Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
Language Requirement Not Required
Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
Duration 3 26 Months
Language of Instruction English
Introduction to program
UNICEF has announced an internship program Program Division (PD), Nutrition Section in New York, USA. In accordance with the agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals, UNICEF has lately engaged on a wider programmatic deliberation on all forms of malnutrition, including the preclusion of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents within its Nutrition Strategy 2020-203. Moreover, it is leading the development of a program on food systems to empower children’s families, and communities to access safe, affordable, and sustainable nutrition.
Deadline (sharp): 29 April 2021 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Duration: 3 months (min.) extendable to 26 months (max.)
Type of work: Remote –work from home
Type of contract: Internship
Job code/number: 539684
Travel required: NO
By undertaking this internship, the applicant will get the opportunity to:
- Acquire experience on overweight and prevention of obesity, adolescent nutrition, food systems, and youth engagement.
- Build skills in grant reporting, summit preparations, youth mobilization, policy brief writing, and professional presentation preparations.
- Learn skills in strategic planning, cross-section team cooperation, and external partnerships.
- Be subject to UNICEF’s organizational and working atmosphere.
- UNICEF will pay the intern a monthly salary of 1700 dollars.
Duties and responsibilities
The intern shall work to:
- Contribute to the organizational planning for the UN Food Systems Conference 2021, including the programming of (virtual) Food System Dialogues in 20 countries worldwide, contributing to technical gatherings, and coordinating Summit’s youth engagement.
- Provide logistical input to the development and application of an e-learning module on overweight and obesity prevention
- Assist UNICEF’s work on advocacy and outreach for overweight and obesity prevention, including youth engagement angles
- Assist with grant reporting in the form of tracking country updates, quarterly reports, and managing information in an orderly fashion.
- Lead the preparation of professional presentations and speeches.
The intern will work with the Nutrition Section and report to the section supervisor and will be expected to participate in Nutrition Section meetings, Unit calls, as well as other UNICEF meetings of interest to the student, including the seminar series for UNICEF interns.
An eligible applicant should meet the below requirements:
- Be currently studying for in a graduate degree program relating to global public health or be a recent graduate (having graduated within the past two years).
- Show interest in nutrition, overweight & obesity prevention, non-transmissible diseases, and/or food systems preferred (such as volunteer work, academic work).
- Possess strong attention to detail.
- Knowledge of global health and nutrition programming is desirable.
- Have excellent communication skills in writing and speaking, initiative, flexibility, and enthusiasm to learn.
- Own exceptional academic standing as proven by recent university or institution records.
- Fluency in English (writing and speaking) is mandatory combined with Proficiency in another official UN language.
- Any past professional experience will be given additional weight.
Note: UNICEF values diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and welcomes all candidates, regardless of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
How to apply?
Interested applicants can apply online.
Only those shortlisted will receive a call to proceed to the next stages of the selection process.
Visit the official website of UNICEF for more information about the internship.