Internship (Public Partner Advocacy) Public Division, New York

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: United States

City: New York, USA

Office: UNICEF New York

Closing date: Friday, 2 October 2020

Internship (Public Partner Advocacy), Public Partnerships Division, NYHQ (14 October to 31 December 2020)

Job no: 534565

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 . . .

Working in collaboration with PPD Government Relations Teams and UNICEF Divisions, Country, Regional and National Committee Offices, the Public Partner Advocacy and Visibility Hub will strive to advance the cause of all children, adolescents and youth among Public Sector Partners -- including Governments, Intergovernmental Organizations, UN partners and International Finance Institutions - within Governments‘ SDG Implementation and Monitoring Efforts and Key UN and other Intergovernmental Forums. We also work towards ensuring that child and youth voices are consistently and meaningfully including in intergovernmental spaces at the UN, and advocate for child and youth participation in local and country-level decision making processes, especially children and young people who have been marginalized or excluded.

Success would result in: The rights of children, adolescents and youth becoming an integral part of the agendas, policies, budgets and programmes adopted, implemented and/or supported by Governments, Inter-governmental Organizations, UN partners and International Finance Institutions, with the meaningful participation of and in consultation with young people.

How can you make a difference?

The Public Partner Advocacy Intern will be a part-time role (2-3 days per week) from October through December and will assist the team in piloting an innovative mentorship/internship programme in the Hub, working virtually with at-risk youth/youth who have been in conflict with the law. The youth are enrolled in a programme run by the Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) and aims to ensure that these young people are receiving job skills and life skills training. The collaboration between CCA and the PPD Advocacy Hub also aims to teach these young people more about the United Nations, sustainability/the SDGs and global citizenship.

In addition to assisting the team leader in piloting the CCA collaboration, the intern will also assist the team in the updating of the annual SDG support package for UNICEF country and national committee offices, and the development of the child-sensitive/child-inclusive VNR virtual clinics. Main Areas of work:

Help prepare weekly mentorship session with CCA youth (e.g presentation materials, assignments, action points/notes from the meeting, etc).

Review/edit SDG two-pagers and other materials for the 2021 SDG Support Package.

Assist in the selection of content and editing of ‚expert‘ videos being produced as part of the VNR virtual clinics.

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

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Enrolled in an accredited college or university in international affairs, social sciences or economics related field (or appropriate equivalent work experience) or a recent graduate.

Relevant work experience, particularly in research, advocacy, communications and/or youth engagement.

Knowledge of the UN System including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ability to work with minimal daily supervision and meet deadlines.

Fluency and strong writing skills in English are required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset. Duration: 14 October to 31 December Duty Station: New York Headquarters

Compensation: The Public Partner Advocacy Intern will receive a stipend of between $800-$1200 per month from UNICEF in addition to credits in their University programme. The exact figure will be determined by the number of days per week/month is agreed between UNICEF and the successful candidate.

Dates of Assignment: The Public Partner Advocacy and Research Intern should be available 16-24 hours per week (e.g. 2-3 days per week). Exact hours and days can be discussed and agreed with the Team Leader. The assignment will run from 14 October to 31 December.

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

There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.

Consultants working at NYHQ, must have a valid G-4 visa prior to their arrival. The UN will not register a Consultant who is on a different type of visa (i.e. visitor’s visa). Consultants employed at NYHQ who are not on a G-4 visa must take immediate action to obtain a G-4 visa and register with the UN accordingly. No visas will be facilitated by UNICEF. For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


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

Advertised: Sep 17 2020 Eastern Daylight Time Application close: Oct 01 2020 Eastern Daylight Time