UNICEF 2024 Student and Recent Graduate Internship Program

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The UNICEF Internship Programme provides students and recent graduates from various academic backgrounds with the chance to gain practical experience through global internship opportunities with UNICEF.

Interns at UNICEF have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the humanitarian sector, fostering meaningful internships that support their academic, professional, and personal growth.


The Internship Programme offers students and recent graduates direct practical work experience.

  • Expenses Covered: UNICEF provides interns with a monthly stipend. Additionally, when funding permits, a one-time lump sum may be provided to cover travel and visa expenses.
  • Visa Assistance: UNICEF will offer relevant supporting documents for visa applications if needed.


Your profile may be suitable if it meets the following criteria:

  • Age: At least 18 years old.
  • Enrollment Status: Currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD program, or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Language Proficiency: Proficiency in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French, or Spanish. Fluency in the working language of the office to which you are applying may also be required.
  • Familial Relations: No immediate relatives (e.g., parents, siblings) employed by UNICEF, or any other relatives in your reporting line.
  • Academic Excellence: Demonstrated high academic achievement and strong drive.
  • Relevant Experience: Additional consideration may be given to any professional experience relevant to the position for which you are applying.

Application Materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Letter of motivation

Application Process:

Internship positions are available year-round. Current opportunities can be found on our vacancies page.

Upon identifying a relevant vacancy, click on the “Apply Now” button and follow the provided instructions for the application process.

  • Review the requirements for each internship position carefully and tailor your application to emphasize your suitability for the role.
  • Create a compelling profile and enhance your chances of securing your desired position with the provided application and assessment tips.
  • Kindly be advised that only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted, owing to the large number of submissions received.

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