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UNICEF Jordan Country Office invites applications from students enrolled in Master’s programme for a full-time internship programme from 5 Jun 2016 to 11 Aug 2016.

Objective: The intern will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to support a cutting edge data science project for one of UNICEF Jordan’s sector areas, which include water and sanitation, health and nutrition, education, youth engagement, child protection and planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants should be enrolled in a Masters-level graduate programme or a higher degree programme, in one of the disciplines including but not limited to: Data science, Computer science, Urban informatics, Data visualization, Design Thinking, Communications/ Advertising, Urban Planning, Social Sciences, including public policy, applied statistics, economics, political science, anthropology.

Those who have completed their Masters level graduate programmes in 2014 are also eligible to apply.

Selection: Applicants are expected to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships with individuals from different backgrounds. Applicants should have excellent command of English, both written and spoken. Short-listed applicants whose English is not the first language may be subject to a telephone interview.

Application procedures: Please read the attached guidelines, fill out the application form and email it to jcointernship@unicef.org.  Application deadline is 15th February, 2016.

GUIDELINES  |  APPLICATION FORM

Background

Initiated in 2015, UNICEF Jordan’s summer internship programme was conceived as part of a broader initiative to build a Knowledge Management hub on children in Jordan and their rights. The programme encourages graduate students from around the world to engage in development issues pertaining to all children and women in the country.

Numerous universities were contacted from all over the world, and candidates were selected following an intense screening process. Currently, there are seven interns with UNICEF Jordan from various universities including: the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Switzerland; the Gothenburg University and Sahlgrenska University in Sweden; New York University, USA; and the Nazarbaev University in Kazakhstan.

Assigned to various programme sections based on their field of study and preference, the interns were involved in a combination of desk and field work for two months (July 1st to August 31st), working under the supervision of programme officers of education, child protection, WASH and youth and adolescent sections.

On 30 August, the interns presented their achievements and experiences during a Closing Workshop attended by the UNICEF Representative and staff members.

All the interns expressed their deepest gratitude for the opportunity to be part of the programme, adding how overwhelmed they were by the kindness of the staff with whom they interacted, and their willingness to guide and help them. “Everybody is so kind and helpful.” said one intern, “We had so much support especially that this subject was new to us.” added another.

One intern, when asked about the lessons learned said about her visit to Za’atari Camp “Gratitude…. I learned gratitude. With all the hardship that the Syrian refugees face on a daily basis, they do not cease thanking God for all they receive while in this camp.”

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