Are You a Young, Motivated Futurist?

If so, UNICEF Innocenti is eager to work with you! We are looking for young people who can come equipped with a combination of curiosity, creativity, and commitment to social good. We value prior experience in futures and foresight, but we firmly believe in potential and are therefore open to applications from young people possessing strong facilitation, research, advocacy, and communication skills.

We know that the future doesn’t have to Wait.

UNICEF Innocenti’s Youth Foresight Fellowship (UYFF) is a one-year program designed to empower young individuals  to shape their futures and UNICEF strategy.

This unique opportunity invites fellows to contribute to pioneering research and advocacy projects, making a real difference. UYFF is more than just a program - it's a catalyst for change, helping transform foresight into action for children and youth worldwide.

Who Can Apply?

✔️ Young people aged 15-25

✔️ Must be from the following countries: Algeria, Argentina, Comoros, Egypt, Ghana, Maldives, Mali, Myanmar, Türkiye, Pakistan, or USA

✔️ Experience in foresight is highly preferred; transferable skills like research, facilitation, advocacy, and or expertise in issues that will greatly impact the futures of children and youth

✔️ Must be able to devote between 5-10 hours per week on average to the fellowship

✔️ Selected fellows will receive stipend for work during the fellowship period

Application Materials

Click the Apply Now ↗️ button for detailed instruction!

✔️ Application Form

✔️ Link to a shared folder with
your CV/résumé and a cover letter

✔️ Link to a shared folder with
your creative submission

Deadline: August 21st, 2023

Please email us at for inquiries.

“I have been part of youth engagement processes that are just there to legitimize the work of others, where youth are undervalued, overworked, and misused solely for the purpose of representation. The UYFF at UNICEF has been the complete opposite.”

Ricardo Pineda Guzmán, Youth Foresight Fellow 2022

“The biggest difference between the UYFF and other programmes was that there was nothing set in stone… I felt that there was a lot of room for us to explore different versions and create work in a way that resonated with us the most. ”

Ijun Kim, Youth Foresight Fellow 2022

“I never participated in a fully remote program where I felt so deeply connected to everyone afterwards. Also, I truly apprecieated how this program was flexible in a way that you trusted each fellow to contribute as much as possible. Although it was flexible, it was very concentrated on creating meaningful ouputs which was really great and super important.”

Joshua Steib, Youth Foresight Fellow 2022

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