Internship (Part Time) - Sanitation System Cost and Environmental Impact Modeling NYHQ

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
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  • Posted
    Nov 06

Position description

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.

And we never give up.

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff. he internship programme is also offered as part of the learning experience placement to current graduate students during their 2nd year of graduate studies.


The Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS) and Programme Division (PD), based in New York Headquarters, would like to engage an Intern to help us to develop climate-resilient and cost-effective sanitation systems in humanitarian contexts. Working with UNICEF's Office of Emergency Programmes and the WASH Programme.

The Inter will:


Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in developing a user-friendly Excel-based tool to calculate the costs and environmental impact implications of different sanitation options in humanitarian situations over mid- to long-term time horizons.
  • Adapt existing water provision cost and carbon costing projection tool into similar user-friendly format and assist in applying the tool to new investment contexts, as requested by UNICEF field offices.
  • Contribute to the training of UNICEF field offices in using the tool to identify opportunities for humanitarian/development nexus investment opportunities in the sanitation sector.
  • Collect data drawn from field offices to support a global business case for investment in sanitation systems in fragile contexts.
  • Assist with analysis contributing toward a blended financing facility in support of water and sanitation infrastructure development in fragile contexts.
  • Develop documentation on best practices and lessons learned related to work above, as requested.
  • Support in other projects as defined with the supervisor.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for an internship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate university degree in Economics, Business, Environmental Science, Engineering, Urban Planning, Finance, International Relations or Related Fields/ Recent graduates are allowed until 2 years after degree completion.
  • A relevant background in Finance, Management Consulting, Engineering, Environmental Sciences or another relevant field.
  • Relevant background in Building Financial Models.
  • Excellent quantitative analysis skills
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.


For this internship, Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

Other Requirements:

  • Letter of verification from the college or university that the intern is currently enrolled in an undergraduate school and has completed at least two years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of an undergraduate degree (if the candidate is 18 years old, this replaces the two-year bachelor’s completion requirement); or, Graduate Degree Program (i.e., Master’s, PhD).  It should also state the expected graduation date.  Recent graduates are allowed until 2 years after degree completion.
  • Copy of their most recent official transcript showing excellent academic performance
  • Copy of Identification Card (ID)
  • One letter of signed recommendation on letterhead or from professional email address


In accordance to UNICEF's guidelines, interns will be paid a stipend of US $1,500 per month for full-time work; part-time internship will be paid accordingly. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

Start date (indicative)15 November 2019

Duration: The duration of the internship is 6 months. | Hours: 4 hours/day (part time)

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