Finance Internship Available at UNICEF (New York)

Closes 21-12-2022

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with UNICEF through global internship opportunities.

Interns at UNICEF get experiential learning opportunities in the humanitarian sector and a meaningful internship experience that will support their academic, professional and personal development.


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Our Internship Programme offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain direct practical work experience.

• Duration: The duration of an internship is normally between six and twenty-six weeks. Internships can be on a full-time or a part-time basis.

• Expenses we cover: UNICEF provides a monthly stipend to interns. A one-time lump sum, as a contribution towards travel and visa costs, may also be granted when funding is available.

• Visa: If necessary, UNICEF will provide relevant supporting documents for our visa applications.


• At least 18 years old.

• Enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or PhD programme, or have graduated within the past two years.

• Proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French or Spanish. Fluency in the working language of the office you are applying to may also be required.

• Have no immediate relatives (e.g., mother, father, sister, brother) working with UNICEF, or any other relatives in your reporting line of authority.

• Have strong academic performance and motivation

• Additional consideration will be given to any professional experience relevant to the function you are applying for.

Purpose of the internship:

Under the guidance of the Chief of Finance and Operations and the direct supervision of the Finance & Budget Specialist, the intern provides technical and operational assistance to various processes in Finance and analyzing and presenting financial data for various processes to support the implementation of the ECW work plan.

Main duties:

• Review existing and upcoming Budget & Expenditure Finance Report

• Work closely with Finance Specialist assisting on the due diligence of the Finance data

• Assist Finance Specialist to establish Operations Dashboard including Finance and Grants with the help of ECW staffs as required

• Assist Finance Specialist with reconciliation of Finance data as required.

• Ensure that data are well captured and stored in the online system as per established workflow.

• Analyze Finance database for future enquiries as and when required

Office space is available in New York and Geneva based on discussion. Applicants who are in the USA or Switzerland at the time of application (for the US with a valid OPT/CPT if international student) are personally responsible for arranging any visa or immigration requirements, covering the entire period of their internship.

Expected starting date: flexible between mid- January and February 2023. Preferred duration: at least 6 months (maximum of 6 months; 26 weeks). Either party, with a notice period of at least two weeks, may terminate an internship.

Interns will receive a stipend based on their location. USD 1,700 per month in the following offices: New York, Geneva, and Copenhagen; or 70% of the monthly salary of the GS level 3 step 1 in all other the duty stations.

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

  • Be enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate or graduate school or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Have an academic background in any of the following:
    • Finance.
    • Statistics.
    • Economics
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of application.
  • Be proficient in English (speaking, writing & reading) up to the highest standard and proficiency in French desirable.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by university records.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office or in the ECW Secretariat. Are not disqualified under the UNICEF Child Safeguarding Personnel Standards (DHR/STANDARDS/2019/001), or as amended.

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