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Internship: Evaluation Office, New York, USA, 3 to 6 months

Apply now Job no: 519076
Work type: Internship
Location: United States
Categories: Monitoring and Evaluation, Internship

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, evaluate

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been advocating for women and children for more than 60 years. The work in this area is supported and integrated across several divisions at UNICEF, including the Evaluation Office. The UNICEF Evaluation Office supports the organization’s 135+ country offices in finding solutions for the world’s most vulnerable children. The Office conducts strategic, thematic, programmatic and country level evaluations. It assures the quality and use of UNICEF evaluations by establishing norms, standards and guidelines and by knowledge sharing and networking.  The Office’s new unit, ‘Innovation, Learning and Uptake (ILU)’ is dedicated to enhancing the use and application of UNICEF evaluation’s findings and recommendations through adopting and applying new innovations. It engages with other UNICEF divisions that are testing and scaling new partnerships, technologies and collaborations in some of the world’s most difficult operating environments. By doing so, UNICEF plays a key role in shaping the policy and practice of evaluation. This internship is an opportunity for a graduate student to create innovative designed products in a UN agency that is present in more than 135+ countries. 

Under the supervision of the Innovation Specialist, the intern will support specific tasks related to evaluation review, knowledge management, publication and communication of the Innovation, Learning and Uptake (ILU) Unit in Evaluation Office.

How can you make a difference?

The intern will assist the Evaluation Office (EO) team with the following functions:

  • Creating content for new internet and intranet (i.e., blogs, press stories) based on recent evaluation findings;
  • Contributing ideas for how to reach and engage different audiences for use of evaluation findings and application;
  • Conceptualizing and developing data and other multi-media visuals/creatives and infographics for use across various products, such as PowerPoint presentations, Word format documents, Excel format reports, mini video clips, and other evaluation products;
  • Designing infographics for use across EO products and platforms, based on evidence from evaluation reports;
  • Assisting with conducting literature reviews and combining evidence for meta-syntheses;
  • Assisting with research, basic analysis, editing, update and execution of the Evaluation Office internet and intranet pages and newsletter;
  • Researching, compiling and drafting possible Evaluation Meta-Analysis reports;
  • Providing overall support to the Innovation, Learning and Uptake Unit.

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

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. programme, majoring in Communication Arts and Writing; Web Design, Graphic Design, Digital Graphics, Illustration, New Media Design and Imaging; Media Arts and Technology, Interactive Development; Film and Animation, or related field, or have graduated within the past two years.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Have excellent or very good academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Have strong competencies in using Microsoft Office Suite tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Word) with particular skills in Excel spreadsheets and layout in Publisher.
  • Be proficient in main graphic design and photo editing software (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign or Photoshop).
  • Be able to convert complex and abstract ideas into simple visual concepts such as infographics.
  • Have excellent communication skills (writing and editing). 
  • Have strong research skills.
  • Be able to compile and write draft Evaluation Meta-Analysis reports.
  • Have strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Be detail-oriented, able to identify anomalies in data and information, problem-solve and able to pitch creative ideas or solutions.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office.
  • Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.
  • Have fluency in English (required). Knowledge of French or Spanish is an asset.

For every child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at:



  • Individuals must have proof of medical insurance covering the time and location of their internship.
  • Selected candidates will receive a monthly stipend (unless already in receipt of any support for the internship from a third party).
  • Individuals must fund their own travel and living expenses.
  • Individuals are responsible for arranging any visa or immigration requirements.

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-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, 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.

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