United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Internship Programme
The work undertaken by interns depends on the requirements of the unit/office, and the intern's qualifications and interests. Most interns work on a project which will benefit both them and UNHCR, in fields such as refugee protection (legal), international relations, administration, field work, etc. Internships at UNHCR are on an on-going basis and are offered throughout the year, depending on the availability of meaningful assignments and the needs and capacity of units/offices to receive and supervise interns. There is no deadline for sending in your application form.
The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another state, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.
Applications must be submitted through the online application link. Since not all offices outside Headquarters have access to the central database, it is recommended that, in addition to the online application, requests for internships be also submitted directly by separate mail with a covering letter to the field/branch office concerned.