On March 20, 2018 in Adra in eastern Ghouta in the Syrian Arab Republic, a UNICEF Syria child protection specialist holds 6-months-old baby Yusuf as his mother queued for services.

UNICEF USA seeks talented individuals from all backgrounds to join our fight for child survival.


Our staff is a diverse group of highly capable and committed individuals who bring a wide range of professional experiences, both nonprofit and for-profit, to bear on our mission.

We are an equal opportunity organization and our core values—Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork and Service—guide us in how we carry out this mission each day.

UNICEF USA interns

A limited number of paid internship opportunities are available in our New York City National Headquarters and regional offices for current university students. Interns support the organization in a variety of areas including fundraising, marketing, and communications as well as general research and administration. 

UNICEF USA does not have overseas internships. All successful applicants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel, lodging and living expenses during the internship period as appropriate.

UNICEF USA recruits interns on an as needed basis; however, the majority of opportunities generally coincide with the Fall, Spring and Summer semester university calendar. See "Current Job Openings" below.

Diversity and inclusion statement

UNICEF USA embraces the attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person unique. We respect all differences, visible and invisible, and challenge prejudice and bias that consciously or unconsciously target people from all walks of life. Just as we are dedicated to the principles of diversity and inclusion, we expect our staff, partners, volunteers and supporters to commit to these same values.

At UNICEF USA, we believe that the benefits of diversity and highly engaged employees can propel an organization to dream, communicate, build, and create in ways thought to be unimaginable. We value and incorporate the diverse experiences, perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds of our employees to build a solid foundation that enables us to achieve our mission For Every Child.

Be cautious about emailed job postings

Our organization acknowledges that there has been an increase in websites and emails imitating UNICEF USA (UUSA). All open vacancies at UUSA will be posted on https://www.unicefusa.org/jobs. Please disregard any emails that refer you to a different website.

All recruitment requests will be from a ‘unicefusa.org’ email address. UNICEF USA will not request sensitive personal information (i.e. social security) over the phone or by email.

Offers of employment or job openings with requests for payment of fees are fraudulent. The scammers' request for the payment of fees may come only after you have accepted the fraudulent offer. UNICEF USA does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, or any other fees). Any requests for such payment or information should be refused. If you have already sent money, then you should report this to your local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action. Learn more.