Where are voluntary internships at UNICEF UK advertised?
UNICEF UK advertises voluntary opportunities on the UNICEF UK website and through charity recruitment websites such as charityjob.com.
How do I apply for a voluntary internship?
In general, potential volunteer interns will be asked to complete a short application form and invited to a short selection interview prior to being offered a volunteer placement. All applications will be shortlisted fairly against the same set of criteria listed within the Volunteer Role Description.
Because of limited resources, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and only those individuals not successful after interview stage offered feedback.
Will I be paid for undertaking a voluntary internship at UNICEF UK?
No, but volunteers are able to claim back lunch and travel expenses (within London zones 1-6).
As a volunteer intern, what training will I be given?
Your supervisor will ensure that you are fully aware of what is expected of you in terms of your responsibilities and behaviour during your voluntary internship. You may also receive other, primarily on-the-job, training directly related to your role.
Volunteer interns are also eligible to attend certain core training courses. These include a UNICEF UK induction day, an introduction to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and Child Protection training.
Will I need to undergo any checks before beginning a voluntary internship?
In line with UNICEF UK’s Child Protection policy, where appropriate a volunteer intern will be subject to clearance from the Criminal Records Bureau and receipt of at least one appropriate reference.
Volunteer interns must also be eligible to reside and volunteer in the UK.
Does UNICEF UK recruit for volunteer opportunities overseas?
No, for information about voluntary opportunities overseas, please visit the UNICEF International website.
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