UNICEF is a wonderful organization that fights for the rights of impoverished children and families in countries across the world. I would be very interested in working for UNICEF. Currently there are short term positions available in the education field in many countries. Unfortunately the websites says that they receive many more applications than they have availability for placement. Skills for this job would depend on the place and issue that you are working towards resolving. For me that might include a degree in education as well as experience working with families of different cultures
International Child Resource Institute
A program I found interesting on a national level is the International Child Resource Institute. This program helps to promote a world where all communities have the resources to reduce poverty (International Child Resource Institute, 2013). They work in grass roots community efforts to alleviate the effects of poverty on families. There is currently a marketing internship available. A person needs to have a commitment to world issues and a desire to better the lives of children and families, which I have. You also have to be interested in building your experience to include consulting work in many developing countries.
National Head Start
Working for National Head Start would be a terrific job for me. Currently there are positions available in the Education State Center for National Head Start. To be successful in this position, I would need a back ground education in earlychildhood education as well as a master’s degree or doctorate in the field. I would also need much experience working with diverse populations and have an understanding of how Head Start functions and their mission in this field.
International Child Resource Institute. (2013). our vision. Retrieved from http://www.icrichild.org/our-vision/
National Head Start. (2013). Job board. Retrieved from http://www.nhsa.org/?e=jobBoard.detail&job_board_id=1342
UNICEF. (2013). Employment. Retrieved from http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_internship.html