HAITI, 2010. On 26 April, children reach for basketballs held high by a sports trainer/counsellor, during a recreation activity at the Parc Jean Marie Vincent sports centre in the Piste Aviation neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, the capital. The area is serving as a temporary settlement site for an estimated 25,000 people displaced by the earthquake. © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0727/ROGER LEMOYNE
HAITI, 2010. On 26 April, children reach for basketballs held high by a sports trainer/counsellor, during a recreation activity at the Parc Jean Marie Vincent sports centre in the Piste Aviation neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, the capital. The area is serving as a temporary settlement site for an estimated 25,000 people displaced by the earthquake. © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0727/ROGER LEMOYNE

Are you a graduate student in the field of international relations or political science? Do you have proven experience in research and analysis, from conceptualization to report finalization? Can you coordinate and effectively communicate with an array of partners? If you answered yes to all of the preceding questions and are looking for an internship, you might be the right person for our team.

The research intern we are looking for will work with our team – the Innovation Unit – and the UNICEF Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS) towards mapping the current state of humanitarian innovation and possible opportunities to expand upon or scale to meet the challenges of UNICEF’s emergency work.

The purpose of the internship is to document the Innovations in the Emergency/Humanitarian space A) within UNICEF throughout it’s past history and present undertakings in emergency response; B) and with actors outside of UNICEF and the UN system. The intern will identify best practices, possible partnerships, and key developments in the field of emergency innovation. Additionally, work may require investigations into innovative work or approaches outside of the traditional emergency arena that offer promise for adaptation to emergency or development work.

Duration of internship: January 2014 – January 2015

This position is not compensated, but there is a possibility to receive school credit.

Please send your CV and cover letter to sjacobs(at)unicef.org no later than Dec. 31, 2013.

For more information, see the Terms of Reference

Check also other job opportunities within UNICEF innovation work

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