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Internship: Web Content Management, Office of Innovation, New York or remote, 12 weeks (full-time)

Apply now Job no: 519136
Work type: Internship
Location: United States
Categories: Consultancy, Innovation

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, innovate...

UNICEF has a 70-year history of innovating for children. We believe that new approaches, partnerships and technologies that support realizing children’s rights are critical to improving their lives.

The Office of Innovation is a creative, interactive, and agile team in UNICEF. We sit at a unique intersection, where an organization that works on huge global issues meets the startup thinking, the technology, and the partners that turn this energy into scalable solutions.
UNICEF's Office of Innovation creates opportunities for the world's children by focusing on where new markets can meet their vital needs. We do this by:

  • Connecting youth communities (or more broadly -- anyone disconnected or under-served) to decision-makers, and to each other, to deliver informed, relevant and sustained programmes that build better, stronger futures for children.
  • Provoking change for children through an entrepreneurial approach -- in a traditionally risk-averse field -- to harness rapidly moving innovations and apply them to serve the needs of all children.
  • Creating new models of partnership that leverage core business values across the public, private and academic sectors in order to deliver fast, and lasting results for children.

Our team

We're an interdisciplinary team around the world tasked with identifying, prototyping, and scaling new technologies and practices. With our partners, we focus on convening and collaborating on new and different solutions, low- and high-tech, by:

  • Looking at the 2-5 year horizon to evaluate emerging and trending technologies and to see how UNICEF can work with the private sector on doing better business while improving essential services for children;
  • Investing in early stage solutions that show great potential to positively impact children in the 0-2 year future including the Venture Fund that invests in open source technology solutions from start-ups based in UNICEF’s programme countries;
  • Identifying proven solutions that can be implemented at national scale in multiple countries – taking the ideas that help thousands in one country, bringing them to dozens of countries across multiple sectors, and impacting the lives of millions of children.”

The UNICEF Innovation Website

UNICEF Innovation has recently redeveloped its online website www.unicef.org/innovation. The team is seeking support to build and enhance the site further by refreshing and migrating old content, developing new blogs, sourcing multimedia assets, and recommending improvements to site architecture.

How can you make a difference?

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers eligible/qualified students the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience with UNICEF’s Office of Innovation.

As a UNICEF Innovation Intern, you will:

  • Get to work on a specific project of strategic value to the team.
  • Gain hands-on experience working with UNICEF Innovation’s communication and design teams.
  • Be part of a dedicated induction programme to UNICEF and UNICEF Innovation
  • Have a fun and inspiring internship experience

Main responsibilities will be:

  • Building, updating, and managing website content for www.unicef.org/innovation

    • Migrate old content/blogs to new website
    • Produce written content about UNICEF Innovation’s ongoing work.
    • Support in designing new landing pages (e.g data science research work, about the team)
    • Source multimedia assets to use
    • Advise on page layout, data visualizations, and other graphic enhancements
    • Provide recommendations on new pages to develop and site architecture.
  • Supporting UNICEF Innovation’s digital marketing efforts

    • Develop a more robust digital and social media content calendar
    • Conduct social media research to reach new followers with engaging content.
    • Support in developing social media strategies around ongoing UNICEF Innovation initiatives.
    • Plan, manage and implement a mini campaign or other independent project.

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

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme majoring in marketing, communications, digital media, or related fields of study, 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 excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Have knowledge in managing blogs, building online websites, or have experience working with content management systems.
  • Have basic knowledge of using design tools like the Adobe Creative Suite – not required but an advantage.
  • 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.
  • Additional consideration will be given for any related experience.
  • Fluency in English and basic computer skills are required.


  • Individuals must have proof of medical insurance covering the time and location of their internship.
  • This internship requires a full-time commitment.
  • Individuals are expected to provide their own laptop.
  • 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.

Duty Station: New York or remote

Duration: 12 weeks (full-time)

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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