Internship Opportunity: Innovation Research Intern, Innovation Unit, UNICEF Supply Division
6 Internship Opportunities with the UNICEF Ventures Internship Programme (VIP)

Role: Innovation Mainstreaming Project Internship
Duty Station: NYHQ
Work Type: Internship
Duration: 3 months – June – August (dates tbc)

Organizational Context and Purpose

UNICEF needs to be agile and adapt to the evolving challenges affecting all children — from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of out-of-school children. One thing that is consistent: the speed at which these problems disrupt the lives of children worldwide is only getting faster. To address these problems, UNICEF works with a network of global problem solvers who can find new ways to accelerate results that reduce inequities for children.

Within the Office of Innovation:

  • The Global Innovation Centre (GIC) established in 2014, and focusing on Scale up which looks at expanding the application of proven solutions from one to several countries and regions by UNICEF and partners
  • Ventures in New York which looks at investing in new solutions with a 0-2 year horizon
  • Futuresin San Francisco: focusing on what is coming in the 2-5 year horizon and works with big tech partners

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Purpose of the internship

What could be a better way to spend your summer than helping to streamline lifesaving innovations into UNICEF – one of the world’s largest organizations serving children. You will support the team that is crafting the guidance and the plans to do so.

Purpose of the assignment

  • Draft and edit in order to keep up to date communications on projects across the Office of Innovation, including talking points for internal audiences, blogs and draft messages for social media (and external audiences) and provide regular updates for the innovation team on key developments.
  • Create standard presentations as required, that are accessible, on brand and easily maintained so that the Innovation team can understand and explain the process and can learn from the process for other projects. e.g. Deck for the RapidPro Scale-up Project.
  • Support on Office of Innovation Annual report – coordinating, drafting, and editing inputs.
  • Support maintenance of project plans


  • Interns must fund themselves for their travel to the duty station, their accommodation and living expenses at the duty station during the internship.
  • A pilot stipend might be considered on a monthly basis.
  • UNICEF accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during the internship. Interns have to demonstrate a proof of medical insurance prior to the beginning of the internship and covering the full internship period.
  • Interns are personally responsible for obtaining necessary visa covering the entire period of their internship.
  • Interns are expected to provide their own laptop.


  • Currently enrolled in a graduate (Master’s) or undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree in the area of communications, international development, business administration, or related field.
  • Completed at least two years of full-time studies of the undergraduate degree.
  • Excellent academic performance, as demonstrated by academic records.
  • Demonstrated interest in innovation and technology for development.
  • Some prior knowledge or experience with UNICEF’s mission an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset

Applications must include

  • Cover letter
  • CV

Closing Date: 12 May 2017

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Internship Opportunity: Innovation Research Intern, Innovation Unit, UNICEF Supply Division
6 Internship Opportunities with the UNICEF Ventures Internship Programme (VIP)