In recent years, the United Nations has been greatly criticized for its unfair internship policy based on which this prestigious institution continues to employ thousands of unpaid interns in its multiple agencies. Prospective interns are required to fulfill a demanding set of criteria and work full-time for six months without even having their basic costs covered by the UN. This has led students and early-career professionals who cannot afford to work for free to seek work experience in other organizations.
Nevertheless, not many internship-seekers know that there are several UN agencies which decided to award compensations to all of their interns, contributing towards their living costs. Most recently, UNICEF announced that it has changed its internship policy independently from the rest of the UN to introduce paid internships.
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