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Paid Internship for Young Innovators with UNFPA in NewYork 2019

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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are partnering on a Young Innovators FellowshipProgramme for 2019 that is aimed at individuals who want to develop their skill set in order lead change, those who want to advocate for the rights of young people in their countries and those passionate to drive innovation in the UN. This programme will provide them with the opportunity to engage in a structured programme to drive innovation, creativity and to deliver concrete results in UNFPA.

About the Programme

UNFPA is seeking twelve of the brightest and most ambitious youth globally to be a part the Fellowship Programme.

This exciting development opportunity will see fourteen fellows join at UNFPA Headquarters in New York for a period of two months (April-May 2019) where fellows will undergo leadership training. Twelve fellows will then move to their Country Offices for a period of six months, in a capacity most relevant to their experience, while two fellows will remain at HQ.

UNFPA recognizes the untapped potential of young people around the world. The organization wants to channel your energy and creativity to develop innovative solutions in their Country and Regional Offices.

UNFPA's goal is to provide you with the essential tools, skillsets and international experience that will empower you to realize your career goals; the organization is looking for you to provide them with innovative insights and ideas that will enable them to be better aligned with youth problems in your community.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Demonstrated interest and dedication to development issues in areas of UNFPA’s mandate through either volunteer experience, work experience, or youth network affiliations
  2. Demonstrated, or clear idea of, delivery of UNFPA’s mandate in an innovative way
  3. Working knowledge of English
  4. Aged between 18 years to 29 years old
  5. Special consideration will be given to indigenous people, persons with disabilities and LGBTQI candidates


UNFPA will provide interns with the following:

  1. Expenses related to travel.
  2. Stipend.
  3. Accommodation.
  4. Health insurance.

Programme's Strategy Outline

The Fellowship programme will help support delivery in the organization's Country Offices of four strategic pillars outlined in UNFPA’s Innovation Strategy:

  1. mHealth: new mobile technologies to increase access to sexual reproductive health (SRH) services for adolescents and young people.
  2. Last mile for SRH commodities: overcoming our distribution challenges to ensure access to SRH services in remote or hard to reach areas
  3. Data: Using innovative systems, technologies and demographic intelligence to improve population data systems and address inequalities for more effective development policies
  4. Innovative fundraising: Exploring possibilities of fundraising through innovative partnerships, financial platforms and instruments and face-to-face fundraising activities.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Age Groups
18 -29
Both gender
Cultural Exchange & Languages, Business

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Undergraduate Students, Young Professionals
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Accommodation, Stipend/ Living allowance, Other
Opportunity will take place in
United States
Required Documents

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
High School Diploma, Bachelor, Master
Required Languages
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