UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, good health….
This internship will help support both MHPSS and ADAP PGLT teams.
How can you make a difference?
MHPSS Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the co-design and review process of mental health content for UNICEF’s ‘youth wellbeing destination’ on Spotify’s platform, by helping with activities such as: a desk-based literature review on how listening to mental health and wellbeing podcasts / audio journeys / music supports positive mental health, help seeking behaviour as related to mental health; joining workshop sessions to support sourcing ideas for content creation and identifying needs for youth friendly adaptations; drafting of summary findings report from online surveys (via UNICEF’s U-Report); etc.
ADAP Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the development of a 2-page concept note (based on previous documents) highlighting the specific value-add to the mental health community of this resource; one additional resource material (TBD); and draft two case studies specific to young people making change for mental health (format and model to base case study on to be provided).
Benefits to Intern:
UNICEF offers the opportunity for interns, talented university students, to gain valuable professional experience while being exposed to UNICEF’s work, in this case working across two innovative MHPSS related projects that involve a range of stakeholders. At the same time, UNICEF benefits from working with interns as they are a significant asset, providing updated academic knowledge, technical know-how and other valuable skills to the organization.
Minimum Requirements: (Standard for ALL internship advertisement):
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.