Get Ready for the UNHCR Internship Program. UNHCR Paid Internship is one of the Best International Internship Opportunity for All International Applicants across the world. UNHCR Internees will become an Important Part of UN mission to serve humanity. By this Opportunity, you will get a chance to meet with international High Qualified Mentors. Applicants doingUndergraduate, Graduate Degree in Any Academic Field are Eligible. There is No Registration Fee Neither Any IELTS/TOEFL requirement.
UNHCR is looking for talented, motivated and passionate individuals – like you – from around the world who bring knowledge, innovative thinking and different ideas to enhance our capacity to serve people of concern to the organization.
UNHCR’s Internship Programme offers eligible students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain experience in the humanitarian sector in an international environment, in line with their academic programme or future work in a field related to UNHCR’s mission. Internships are offered at various locations depending on the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns and provide them with meaningful assignments. An internship can begin at any time during the year and it normally lasts two to six months.
In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Recent graduate* or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO; and
- Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant to, or of interest to, the work of the organization.
*Recent graduates are to be considered those persons who completed their studies within one year of applying for an internship with UNHCR.
Food and Local Transportation Allowance
Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to support costs related to food and local transportation.
Interns should be ready to cover their own travel to the duty station as well as any additional costs above and beyond any allowance they may receive from UNHCR. It is the intern’s responsibility to arrange for a visa and to cover related costs. UNHCR can provide support with the required documents.
Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to partially help to cover the cost of food, local transportation and living expenses.
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity
Before the start of an internship with UNHCR, candidates are responsible for arranging medical insurance and for providing proof to UNHCR of valid medical insurance covering the period of the contract. UNHCR accepts no responsibility for any costs connected to medical insurance of interns, nor does the organization cover the costs for medical evacuation of interns. Interns working in locations where medical facilities are inadequate are advised to ensure that their medical insurance covers emergency medical evacuation.
Furthermore, the health insurance selected by interns should provide the necessary geographical coverage for both accident and illness.
Benefits of UNHCR Internships
- The Selected Interns will Receive Allowance for Food and Local Transportation
- The Interns will gain real life experience in an impactful organization.
- The UN internship would be a golden sport in the CV
- This Experience would be helpful in the career development of the interns.
- The internship provides a chance to have contacts with other influential professionals
- Pave a way for better job opportunities.
Current internship opportunities:
Available Internships UNHCR 2023 Internship Programme
- Field Security Associate
- Protection Intern
- IT Intern
- Senior Field Security Assistant
- Associate Paid Media and Digital Marketing Officer
- Asst External Relations Of(N)
- Associate Protection Officer
- PSP Donor Care Intern
Internships in Geneva, Switzerland and other locations
How to apply
We encourage you to read our FAQs before you submit an application.
To learn more about how to apply, go to Application and Selection.