Internship with Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) Section, Gaziantep Field Office, Turkiye, 26 weeks

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. 

For every child, education

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families.
Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential to the benefit of a better world.

How can you make a difference? 

UNICEF is implementing its 2021-2025 Country Programme Document (CPD) that has a key result area and outputs on “Adolescents”, supporting their development, participation, and engagement. UNICEF ADAP Intern will work on participation and engagement for adolescents and young people to develop their creativity, and participation and help them design solutions addressing challenges that they and their communities face. Together with partners, the intern will support young people to develop ideas and solutions to respond to modern-day challenges in their communities and increase their awareness regarding climate change.
The position will support skill development programmes. ADAP Intern will assist in following up the processes of skills development activities and will also support the organization of activities in line with changing needs in the field. This will support the personal empowerment of adolescents and young people.
The ADAP Intern will join sector meetings and focus on Southeast Youth Task Team members to learn good practices and mapping of the youth programmes. The position will assist in the arrangements of the task team meetings.
UNICEF ADAP Intern will get to present ideas and outputs and receive mentoring and career advice from the ADAP unit and other programme team members. The position will work with and for adolescents and have the opportunity to involve different areas for the work.
  • Support the implementation of youth participation, engagement, skill development programs.
  • Support information management and reporting activities.
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports, program documents, and submissions by providing information, preparing tables, and other documents.
  • Undertake regular program field visits and exchange information with partners/stakeholders to gather the necessary information, report on bottleneck and challenges.
  • Contribute to meetings of the Southeast Youth Task Team Meetings under the Protection Sector and assist in mapping youth services in the Southeast region.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years – Applicants must be at least 18 years old. (psychology, social work, child development, sociology, education or another relevant technical field.)
  • To be fluent in English, with strong writing skills. Additionally, fluency in another official and working language of the UN would be an asset.
  • To have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Additional consideration will be given for any past experience in related fields.

Duty Station: Gaziantep

Internship Modality: On-site and Full-time

Supervisor: ADAP Officer

Duration of the Internship: 26 weeks


STIPEND: In accordance with UNICEF’s guidelines, interns will be paid a nominal stipend per month. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.

INSURANCE: UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the intern’s service, whether on or off UNICEF premises. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrolment in a health/accident plan prior to start his/her work. If accepted, the intern will be required to provide a copy of health insurance coverage and to fill out the relevant UNICEF forms on conditions regarding service as an intern.


For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.



UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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

Advertised: 10 May 2024 GTB Daylight Time
Deadline: 24 May 2024 GTB Daylight Time

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