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FNs befolkningsfond søker praktikanter til deres kontorer i Afrika eller Asia fra 1. februar 2018.

Søknadsfrist: 16.10.2017

For bachelor and master students at the University of Oslo


With UNFPA Country Offices


Duration: 1 February – 31 May 2018.

Time: The internship will be full time with an expected workload of 40 hours per week

Where: UNFPA Regional Office in South Africa; UNFPA Regional Office in Senegal, and; UNFPA Regional Office in Thailand.

UNFPA Country Offices in Africa and Asia including; Uganda, Malawi, Ghana, Liberia, Sao Tome, Equatorial Guinea, Bangladesh, Lao, DR Congo, Rwanda, Guinea-Bissau and Cameroon. Some country offices are subject to final confirmation and others may be added

Conditions:    The internship is unpaid. Costs related to travel, insurance, visa and accommodation will exclusively be covered by the applicant. UNFPA Nordic Office and relevant country office will need to see documentation of insurance coverage prior to the commencement of the internship. The internship is open for both Norwegian citizens and non-Norwegian citizens, and you may apply for a scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Who we are

United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

For this purpose, UNFPA supports sexuality education and information; access to contraception, including condoms to protect against HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections; and access to health care during pregnancy and child birth. UNFPA also promotes programs targeted at eliminating female genital mutilation and child marriage.

UNFPA supports developing countries with population data collection and analysis for national development strategies. UNFPA’s Headquarters are located in New York. The Fund works in 155 countries around the world.

For more information on UNFPA’s work, please visit our website at www.unfpa.org

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the UNFPA country/regional Representative or other staff appointed by the country/regional Representative, the intern will assist the Country/Regional Office. The position may include the following:

Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Drafting working documents related to project management, communications etc.
  2. Collecting and analyzing data
  3. Monitoring and evaluating Developments
  4. Other tasks in accordance with the agreed work plan.

A specific work plan with intended achievements and learning outcomes for the duration of the Internship will be agreed upon between the intern and the Country/Regional Office.

Qualifications and Experience Applicants within the following fields of study will be preferred:

  • Public Health (sexual and reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections incl. HIV/AIDS, non-communicable diseases, nutrition)
  • Demography
  • Economics incl. health economics
  • Political Science
  • Social anthropology incl. community participation
  • Development studies incl. monitoring and evaluation
  • Communication
  • Gender, incl. gender equality and gender based violence
  • Human Resources Management
  • Procurement, incl. supply chain management

Furthermore it is a requirement that the successful applicant has:

  1. Enrolled at a the University of Oslo.
  2. Proven academic progress and experience working with complex issues.
  3. Fluency in English.
  4. A solid knowledge of French for students applying for an internship in francophone countries.
  5. A solid knowledge of Portuguese for students applying for an internship in Mozambique.
  6. Ability to write and work clearly and concisely and with attention to detail.
  7. Initiative, sound judgment and ability to work with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.


The successful intern should be ready to assist in other related duties as required, including ad hoc tasks.

Learning Elements

Upon completion of the internship the Intern should have gained:

  1. Increased understanding of the UN system.
  2. Understanding of the UNFPA mandate and policies.
  3. Understanding of the dynamics of an Inter-Agency Programme .
  4. Knowledge of technical language and working procedures.
  5. Competences in writing and formulating documents.
  6. Networking skills.
  7. The ability to work as a team member in a multicultural setting.


When applying

You have to be enrolled at a bachelor or master degree program at the University of Oslo.

Please prepare a cover letter of max 1 page indicating your interest for a specific country and area of work. In addition attach a CV (including specific language skills)

Please attach your CV and cover letter in the application-form. 

If you have any questions, please contact: sibel.thorsen-hazir@sv.uio.no

It is recommended that you ask The Carrier Services at the University of Oslo to examin your CV and cover letter. 






Publisert 17. okt. 2017 16:50 - Sist endret 17. okt. 2017 16:50