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Please see below for our London Internship programme and employment opportunities outside of the UK.

Current Vacancies

No current vacancies.

Internships with UNHCR

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International Internships

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Voluntary Work Abroad

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Employment Opportunities

We're currently looking to hire highly motivated candidates with relevant work experience, who are ready to start a career as international civil servants. Please click here to find out more about our Entry-Level Humanitarian Professional Program (EHP).

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 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. In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. Today, UNHCR is operating in more than 120 countries helping an estimated 19.8 million persons. The London office acts as the UK representative for UNHCR in relations with the UK Government, media and those involved in framing policy on refugee and asylum issues.

UNHCR internships are highly prized and provide a unique opportunity to work within the United Nations system and also on one of the most important global issues of today. We are looking for a graduate, who has a commitment to refugee issues and a desire to develop their skills and experience in general administration and finance.

All candidates should be computer literate in Microsoft Word and Excel, have good numeric skills, as well as the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times. Good interpersonal skills, flexibility and attention to detail are essential. 

The position is full-time and unpaid. The internship lasts for six months.

Job Description

The role of the Administration and Finance intern will be to assist the Human Resources and Admin Assistants in their daily tasks.

Human Resources Tasks will include:

- Preparing staff travel forms; updating contacts database; assisting with preparation of routine correspondence; filing of incoming documents and distribution of same as required; archiving and updating list of archived materials.

General administration tasks will include:

- Assisting with financial record keeping; liaising with suppliers; assisting the Representative (Head of Office) in various tasks; greeting visitors and assisting with internal and external meeting organisation; assisting with mail; maintaining diaries and schedules of internal meetings; other tasks as required.

Applications should be sent by email, with CV and covering letter to: gbrlo@unhcr.org. Please indicate you are applying for the Administration and Finance internship in the subject of the email. 

The deadline for applications is Monday 30th May.

For more information see www.unhcr.org.uk

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