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2020 Internship Programme – UNFPA Zimbabwe


United Nations Population Fund


2020 Internship Programme – UNFPA Zimbabwe




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



  • Finance
  • Administration
  • Human resources
  • Procurement
  • ICT


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.




  1. Students should be enrolled in an undergraduate/advanced degree programme or have recently graduated
  2. Students must have written and spoken proficiency in English


Application Requirements

  1. Personal motivation letter demonstrating your interest and commitment to the field of development with a focus on the thematic area of interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae including 2 referees.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from persons with whom you  hold an academic or professional relationship
  4. Letter from College or University
  5. Completed and signed Internship application form
  6. Completed and signed UN Personal History Form (P-11)


Interested applicants are invited to send applications to the UNFPA Country Representative on email: before 15 November 2019. Applications received through any other source will not be considered.



  1. There are no advance fees, application, processing or other fees at any stage of the application and recruitment process.
  2. UNFPA does not solicit, screen or discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  3. Please note that UNFPA will respond and contact ONLY shortlisted applicants.
  4. UNFPA is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are encouraged to apply.