ETHIOPIA, 2012. Children play with Legos at Child Friendly Space supported by UNICEF and operated by Save the Children USA at Hilaweyn refugee camp. © UNICEF/ETHA20120030/JIRO OSE
ETHIOPIA, 2012. Children play with Legos at Child Friendly Space supported by UNICEF and operated by Save the Children USA at Hilaweyn refugee camp. © UNICEF/ETHA20120030/JIRO OSE

Are you currently a graduate student in international relations, political science, public health, or other relevant field? Do you have proven experience in research and analysis, from conceptualization to report finalization? Are you able to coordinate and effectively communicate with an array of partners? Do you have experience with International public health? If you answered yes to all the preceding questions we think you should apply.

The research intern will work with the Innovation Unit to map the current state of mHealth and polio innovations and possible opportunities to expand upon or scale to meet the challenges of UNICEF’s polio eradication efforts.

The purpose of the internship is to monitor and document innovations in the mHealth space relevant to polio eradication through an intensive literature review and ongoing media monitoring.  The intern will identify best practices, possible partnerships, and key developments in the field of polio communications and mHealth.  The work also entails investigating innovative work or approaches outside of the traditional mHealth arena that offer promise for adaptation to polio eradication efforts.

Duty Station: Innovation Unit, NYHQ

Duration of internship: January 2014 – June 2014

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

Applicants should email resume and cover letter, with subject “Application: Polio Intern” to unicef.jobs(at)gmail.com by January 10, 2014.

For more information, see the Terms of Reference

Check also other job opportunities within UNICEF innovation work

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