Child Protection Interns

UN Children's Fund, China

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th May, 2018

Job Description

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

UNICEF China Child Protection is supporting Barefoot Social Worker Programme piloting and scaling up in China, which aims to establish a community-based safety net for children and their families. The Barefoot Social Workers concept empowers community members to deliver child welfare and protection services to bridge the gap in availability of professional social workers.

We are seeking six interns to support and improve programme communication, documentation as well as knowledge management.  The duration is 4-10 weeks (June 2018 – November 2018).

Key responsibilities

Major duties, responsibilities and output expectations:

Translation (50%)

  • Chinese to English translation of Barefoot Social Worker Project annual report and posters
  • Chinese to English translation of 2018 Child Welfare Policy Stocktaking report
  • Summary and Chinese to English translation of Provincial Child State Report
  • Chinese to English translation of other short project related materials, including agenda and participants list of events, conference, meetings.

Development of child welfare communication material (30%)

  • Support the development of three BFSW work briefings
  • Convert key messages into WeChat and long Weibo format for BFSW public Wechat and Weibo APPs
  • Convert existing training material into video/ppt

Logistic support for following activities in summer holidays (20%)

  • High level advocacy summer camp and national social mobilization event for the care of vulnerable children
  • Child ambassador training


  • University students: undergraduate or university graduate with major in English, art, or the area of social work, research, or child protection.
  • Previous volunteer/intern experience desired but not necessary.
  • Fluency in English and Chinese
  • Good computer skills

Do you have?

  • Respect for UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, and Integrity
  • A drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills and capacity to work in a multicultural environment


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