International Internship in the Front Office, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

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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, a champion

UNICEF Viet Nam is one of more than 190 offices of the United Nations Children’s Fund globally and part of the United Nations system in Viet Nam working in close collaboration with all UN agencies in the country. Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has a universal mandate to promote and protect the rights of all children, everywhere – especially those hardest to serve and most at risk.

The Viet Nam Country Programme for 2022-2026 aims to support the acceleration of child rights realization to ensure that no child is left behind. Equity is at the core of the country programme, which advance the inclusion of the most disadvantaged and marginalized populations, especially ethnic minorities in the country.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this internship programme is to provide a framework by which students pursuing or having recently completely a tertiary education are assigned to UNICEF Viet Nam Country office (VCO) to enhance their education experience through practical work assignments; to expose them to the work of the UNICEF; and to provide UNICEF VCO with the assistance of a qualified student or recent graduate who is motivated by our mission to to make sure every child in the country is healthy, educated and safe from harm, therefore having the best start in life and a fair chance to reach her or his full potential and benefit from the country’s prosperity.

Under the direct supervision of the Representative, the international intern will undertake the following tasks:

- Support the Front Office with some research projects including deeper dives on climate change; sport for development and mental health: Conduct literature reviews, collect and analyze data, prepare graphs and spreadsheets to illustrate the results, etc.

- Provide support to the Representative and Deputy Representative with web articles and blogs on key child rights issues in Viet Nam.

- Support the project management for World Children’s Day in November 2022.

- Support on other work assigned by the Front Office.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

- Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years in the following areas: international development, social sciences, development studies, business administration, public administration, public policy or related social sciences.

- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

- Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.

- Excellent written and verbal communication in English is required.

- Strong analytical skills, researching and reporting capabilities are desired.

- Work experience in research; social media and campaign support is an advantage.

- Experience of working in any humanitarian and development field is considered as an asset.

- A high level of individual responsibility, commitment and initiative.

- Responds flexibly to changes and develop alternate plans to achieve objectives.

- Motivated by learning, taking challenges and improving processes.

- Team player and easy communication to keep people informed on challenges or delays.

- Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office.

The intern may be called for a short interview.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for personnel with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.

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 adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to selected candidates who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts.

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