The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has the mission to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every child birth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
In line with the United Nations’ Youth Strategy which calls on all UN agencies to “increase impact and expand global, regional and country-level action to address the needs, build the agency, and advance the rights of young people in all their diversity”, UNFPA EECA Regional Office launched Young Innovators Internship Program - Eastern Europe and Central Asia (YIIP - EECA).
Selection will be based on demonstrated activism or interest in the advancement of the UNFPA’s mandate. The applicants are encouraged to explain how the program will benefit their own efforts for advancing human rights as defined by UNFPA’s mandate. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. Please note that all those applicants who applied need not re-apply.
UNFPA is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective to gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Please note that interns may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Opportunity is About:
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Description of Ideal Candidate:
Do you have a passion to make a difference in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region? Are you a student and enrolled in an advanced degree programme or have recently graduated?
If yes, then the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) invites you to apply for Young Innovators Internship Program in Eastern Europe and Central Asia! The YIIP-EECA is a 3-6 months program designed to provide experience to young people within the UN system by empowering them on UNFPA’s areas of interest, while providing the Interns with opportunities for professional development and training.
Interested persons must:
- Be enrolled in an advanced degree programme or have recently graduated;
- Have written and spoken proficiency in English; fluency in Russian is an asset.
- Demonstrate interest and dedication to development issues established through either volunteer experience, work experience, affiliations with a youth network or NGO, in areas of UNFPA’s mandate. (see http://www.unfpa.org/about-us)
- Demonstrate commitment to human rights and the principles of leaving no one behind (LNOB).
- Commit at least 3-6 months for UNFPA YIIP-EECA Internship Program
- Be proactive and possess strong inter-personal skills
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Cost/funding for participants:
Interns receive a stipend to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, if not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation, or scholarship programme. The amount of the stipend varies according to the duty station. In addition, applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins. UNFPA does not provide medical insurance for interns.