UNICEF is awarding Innovation Research Internship for a 26 week period starting January 2019. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate, or graduate school, or be a recent graduate (graduated within past 2 years).
Interns must have Fluency in written and spoken English is essential and in another UN language is an advantage. This is a paid internship programme available for International students.
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Field of Internship: This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of the complexities cyclical, iterative, explorative approaches to innovation within the structure of a UN agency. Based in Copenhagen, the main purpose of the internship is to; support the development of SD’s innovation projects by:
- Undertaking research, desk reviews and data analysis in relation to innovation projects
- Supporting the Innovation Unit by ensuring progress in project development
- Becoming a significant factor in assisting project activities
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider: UNICEF
Internship can be taken in Denmark
Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate, or graduate school, or be a recent graduate (graduated within past 2 years). Suitable disciplines for this internship include innovation management, engineering, product design, market research and analysis, economics. Applicants from other disciplines may be accepted.
- Experience in market survey and analysis of engineering and technology products useful
- Experience in project management desirable
- Excel skills and experience in financial monitoring and demand forecasting desirable
- Active and up to date knowledge of modern, innovative materials and technologies desirable
- Ability to quickly understand instructions, asks for clarification when needed, adapt and work independently to produce results on time.
- Effective communicator of verbal and written concepts to international audiences.
- Able to work well in a team environment with colleagues in Copenhagen, New York and worldwide Country Offices.
- Able to work independently and problem solving oriented.
- Gather comprehensive information to support decision making.
- Analyse numerical data and all other sources of information.
- Good communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical or complex concepts to a non-technical audience
- Knowledge of standard MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Computer skills, including internet navigation and web applications.
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential and in another UN language is an advantage.
Internship Open for International Students: Internship is available for International students.
Is this paid internship? In accordance to UNICEF’s guidelines, eligible interns may receive the monthly UNICEF Stipend. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.
Internship Description: At UNICEF Supply Division (SD), the Innovation Unit, (part of the Markets, Supplier Financing and Innovation Centre) is recruiting for a Research Intern. The Centre works with colleagues across the different procurement centres, country offices and other divisions to drive R&D and accelerate scale-up of products which are currently not available on the market but fulfill a priority need in the unique context in which UNICEF and its partners operate. The work of this centre includes reducing market barriers and constraints for existing and future products. Each project requires a vast amount of research and analysis of the current and future market, hence the requirement of this internship.
Internship Duration: The duration of the internship is 26 weeks and preferred start date is January 2019.
How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is November 16, 2018.