UNICEF Internship for Undergraduate, Graduate & PhD Students

UNICEF 1The internship programme at Innocenti offers eligible/qualified students the opportunity to acquire practical experience under the direct supervision of experienced staff in Florence. 

Duty Station: Florence, Italy
Application Deadline: 15th February 2018
Phone Interviews: Week commencing 19th February 2018
Duration: 1st March – 31st August 2018 (Full-time preferred. Part-time options could be discussed)
Some slight flexibility in dates possible

To be considered for an internship, applicants must meet the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years; (b) be proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French or Spanish; (c) have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records; (d) candidates must not have immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office nor other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to. Additional consideration will be given for any past experience. Below you will find the internships which are currently on offer at UNICEF Innocenti.

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Our Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management team is currently looking for an Intern to assist with the ‘Best of UNICEF Research’ 2018 exercise for up to six months. The position involves a combination of research familiarization and project management tasks. For more details please see Best of UNICEF Research 2018 – Internship Terms of Reference downloadable at top right section on this page.

To apply kindly send your resume and cover letter to research@unicef.org (copying florencerecruitment@unicef.org) with the title “Internship Application BOUR 2018”. The application deadline is 15th February 2018. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a telephone interview tentatively scheduled for the week of 19th February.

This internship is open to individuals enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or PhD degree programme or that have graduated within the past two years.  Candidates must be proficient in English and have excellent academic performance. Interns are required to be covered by own medical insurance and, if applicable, visa to complete this internship in Italy.  A monthly stipend of US$1,000 is foreseen to contribute towards living expenses. Possibility of travel aid might be considered for candidates not based in Florence.



If you are interested in a UNICEF internship at Headquarters (New York) or Field Offices please visit the UNICEF Internship Programme page.

2 thoughts on “UNICEF Internship for Undergraduate, Graduate & PhD Students”

  1. I am a phD researcher from cameroon and wish to carry out an internship at UNICEF. I will wish to be informed once such opporturnity comes up. thanks very much.

    1. Have you checked the UNICEF website? You need to be visiting it often, especially their jobs and internship page

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