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Paid Internship at UN Headquarters New York


UNICEF is looking for an intern to assist the Data and Analytics section with regards to data compilation and analysis, research and data visualization. The intern will primarily support the areas of adolescent well-being and harmful traditional practices, with the potential for some work in other areas of child protection. As effective programming must be grounded in robust data and evidence to demonstrate results, the research and analysis generated through this internship will help broaden the evidence base on the issues of child marriage, female genital mutilation, and all domains of adolescent well-being to inform programme and policy interventions. This work will be in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives in the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, which includes indicators in these areas in its results framework.


  • Enrolment in an undergraduate (Bachelor’s), Master’s, graduate or PhD degree programme or have graduated within the past two years with study in a relevant field, such as demography, social sciences, statistics, or international health and development;
  • Excellent academic performance, as demonstrated by academic records;
  • Strong skills in data analysis, interpretation of findings, and presentation of results;
  • Excellent project management, time management and communication skills;
  • Previous experience working with data from household surveys is desirable;
  • Familiarity with UNICEF mandate and the Sustainable Development Goals preferred;
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

The internship will be based in the NY headquarters office

This will be a part-time/full-time internship, the duration will be for 3-6 months, with an ideal start date of 1st June and an opportunity to extend to 6 months if desirable to the section.

In accordance with UNICEF’s guidelines, interns will be paid a stipend of US $1,500 per month for full-time work; part-time internship will be paid accordingly. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas. If relocating to New York, the intern may receive up to a $1000 lump-sum as the contribution towards travel costs.

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 starting his/her work.

Living Conditions and Working Environment:
The intern will work at UNICEF House, New York.  S/he will work with the Data & Analytics Section and report to the supervisor of this internship.  S/he is not expected to travel out of this duty station during the assignment. A flexible workspace will be provided. The intern will be expected to participate in Section’s 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.

The deadline for applications will be 20 April 2018, upon review the applications and schedule a short phone interview with the shortlisted candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If accepted, the intern will be required to provide a copy of health insurance coverage and to fill out the relevant UNICEF forms on conditions regarding service as an intern.


Deadline: 20th April 2018