Frequently asked questions
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How and where do I apply for a job with UNICEF?
UNICEF employs passionate and committed people who want to help build a world fit for children. We only accept applications for advertised positions, which will be made available on our websites:
As an equal opportunity employer, UNICEF is committed to diversity among its staff. Well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Does UNICEF have an internship programme?
UNICEF’s international Internship Programme offers eligible/qualified students the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work . To be eligible for the international programme, you need to be a currently-enrolled graduate or post-graduate student in a field related to UNICEF’s interests. At this time, UNICEF does not accept undergraduates. Learn more.
Based on the needs of the office, there are from time-to-time internship opportunities available at the UNICEF South Africa office . Learn more.
Internships in South Africa
We only accept applications for advertised positions, which will be made available on our website here.
How do I volunteer with UNICEF?
Read more about the South Africa Volunteer Programme for young people here.
UNICEF does not recruit volunteers directly for deployment to the field.
If you have an undergraduate degree, several years of work experience and are interested in long-term volunteer opportunities in developing countries, you may be eligible for entry into the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme. This is a United Nations common programme which recruits volunteers for assignments throughout the United Nations system, including UNICEF. Application procedures and information are available at the UNV Web site.
I’m a young person. What do you have for me?
Read about how young people around the world are getting involved, learn about the issues, or join a discussion in Voices of Youth.
Find out more about our Volunteer programme
How do I know when an offer from UNICEF is a scam?
UNICEF is deeply concerned about the fraudulent use of our name and logo by unethical individuals who deliberately abuse the trust of UNICEF supporters worldwide. Following are details on how fraud is perpetrated – and how to help protect both UNICEF and yourself from its potentially serious consequences. Read more about how you can protect yourself against fraudulent scams.