Estágio em Comunicação – UNICEF – Rio de Janeiro, RJ













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.

UNICEF Brazil country programme (2017-2021) includes four major programmatic areas of focus: (1) social inclusion; (2) strengthening public policies to better reach the most vulnerable; (3) protection from the worst forms of violence; and (4) citizen (including adolescent) engagement.

At field level, UNICEF Brazil utilizes two major initiatives to achieve results for children: the UNICEF Municipal Seal and the Urban Centers initiative. In urban centers, UNICEF works with a focus on reducing intra-municipal inequalities, specially dialoguing and engaging with adolescents from vulnerable areas of the cities. In an integrated way, UNICEF and partners cooperate with the government level in different thematic areas as violence prevention, scholar inclusion, safe and inclusive mobility, youth employability, selfcare and self steam promotion. Those are some key issues that UNICEF has worked in its communication and advocacy strategy to influence decision makers and general public perception.

Work type: Internship
Location: Brazil
Categories: Support: Communication, Internship


How can you make a difference?

The Communication intern’s participation will include provision of support in technical areas and learning under the supervision of the Communication Specialist. The intern’s tasks are listed below according to the programme specifications:

  • Engage with local media outlets and other local partners;
  • Support the development of content for digital platforms;
  • Support the production of donor reports;
  • Produce human interested stories;
  • Support the development of national campaigns.

Benefits offered to the candidate by the affirmative action internship:

  • Knowledge about UNICEF actions and programmes that are being implemented in partnership with other international organizations, government and non-governmental institutions within the working field of Communications, social sciences, humanities, health and educational public policies and other related study areas;
  • Opportunity to gain professional work experience with an international organization in the field of Communications and put into practice theories learned during education;
  • The intern will be allowed to join in official trips; costs will be covered by UNICEF.


Modality: Paid (monthly stipend of BRL 1,500, without other benefits) – Part-time

The Communication Intern will work from the UNICEF Zonal Office in Rio de Janeiro/RJ, 20h per week (4h a day: from Monday through Friday).


Duration: 6 months


To qualify as an advocate for every child you will…

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be part of a disadvantage group (black race, brown race, indigenous, sexual minority, disabled, among others) including low income.
  • Be currently enrolled in a degree program in Communications or other related field having completed at least 3 years of an undergraduate-level degree or be a recent graduate (within past two years)
  • No immediate relatives working for any UNICEF
  • Strong academic performance or letter of recommendation
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Good interpersonal skills such as team work and pro-activity;
  • Demonstrate commitment with the United Nations values and principles.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are [ View our competency framework here]

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.



Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: E. South America Standard Time
Applications close: E. South America Standard Time

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