF HQ. This agreement defines a framework for UNICEF to accept qualified KGU students as interns. In particular, UNICEF will welcome students of the KGU Graduate Course in United Nations and Foreign Affairs Studies to participate in its internship programme.  

This partnership is part of UNICEF’s efforts to strengthen the internship programme by promoting the engagement of a diverse and qualified pool of applicants. Kwansei Gakuin University is the second Higher Education Institution in Japan to conclude an internship agreement with the Organization.

“KGU has been focusing on the practical education to nurture global leaders who are able to improve our society better for neighbours and communities of all over the world, under its school motto ’Mastery for Service’, Prof. Osamu Murata, President of Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) said.  

We are pleased to expand our partnership network of reputable organizations in Japan. This new agreement marks the beginning of a solid and outstanding relationship with Kwansei Gakuin University that will provide opportunities for qualified and talented young professionals to contribute to UNICEF’s work and deliver results for children and young people. 

UNICEF’s Internship Programme offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain direct practical experience with the Organization's work. Since 2017, UNICEF has been strengthening its internship programme to ensure a better experience to interns. Interns at UNICEF participate in our global community where they can meet their peers, and benefit from networking meetings as well as professional training and career development seminars.

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