INTERNSHIP: Intern with Strategic Partnerships (10 weeks, full time) - GCA, NYHQ - Requisition# 571477

  • Added Date: Friday, 26 April 2024
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 11 May 2024
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UNICEF works in some of the worldโ€™s toughest places, to reach the worldโ€™s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.ย 

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.ย 

And we never give up.ย 

For every child, partnership

This internship supports the Global Strategic Partnerships Manager responsible for establishing new partnerships and maintaining ongoing collaborations with media, arts, gaming, sports, music and tv or film production companies.

The internship is also responsible for helping to identify new opportunities and developing creative approaches to partnerships that align with global advocacy priorities for child rights. By engaging with various stakeholders in the entertainment, media and digital industry, the intern aims to enhance the impact of advocacy efforts and increase awareness of critical issues affecting children worldwide.

In addition to contributing to the establishment of new collaborations and partnerships, the intern will also support the management of existing partnerships, as needed.

How can you make a difference?ย 

1. Support the Global Strategic Partnerships Manager with initiatives already underway with sports partners including:

1) the IOC: support on global communications and advocacy strategy with the International ย ย  Olympic Committee in line with existing collaboration work related to child safeguarding,

2.) the ICC: support the final edits and global sharing of the 4-year global partnership strategy ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  between UNICEF and the International Cricket Council, including alignment with the advocacy team for adolescent girls,

3.) Inter Miami CF: support the Partnership Manager on the creation of the global ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  communications, advocacy, and resource mobilization strategy with UNICEF & Inter Miami.


The global comms & advocacy strategy is drafted and ready to propose to the IOC, in line with child rights and adolescent girlsโ€™ advocacy. A plan is in place to support and push UNICEF & ICCโ€™s global Criiio4Good programme in Bangladesh for the Cricket World Cup, in support adolescent girls. The June sessionโ€™s Global Partnership Strategy Framework is further refined and ready for global sharing by July/August.

By mid-August

๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

2. Support the Global Strategic Partnerships Manager with initiatives with partners in TV/film & the arts including:

Paramount, SONY, Warner Brothers/New Line Cinema, and relationships underway, as well as a a mapping of the landscape in the USA and globally for future pitching. American Museum of Natural History, Salone de Mobile, and budding relationships in the arts


Cause-related marketing campaigns supported, ensuring UNICEFโ€™s advocacy messages are included in relevant and appropriate ways from PSA development to content creation ideas. Develop a map of Hollywood, Bollywood, UK and South Africa media partnership opportunities, aligned with UNICEF advocacy priorities and co-create a timeline for proposal development. Support the partnerships manager further initial discussions with two strong potential partners for advocacy including - American Museum of Natural History and its digital/worldwide capabilities to share education on climate change, as well as Salone de Mobile on ways this global arts forum can support humanitarian contexts.

By mid-August

3. Keep abreast of research trends and consumer insights in the media, arts, and entertainment industries as it relates to potential collaboration on UNICEFโ€™s global advocacy work.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveโ€ฆย 

Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. degree programme in international relations, global studies, media or journalism or have graduated within the past two years. Have good academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset. Additional consideration may be given for any past relevant experience. ย 

For every Child, you demonstrate...ย 

UNICEFโ€™s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:ย UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
Builds and maintains partnerships (1); Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (1); Drive to achieve results for impact (1); Innovates and embraces change; (1); Manages ambiguity and complexity (1); Thinks and acts strategically (1); Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the worldโ€™s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

UNICEFโ€™s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.ย 

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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

This vacancy is archived.

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