UNHCR Internship

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 support people forced to flee.
UNHCR’s Internship Programme offers eligible students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain experience in the humanitarian sector in line with their academic programme and future career aspirations.

UNHCR Internship

Offered by:  UNHCR
Duration:  2 to 6 months
Internship coverage:  Fully Funded
Eligible nationality:  All Nationalities
Award country:  Worldwide

Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant should be an undergraduate or should be enrolled in a graduate program.
Recent graduates are also eligible for this those who have qualified in last two years.
Students from all countries and nationalities can apply.
There in No Need of any English Language Proficiency Certificate.
Candidates must arrange their own medical insurance and show UNHCR that they have coverage that is valid for the duration of the contract.

Internships are offered at various locations, including UNHCR headquarters in Geneva, the Global Service Centres in Amman, Budapest and Copenhagen, or in field country offices. Subject to approval of their managers, interns may telework within or outside of the country of duty station.
Internships are made available based on the needs of offices and their capacity to receive and supervise interns and provide them with meaningful assignments.

Length of placement
Internships can begin at any time during the year and normally lasts two to six months with the possibility of extension up to eight months.

Food and local transportation allowance and travel costs
Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to partially help support costs related to food, local transportation and living expenses.
Unless provided or paid by their sponsoring entities, UNHCR will also reimburse interns engaged from a location outside the country of the duty station for return travel costs to/from the duty station by the most economical route available irrespective of the duration of the journey. It is the intern’s responsibility to arrange for a visa and to cover related visa costs. UNHCR can provide support with the required documents.

Medical insurance
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.

Official link: https://www.unhcr.org/internships

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