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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): Internships 2024 Apply Online

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the leading UN agency that works to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. We are committed to achieving three transformative results: ending preventable maternal deaths, ending unmet need for family planning, and ending gender-based violence and harmful practices.

UNFPA Pretoria offers internship opportunities for highly motivated students with a passion for reproductive health, gender equality, and population issues. The internship provides a unique opportunity for individuals to gain valuable experience working with an international organization while contributing to meaningful projects that make a difference in the lives of people globally.

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  • Research and Analysis: Conduct research and analysis on reproductive health, gender equality, and population dynamics to support ongoing projects and initiatives.
  • Program Support: Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of programs and projects aimed at advancing UNFPA's goals and objectives.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Assist in the preparation of reports, briefs, and other documentation related to UNFPA's activities and initiatives.
  • Event Coordination: Support the organization and coordination of workshops, conferences, and other events related to reproductive health and gender equality.
  • Communication and Outreach: Contribute to the development of communication materials and outreach strategies to raise awareness about UNFPA's work and impact.
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program in a relevant field such as public health, gender studies, international development, or a related discipline.
  • Strong academic performance with a demonstrated interest in reproductive health, gender equality, and population issues.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills.
  • Proficiency in English (both written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Job Benefits

Internships with UNFPA Pretoria typically last for a minimum of three months, with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability. While the internship is unpaid, it offers valuable learning and networking opportunities within the United Nations system. Additionally, interns may have access to training sessions, workshops, and other capacity-building activities organized by UNFPA.



Interested candidates should submit their CV/resume and a cover letter outlining their motivation for applying and how their skills and experience align with the internship position. Applications should be sent with the subject line "UNFPA Pretoria Internship Application - [Your Name]." Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Join us at UNFPA Pretoria and contribute to our mission of creating a world where every individual can realize their full potential and live a life of dignity and opportunity.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
International Affairs
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
June 4, 2024
Valid through
June 4, 2028
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