UNICEF: Advocacy and Communication Internship Program in Belgium, 2018

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Applications are invited for UNICEF: Advocacy and Communication internship program which runs from 1 September 2018 to 1 February 2019.

The intern will be a team member of the Advocacy and Policy Section in the UNICEF Brussels Office, advocating for children’s rights across the EU policies and working to gain greater visibility and awareness of children and women’s rights among a broad range of stakeholders.

Interns must be working towards a first-level or masters’ level university degree in political science, international relations, communication, public relations or a related field.

Field of Internship: Advocacy and Communication internship.
Course Level:
Internship Provider: United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC Brussels)
Internship can be taken in
Brussels, Belgium

Eligibility: The UNICEF Internship Programme 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.

To be considered for an internship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements:
? Working towards a first-level or masters’ level university degree in political science,
international relations, communication, public relations or a related field.
? Proven ability to synthesize information and communicate it simply and effectively; excellent
analytical and writing skills required.
? Experience and interest in advocacy, policy and media desirable.
? Positive team player interested in international and European affairs, and protecting the rights
of children.
? Knowledge of the functioning of the EU Institutions and experience in working in one of
them would be highly desirable.
? Ability to operate in a diplomatic environment, using tact and judgement. Ability to work in an
international and multicultural environment.
? Excellent command of oral and written English. Knowledge of French and/or another EU
language an asset.
? Knowledge of office computer systems (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet research.

Internship Open for International Students: International students are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

Is this paid internship? Yes, UNICEF will pay a stipend of 350 euros per month to contribute towards transportation and meal costs. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

Internship Description: UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: The internship will run from 1 September 2018 – 1 February 2019.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: If you are interested in undertaking an internship at UNICEF please send an application that includes the following:

  1. Cover Letter (1 page only) addressed to ecaron-at-unicef.org:
  2. Curriculum Vitae (2 pages only)
  3. Writing Sample (essay/extract of maximum 1000 words in English)

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is July 17, 2018.

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