UNICEF Internship Opportunities in the UK

UNICEF Internship Opportunities in the UK

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Internship Partnerships, London, UK, Education Outcomes Fund (EOF), Hosted Fund, 6 Months, REMOTE, Req: 563614

Job no: 563614
Contract type: Internship
Duty Station: London
Level: Internship
Location: United Kingdom
Categories: Partnerships

Deadline: 24 Jul 2023 11:55 PM

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. 

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. 

And we never give up. 

For every child, OPPORTUNITY

There are few greater challenges faced by the global community than the twin crises of learning poverty and youth unemployment. In response, the Education Commission (chaired by Gordon Brown, former UK Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy for Global Education) and the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (chaired by Sir Ronald Cohen) came together to create EOF.

We aim to improve the education and employment outcomes of 10 million children and youth by supporting governments to utilize a range of innovative finance instruments at scale, including outcomes funds and other results-based financing (RBF) instruments.

EOF supports improvements in the quality of education and skills programs, with a special focus on underserved populations, including the hardest to reach, rural populations, girls, children with disabilities, and refugees. It measures (and pays for) what matters – both core skills like literacy and numeracy, but also critical 21st Century skills such as socio-emotional skills, ICT skills, and other broader fundamentals of a quality education. It helps close the persistent gap between the skills needed by employers and those attained by today’s youth by paying for employment and retention outcomes.

For all the above, EOF pays primarily on the basis of the results achieved, ensuring that taxpayer-funded domestic resources, aid, and philanthropic funds are only used to pay for what works. This is a game-changing way to finance results in education. It is more than just a fund – it is a powerful new set of partnerships and way of working.

Together with our supporters, we believe this is the early stages of a much larger movement. Our approach is at the cutting edge of development finance, shifting risk to the private sector, crowding in private capital, and harnessing the capacity and capability of non-state actors, with huge potential to achieve better outcomes for children and youth around the world.

How can you make a difference? 

Purpose of the assignment

The Partnerships Intern will support the partnerships team with managing our CRM and key relationships across the public and private sectors. This exciting role will require a proactive relationship builder who will bring creativity, problem-solving skills and a drive to deliver. Success in this role will be crucial to enabling EOF's mission, supporting the education and skills development of 10M children and young people.

Description of Assignment

The Partnerships Intern will report directly to the Partnerships Manager. You will also collaborate with all members of the EOF team.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following -

  • Lead primary and secondary research on potential funders in both the private and the public sectors.
  • Produce detailed briefing memos on potential funders for our leadership team and partnerships colleagues in advance of high-level engagements with funders.
  • Assist the broader partnerships team to build relationships with new and existing partners through, for example, participating in calls and webinars and managing key communications with partners and prospects.
  • Maintain accurate data on the partnerships team CRM System (currently HubSpot) and support deal pipeline workflows.
  • Advance the partnerships team’s internal co-ordination of cross-team projects and tasks through regular engagement with colleagues in our programs and operations teams.
  • Prepare supporting materials to be presented at monthly leadership team meetings and quarterly governance meetings with our board.

The majority of EOF’s team are London-based, and candidates may need to be available during a significant portion of UK working hours (to be determined on a case-by-case basis). Remote and hybrid working options will be considered. Please note that EOF cannot currently sponsor interns to work in the UK.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • Enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate or graduate school, or a recent graduate (within the last 2 years).
  • Excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • No immediate relatives (e.g., father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and?have no other relatives in the line of authority that the intern will report to.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.


  • Experience with fundraising, includes relationship management work with corporate donors/sponsors, foundations, or philanthropists.
  • Partnership-building skills and the ability to cultivate relationships with current and prospective partners.
  • Experience conducting research in a fast-paced, results driven environment.
  • Ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced and entrepreneurial organization as part of a collaborative and committed team. Start-up experience would be an advantage.
  • Ability to manage a high workload at a fast pace with strong attention to detail and a high bar for quality; manage concurrent timelines, independently prioritize tasks and work.
  • A degree in a relevant subject, such as economics, political science, development, education, or a related field, would be preferred.
  • Experience or an interest in international development, the global education sector, and international aid is desirable. Additional consideration will be given for any relevant partnerships experience.
  • Proficiency in French, Spanish or Arabic is desirable.

General information

  • We have a global mandate and a global team, with staff based across most continents. However, the majority of our team are London-based, and candidates may need to be available during a significant portion of UK working hours (to be determined on a case-by-case basis). Remote and hybrid working options will be considered. Please note that EOF cannot currently sponsor interns to work in the UK.
  • A stipend will be provided for the duration of the internship, which will be determined based on the location of the successful candidate according to current UNICEF rules and regulations.
  • The internship is expected to start on Monday 04 September 2023 and finish on Friday 01 March 2024. Please note that candidates who cannot commit to a six-month internship, working full-time, cannot be considered for the positions.