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Internships with UNHCR

UNHCR regularly recruits voluntary interns to support teams within UNHCR UK and UNHCR’s global fundraising team. These internships are usually for six months, full-time, and are a great way to help make a difference to the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and abroad. The internships offered are in four different areas of work: legal protection, external relations, fundraising and admin/ finance. More general opportunities for training and developing knowledge of the sector will be available to all interns. Information on how to apply is available at the bottom of the page.

Legal Protection Internships

There are currently four Legal Protection internship positions, each lasting for a period of six months and with different start dates throughout the year. We are looking for talented graduates with a legal background and a commitment to refugee issues.

Current vacancy: Application Deadline 25th May 2016

External Relations Internship

This role is ideally suited to graduates with a strong interest in refugee issues who would like to pursue a career in media, communications (including web-based and social media) or parliamentary affairs. Read about the experiences of one of our former interns here.

Next vacancy: No current vacancies.

Administration and Finance Internship

This six-month internship is ideally suited to graduates who have a strong commitment to refugee issues and an interest in developing skills in administration and finance. Read job description here.

Current vacancy: Application Deadline 30th May 2016

Fundraising Internship

There are two fundraising internships with the Private Sector Fundraising Team, each lasting for a period of six months. One supports Individual Giving and Digital fundraising activity, while the other supports our Leadership Giving fundraising. Read about the experience of one our former interns here.

Next vacancy: No current vacancies.

Goodwill Ambassador Team Internship

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Goodwill Ambassador team in London for a six month internship. This intenship will provide insight and experience in communication and relationship management functions as well as administration and team support within the context of an international humanitarian organization. For more information see the Job Description here.

Next vacancy: No current vacancies

How to apply

Interested applicants should return their CV and covering letter to the relevant unit in the London office. Applications may be submitted by email or by post - see contact details below.

Please state clearly within the covering letter (and if applying by email, subject line) which internship programme you are interested in (public information, legal protection or human resources and administration) and details of your availability.
Please note that due to the small size of our team we are regrettably unable to confirm receipt of applications, inform unsuccessful applicants or offer feedback on individual applications.

If you are interested in an internship starting at a later date, please note vacancies usually arise every six months in public information and human resources and administration, and every three months in legal protection. Please keep an eye on this webpage for future vacancies.

UNHCR London Office
10 Furnival Street

Legal Protection Internship: gbrlo@unhcr.org

External Affairs Internship: gbrloea@unhcr.org

Administrative/Finance Internship: gbrlo@unhcr.org

Fundraising Internship: ukfundra@unhcr.org

Goodwill Ambassador Internship: please see here.

Please note we are unable to offer placements outside our internship programme. This regrettably includes work experience or summer placements.