• Paid

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF works for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

Tertiary students will get the chance to put the skills they have learnt in the classroom to use during this internship. By the end of the programme, students should have had the chance to develop those abilities, have a sense of the workplace, and gain from the wisdom and expertise of a mentor or supervisor. The intern will perform the primary duties and responsibilities listed below while working as an HR/Supply Associate under the direction of the HR Associate.

Main duties and responsibilities: General Human Resources and Supplies

  • Support to business partnering
  • Support in processing of entitlement and benefits
  • Support in recruitment and placement
  • Support in organisation design and job classification
  • Support in learning & capacity development
  • Ensure Supply Plan is in place for each programme section
  • Procurement/contracting:
  • In-country logistics:
  • Warehousing and inventory management:
  • Other duties/responsibilities

The UNICEF qualifications needed for this position are: Develops and maintains relationships; exhibits self-awareness and ethical awareness; is driven to produce results that have an impact; innovates and embraces change; manages ambiguity and complexity; thinks and acts strategically; and collaborates with others.

UNICEF puts candidates through tests during the hiring process using the competency framework. Learn about our competency framework and its various levels here: competency framework. UNICEF’s global workforce must reflect the variety of the children it serves, who are among the most underprivileged in the world. No one is excluded from the UNICEF family because of their colour or ethnicity, age, handicap, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, socioeconomic status, or any other personal trait. Among the many advantages that UNICEF provides to its employees are paid parental leave, nursing breaks, and fair accommodations for people with impairments. Flexible work schedules are strongly advised by UNICEF. With regard to behaviour that is incompatible with the goals and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, such as sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, misuse of power, and discrimination, UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy. UNICEF is dedicated to promoting the safety and security of every child. Therefore, all chosen applicants will go through thorough reference and background checks, and they will be required to follow these standards and ideals. Verification of academic credentials and employment history will be part of background checks. It could be necessary to request more information from chosen candidates so that a background check can be done.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates with special needs are  encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.



  • UNICEF provides a monthly stipend to the  interns.
  • A one-time lump sum, as a contribution towards travel and visa costs, may also be granted when funding is available.


  • be enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate, or graduate school, or be a recent graduate
  • 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
  • have strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records or, if not available, a reference letter from an academic supervisor
  • have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office
  • have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to
  • are not disqualified under the UNICEF Child Safeguarding Personnel Standards (DHR/STANDARDS/2019/001), or as amended.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.

Application Process

  • Visit the apply link / click on the “Apply Now” button from the official website
  • Fill the cells with your information as instructed

Necessary Documents:

  • Letter of verification from the college or university that the intern is currently enrolled in an undergraduate school and has completed at least two years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of an undergraduate degree (if the candidate is 18 years old, this replaces the two-year bachelor’s completion requirement); or, Graduate Degree Program (i.e., Master’s, PhD).  It should also state the expected graduation date.  Recent graduates are allowed until 2 years after degree completion.
  • Copy of their most recent official transcript showing excellent academic performance
  • Copy of Identification Card (ID)
  • One letter of signed recommendation on letterhead or from professional email address

Application Deadline: September 23, 2023

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For Further Queries

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