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UNICEF USA paid internships

A limited number of paid internships are available for current students interested in the nonprofit and international development field. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about UNICEF and UNICEF USA's work, develop transferable skills, expand their network, and make meaningful contributions toward UNICEF's mission.

What to Know

UNICEF USA recruits interns 3 times a year, during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.

  • Internship dates will be listed in the job postings.
  • Interns are paid $17 per hour.
  • Internships last for 13 weeks, and interns may work a maximum of 20 hours per week in Spring and Fall, and 30 hours per week in Summer.
  • It may be possible to receive course credit for internships.
  • Internships can be remote or hybrid. Interns will need access to the Internet and a computer.
  • UNICEF USA does not offer international internships. All interns must work from the United States throughout the duration or their internship.
  • All interns are expected to make their own arrangements for travel and lodging, and living expenses during the internship period, if necessary.

Diversity, Racial Equity and Belonging

We are committed to maintaining an inclusive workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our nation, as well as the world's children that we serve. UNICEF USA's core values — the Power of We, Children and their Rights, and Big Thinking/Bold Action — and our commitment to diversity, racial equity, and belonging guide us in how we carry out this commitment each day. Read our DREB statement.

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The Internship Experience

  • You will join an intern cohort and receive invites to intern-specific events and workshops, as well as organization-wide events.
  • You will be paired with a dedicated manager/mentor and have access to the wider UNICEF USA network.
  • You will discover and learn to hone your natural talents using Gallup's CliftonStrengths® tool.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn about UNICEF USA's work and meaningfully contribute to our goals.

How to Apply for an Internship

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1. Apply Online

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2. Zoom Interviews

Qualified applicants only

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3. Verbal Offer

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4. Written Offer

Be Cautious About Emailed Job Postings

UNICEF USA will never request sensitive personal information over the phone or by email, nor charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All recruitment correspondence you may receive will be from a '@unicefusa.org' email address.