UNICEF Internship Opportunity 2018 at UNICEF HQ, New York
  • Paid

UNICEF is calling for applications for the internship Opportunity 2018 (Humanitarian Action & Transition – Knowledge Management, HATIS Section) in the at UNICEF HQ, New York.

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 fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF works for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

Across 190 countries and territories, they work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

More than 500 million children – nearly a quarter of the world’s children – are estimated to live in countries affected by fragility, conflict and disaster. To help realize the rights of every child, UNICEF needs to be able to deal effectively with these challenges. The Humanitarian Action and Transition Section (HATIS) in the UNICEF Programme Division is tasked to increase knowledge and capacity on all issues related to resilient development, risk-informed programming, fragility, conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding across the organization. This includes technical support to UNICEF Regional Offices and Country Offices, the development of technical guidance, evidence generation and the exchange of programming experience and good practice. For this purpose, a set of key knowledge management (KM) priorities has been identified, including the expansion of staff access to knowledge both within and outside of the organization, facilitated by the adoption of an efficient content management system and tools for all staff globally who work on risk, resilience, fragility and peacebuilding.

A growing Community of Practice provides peer support for UNICEF staff working on issues of risk, resilience and peacebuilding. This community comprises of programme, planning and emergency staff across diverse countries and regions. There is currently a demand to establish a new online platform for the community to keep up with new demands for knowledge sharing and collaboration from the field. In addition, HATIS is tasked to undertake the scanning, synthesis and packaging of existing knowledge products that are not yet available on the Community Site. The intern will work with the HATIS team and with a dedicated knowledge management and ICT consultant to strengthen the global Community of Practice.


United States


  • This internship will provide an opportunity to learn firsthand about UNICEF’s work in contexts affected by conflict and disasters with exposure to the organization’s work at HQ level and in the field.
  • The intern will also learn about knowledge management, knowledge exchange, as well as evidence-based programming approaches.
  • Interns are paid a stipend of US $1,500 per month for full-time work, subject to availability of funds.
  • Living Conditions and Working Environment


  • Be enrolled in Currently enrolled in a graduate (Master’s) or undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree in the area of International Relation, Development Studies, or a related field with excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office365 Suite. Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint is desirable.
  • Excellent communications skills, especially written communications, facilitation skills, and ability to interact in an international and culturally diverse environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of online publishing and communication, including social media and outreach tools.
  • Experience in knowledge management projects (i.e., intranet, communities of practice, content management, etc.)  desirable.
  • Knowledge of international development in the context risk- and crisis prone contexts is desirable.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required, knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

Apply online through the given link.

Application Deadline: November 7, 2018

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