Saturday, July 31, 2021

[Bachelor, Master and, PhD Student] UNICEF Seoul Liaison Office Internship Program, South Korea (Paid)

UNICEF Seoul Liaison Office leads the overall development, formulation, conception and Management of UNICEF's partnership with the government of the Republic of Korea. This includes constant positioning of UNICEF  as a partner of choice, relationship management, resource mobilization, horizontal cooperation, and child rights and ODA advocacy. The Office also manages partnerships with the Korean Parliamentarian Friends of UNICEF and engages in child rights advocacy and policy dialogues. 
UNICEF Seoul Liaison Office works closely with the Korean Committee for UNICEF (KCU) which leads in fundraising from individuals and the private sector, the Child Friendly Cities Initiative, and child rights’ advocacy in the Republic of Korea. 
The UNICEF Internship Programme at UNICEF Seoul Liaison Office (Seoul Global Center, 38 Jongro Jongro- gu) offers qualified and eligible students the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.
A monthly stipend will be paid by UNICEF.
Interns must fund themselves for their travel to the duty station, 
their accommodations and living expenses at the duty station during the internship
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 enrolment in a health/accident plan prior to start of his/her work. If accepted, the intern will be required to provide a copy of health insurance coverage and to fill out the relevant UNICEF forms on conditions regarding service as an intern.

Interns are personally responsible for obtaining the necessary visa covering the entire period of the

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


To qualify as an advocate for every child you are…

  • Enrolled in graduate school in the area of international development/affairs/relations, public policy, public administration, business administration, communication, or other related social sciences, or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Be available for work in the office for 5 days per week (7 hours per day).
  • Have strong research, analytical, coordination, planning, and communications skills.
  • Be proficient in MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Have the ability to work with people with different backgrounds, including different cultures, gender, religions, races, nationalities and ages etc.
  • Have strong interest in and knowledge of child rights, child protection, education, health, nutrition,international development cooperation and gender equality.
  • Have fluency in English and Korean (written and oral). Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic,Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
  • Works Collaboratively with others
  • Innovates and Embraces Change
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically
  • Drives to achieve impactful results
  • Able to work in a multicultural setting and with different persons

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must attach the following documents to their online application HERE:
  • Cover Letter (in English) outlining: i) reason for application, ii) areas of interest (related to graduate courses)
  • CV (English)
  • CV (Korean)
  • Writing Sample (max. 5pages)
Please be informed that all applications to UNICEF are handled via UNICEF's online recruiting system.

07 August 2021

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