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Public Partnerships Intern, Public Partnerships Division, Washington D.C. (6 Months)

Job no: 528459

Position type: Internship

Location: United States Division/Equivalent: Partnerships

School/Unit: Public Partnerships Division

Department/Office: Government Partnerships

Categories: Internship

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, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope . . .

The Public Partnerships Division is responsible for developing and strengthening public partnerships to support UNICEF’s work to protect the rights of every child. The partnerships with the US government and with International Financial Institutions (IFI) are two of UNICEF’s most important and multi-faceted external partnerships.

How can you make a difference?

The Public Partnerships intern will work closely with the Public Partnerships staff based in Washington D.C., supporting UNICEF in managing partnerships and resource mobilization with the various institutions of the Governments of the United States, global program partnerships, and with IFIs (including the World Bank Group, the International Finance Corporation, and regional development banks).


  • Assist the Public Partnerships Division in maximizing quality resources through the development of resource mobilization strategies for assigned partners.
  • Assist in the preparation of briefing notes, reports, and other documentation required by the Executive Director and UNICEF senior management for meetings with partners.
  • Perform ad hoc research on donor engagement strategies and assist in maintaining up-to-date resource partner profiles.
  • Compile data, information, and news clips on subject matter relevant to the work of the office.
  • Attend and report on events or briefings associated with UNICEF’s strategic mission.
  • Support other functions of the Public Partnerships team as needed.

Duration: January 2020-May/June 2020

Duty Station: UNICEF Washington D.C. office

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveÂ…

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program with a preferred major in international development or related field.
  • Strong analytical skills to synthesize and communicate concepts clearly.
  • Ability to conduct research and draft reports.
  • Capacity to work independently on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapt to changing demands and circumstances.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must uphold and demonstrate the UNICEF core values of Commitment, Diversity, and Integrity.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

Salary/Payment: UNICEF will provide a small monthly stipend during the duration of this Internship. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

Insurance: UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the volunteer’s service, whether on or off UNICEF premises. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrollment in a health/accident plan prior to starting his/her work.

Living and Working Conditions: The internship is full time (30-40 hours per week). The intern will be based in Washington D.C. Some limited travel may be possible but is not expected.

For every Child, you demonstrateÂ…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Dec 09 2019 Eastern Standard Time Application close: Dec 23 2019 Eastern Standard Time

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