Tuesday, January 12, 2021

UNICEF Seoul Liaison Office Internship Recruitment 2021, 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-ju) 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

Work assignment and Qualifications :

Under supervision of the Public Partnerships Specialist and/or the Communication Associate, the intern will undertake the following  activities:

  • Learn by supporting in preparation and organization of advocacy events such as symposiums, conferences, seminars and briefings;
  • Learn by monitoring and updating of the website;
  • Learn by assisting press and media monitoring;
  • Learn by providing assistance to analyze the Government of the Republic of Korea's ODA policies and trends;
  • Learn through preparation and translation (Korean/English) of resource materials and reports;
  • Learn by performing other tasks requested by the Supervisor and the Office.

Full time: 8 February 2021 to 7 August 2021 (5 days per week, 7 hours per day)

Work Conditions:

  • A monthly stipend will be paid by UNICEF. Interns must pay for their own travel to the duty station, accommodations and living expenses 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 enrollment 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 internship.
  • There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.


To qualify as an advocate for every child you should…
  • be 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 and nationalities 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.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must attach the following documents to their online application:
  • 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.

25 January 2021


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