UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s goal is to improve the quality of life of the people Zimbabwe especially women and young people through promoting universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. In particular, to reduce maternal mortality, the unmet need for family planning, new HIV infections and gender-based violence, informed by a better understanding of population dynamics and integrated, rights-based and sensitive approach.
Objectives of the Program
The UNFPA Internship Program offers selected outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNFPA areas of work for a period of 1-year maximum. It is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of UNFPA work in the following Program areas:
Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) including ASRH
Gender including GBV
Communication and Advocacy
Data and Information
Programme Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
Humanitarian and Emergency Response
Duration of Internship
UNFPA only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months.
Qualifying for an Internship
Candidates for the internship programme are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants should have expressed interest in the field of development; ability to adapt to new environments and work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member at UNFPA.
There is no remuneration/allowance for the internship period.
Students should be enrolled in an undergraduate/advanced degree programme or have recently graduated
Students must have written and spoken proficiency in English
Personal motivation letter demonstrating your interest and commitment to the field of development with a focus on the thematic area of interest
Curriculum Vitae including 2 referees.
Two letters of recommendation from persons with whom you hold an academic or professional relationship
Letter from College or University
Completed and signed Internship application form
Completed and signed UN Personal History Form (P-11)
Job Application Details
Interested applicants are invited to send applications to the UNFPA Country Representative on email: email@example.com before 15 November 2019. Applications received through any other source will not be considered.
There are no advance fees, application, processing or other fees at any stage of the application and recruitment process.
UNFPA does not solicit, screen or discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
Please note that UNFPA will respond and contact ONLY shortlisted applicants.
UNFPA is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are encouraged to apply.