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Job no: 537326
Contract type: Internship
Level: Internship
Location: South Korea,Rep
Categories: Internship

For every child, hope . . . 

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.

How can you make a difference?

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 staff.

Work assignment and Qualifications :

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

– 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;

O 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.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its’ workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, 
religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero 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 also aheres to strict child safeguarding principles.  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 advanced to the next stage of the selection process.

NOTE: Anticipated final selection announcement and the start date: 8 February 2021

Advertised: 11 Jan 2021 Korea Standard Time
Deadline: 25 Jan 2021 Korea Standard Time


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