Internship with Public Partnerships Division

United Nations Children's Fund

Washington DC, United States of America

The Public Partnerships Division (PPD) is responsible for developing and strengthening public partnerships to support UNICEF’s work to protect the rights of every child.

The partnerships with Washington DC-based International Financial Institutions (IFIs) are among UNICEF’s most important and multi-faceted external partnerships.

The Public Partnerships intern will work closely with the PPD’s International Financial Institutions (IFIs) team based in Washington DC, supporting the team with a variety of tasks related to the management of IFI partners. The incumbent will also work closely with the IFIs team in the preparation and coordination of UNICEF’s Global Workshop on IFIs, which is tentatively planned for February 2024.

Main tasks include:

  • Support with the preparation and coordination of UNICEF’s Global Workshop on IFIs including administrative support, pre-event, during and post-event support.
  • Assist in the preparation of briefing notes, reports, and other documentation required.
  • Develop communications content to strengthen partnership recognition and visibility, including but not limited to, social media content, blogs, op-eds, presentations.
  • Support the team in capturing, documenting, and organizing relevant knowledge, including participating in KM working groups, networks and communities of UNICEF KM specialists and focal points that are relevant to PPD.
  • Compile data, information, and news on subject matter relevant to IFIs.
  • Support other functions of the Public Partnerships team as needed.

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

  • Must be enrolled, within the past year, in an undergraduate or graduate degree program with a preferred major in international development or related field.
  • Must be knowledgeable of Washington, D.C. area and have a basic understanding of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs).
  • 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.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g., father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and have no other relatives in the line of authority that the intern will report to.
  • Fluency in English and knowledge another official UN language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian)  is an asset.