Share this Job

Intern (Non-Formal Education, Lifelong Learning and Literacy)


Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Bangkok

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 31-MAR-2021 (EXTENDED)


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism



Literacy and Lifelong Learning Team in EISD implements a regional co-operative programme designed to promote literacy, Non-formal education, and lifelong learning for disadvantaged children, youth and adult under the guiding principle of a human rights-based approach to education. The programme of the Team is in line with the Sustainable Development Goal No. 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Long Description

Main tasks and assignments


Under the programme areas of basic education and lifelong learning, the Team is seeking an intern/volunteer

to work closely with the responsible Programme Specialist and assist the team to implement program activities.

In particular, the successful candidate will contribute to the programme implementation through the following:

Long Description

  • Assist to conduct researches on Non Formal Education, Education for Disadvantage People, Community and Area Based Education, Assistive Technology and any other topics required by the Programme Specialist and Project Officers;
  • Assist to implement Learning Coin for Equitable Education project in collaboration with Equitable Education Fund (EEF) including compiling/reviewing learning materials in Thai language, supporting the team to manage the database and systems of LearnBig (www.learnbig.net) open educational resources platform and application, conducting data analysis of the learners, and communicating with potential publishers/partners of the project;
  • Support to monitor and evaluate the team project activities;
  • Provide assistance to administrate on social media platforms under the team activities;
  • Support to the team to organize the national and international conferences, events and workshops that relevant to regional capacity development under the project of the team;
  • Provide any tasks as required by the Programme Specialist and Project Officers.

Long Description

Learning opportunities during the course of the internship


Depending on the tasks performed and the length of the internship, after the assignment the incumbent will be able to:

  • Understand the current situation of out-of-school children and education development, particularly for disadvantaged children in the Asia and the Pacific region;
  • Understand the updated information about the mobile and ubiquitous learning
  • Prepare project reports and analytical papers;
  • Gain practical knowledge on the role of UNESCO and its contributions to developing countries;
  • Gain ICT skills through educational innovation-driven projects;
  • Get familiarized with international development work.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)


For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.



  • For the internship position, candidates must be enrolled in relevant graduate/post-graduate programme at the time of application;
  • Background and/or strong interest in education within the context of international development
  • Concerned about people who were unreached
  • Graduate studies in education, social development and public administration
  • Good research and analytical writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel. Strong ICT skills including data analytics tools and WordPress is an advantage
  • Strong written and spoken English and Thai languages


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.