Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
Purpose of the internship:
The participation of children and youth in schools, community action, organizations, media, programmes, policy advocacy and governance has gained growing support over the past few decades. This interest in youth’s active involvement is being stimulated by an increased understanding of children’s development, abilities and contributions, and a greater recognition of children’s citizenship and their rights to expression, decision making, information and association.
Keeping this in mind, UNICEF Bangladesh seeks a bright, motivated intern for a two-month period starting May 2019 to generate a holistic report on all the youth engagement initiatives within BCO, with the aim of identifying a strategy for approaching youth engagement on the basis of successful approaches taken throughout the organization by the different programmatic areas. The intern will also be expected to identify and explicate the activities within the organization that resonate strongly with the agenda of the Generation Unlimited global partnership and bring under a similar model for the BCO.
This internship will also provide the successful candidate an exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and a better understanding of UNICEF's mandate to safeguard the rights of every child, everywhere.
Please note that Internships at UNICEF are unpaid. However, a lump-sum of 1000USD will be paid for international applicants towards covering travel and visa expenses (if applicable). A stipend of 500USD per month will be offered as a contribution towards living expenses.
Local travel (outside Dhaka) and airport transfers (where applicable) for assignments will be covered in accordance with UNICEF’s rules and tariffs. Flight costs will be covered at economy class rate as per UNICEF policies. Any air tickets for travel will be authorized by and paid for by UNICEF directly, and will be for the attendance of meetings and workshops
Intern is required to hold valid health/accident insurance. UNICEF accepts no responsibilities for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship whether on or off UNICEF premises.
There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.
Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks
Working directly under the supervision of the Communication Specialist, the intern will be responsible for the following tasks:
Skills/Experience: Effective communication skills, written English skills and ability to write clearly, succinctly and for varying audiences, Additional consideration will be given to any past professional experience.
Language Requirements: Be proficient in English (native speaker level or equivalent)