UNICEF JPO internship opportunities


How to join UNICEF internship

To be considered for an internship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or PhD programme or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Be proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French or Spanish. Fluency in the working language of the office you are applying to, may also be required.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university/education records.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. mother, father, sister, brother) working with UNICEF.
  • Have no other relatives in your reporting line of authority.
  • Be at least 18 years old.

How it works

Through the JPO Programme, UNICEF supports the development of young professionals interested in growing in the organization and making important contributions to our future and work. On average, one in two JPOs continue at UNICEF as regular staff members, upon completing their assignment. The programme is sponsored by donor governments. Usually, these governments only sponsor citizens of their countries, but in some cases nationals from developing countries are eligible to apply.

Internship eligibility at UNICEF

  • Usually under 32 years of age
  • University Degree
  • An advanced university degree and fluency in English
  • Work Experience -Minimum two years of relevant work experience

How we hire at UNICEF

1. Search

Visit the UNICEF Jobs page to search for position openings. If you do not currently see any relevant opportunities, set-up a job alert to receive an email when a relevant opportunity is advertised. Make sure you understand the different types of jobs, contracts and opportunities as you conduct your search.

2. Self-assess

An honest and objective self-assessment is a great way to help identify what makes you an outstanding candidate for a position, and it will ultimately enable you to build an application that most clearly reflects your strengths, skills, experience and personal values.

3. Apply

After you have searched for jobs and completed your self-assessment, you’re ready to apply! For most job applications at UNICEF, you should complete and submit an online recruitment profile, a CV/resume and cover letter.

4. Shortlisting

When the hiring team is narrowing down its list of candidates, they will review all profiles to identify eligible and suitable candidates for the position, in line with the minimum requirements included in the job description.

5. Assessment

Candidates shortlisted for a position may undergo an assessment, followed by a reference check and other processes depending on the position level, area of work, and office context. Candidate assessment techniques will vary according to the contextual and business needs of the hiring office.

6. Outcome Notification

The length of the entire selection process varies, depending on the hiring office’s priorities and the vacancy announcement type. The entire process can take days, weeks or months. Candidates that are shortlisted and participate in assessments will be notified of the outcome by the respective office.


JPO Position: HIV/AIDS Officer, P-2, Dar es salaam, Tanzania (Open to Norwegian Citizens Only)

The JPO HIV/AIDS Officer reports to the Chief HIV/AIDS Specialist for supervision. The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the HIV programmes/projects within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results

Location: United Republic of Tanzania

Deadline: 15 Apr 2022 11:55 PM

HR Specialist (Junior Professional Officer (JPO) and Secondment Program) , (P-3), New York, Talent Acquisition Team, DHR, #119474 [Temp Appointment, 6 months, can be remote]

UNICEF’s Division of Human Resources (DHR) provides leadership to the global Human Resources (HR) community on creation of an environment which allows UNICEF’s global workforce to perform at its best in service of our mission for children. This is done by, inter-alia, attracting and retaining the most qualified people who are skilled and committed to making UNICEF’s Strategic Plan a reality, and by providing them with the leadership, guidance and support that they need to excel and continuously develop their capabilities to meet the challenges of today while preparing for those of the future. We also provide leadership and guidance to the creation and maintenance of a culture where all managers and staff demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with UNICEF’s values, and are accountable and recognized for using their strengths to achieve results for children. The New Talent Team manages programs to provide staffing modalities and solutions through various talent programmes, outreach initiatives and partnerships with the public and private sectors. The position is based in the New Talent Team, Talent Acquisition Team, Division of Human Resources (DHR). The HR Specialist will operate under the direct supervision of the HR Manager (New Talent Unit) and will manage and promote UNICEF’s Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme, with a focus on the areas of donor relationship management, JPO recruitment, contract administration, learning and career development, and management and monitoring of all JPO and secondment activities.

Location: United States

Deadline: 18 Mar 2022 11:55 PM

Junior Professional Officer Position: Programme Officer – Child Rights (P-2), PGLT – Human Rights, NYHQ (Open to DUTCH Nationals only)

As part of the team, the you will be involved in various aspects of UNICEF’s human rights unit, including child rights monitoring, child rights education, advocacy and support to UNICEF country offices.

Location: United States

Deadline: 31 Mar 2022 11:55 PM

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