UNHCR Internships 2023 (Fully Funded)

A professional opportunity for recent graduates and current university students to gain practical work experience as an intern in UNHCR, The United Nations Refugee Agency. This opportunity will make you more qualified to work in big and international authorities.

UNHCR Internships 2023 (Fully Funded)


UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. Formally known as the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1950 in the aftermath of the Second World War to help the millions of people who had lost their homes.

About UNHCR Internship

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. 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 advertised on the main UNHCR recruitment platform and new opportunities are regularly added.

Finance and Benefits

Interns will receive a monthly allowance to partially help support costs related to food, local transportation and living expenses. for Interns who can receive financial support from an outside party they will not take an allowance.

- Unless travel tickets provided or paid by sponsoring entitles, UNHCR will reimburse the interns for the round trip travel to and from the country of the duty station by the most economical route available irrespective of the duration of the journey.

- For interns who need Visa, they have to arrange for the visa and cover the related costs, UNHCR can provide support with the required documents.

Candidates are responsible for arranging medical insurance and for providing proof to UNHCR of valid medical insurance covering the period of the contract.


- Candidates from all the member countries in UNHCR are eligible to apply for this internship.

Be a recent graduate or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO.

NoteRecent graduates are considered to be candidates who completed their studies within two years of applying for an internship with UNHCR.

Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant to, or of interest to, the work of the organisation.

Do not have immediate relatives (father, mother, brother, or sister) working for UNHCR as a staff member on any contract type or as an affiliate at the time of application.

Candidates applying to UNHCR Internships s are required to be fully proficient in English. A working knowledge of a second UN language (Arabic/Chinese/French/Russian/Spanish) or additional language(s) at B2 level may be essential or desirable based on operational needs.

Length of the Internship

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.

How to apply?

Interested candidates should apply via the main UNHCR recruitment platform

Note: there is no application deadline to apply, that's mean you can apply at anytime during the year

For more details about the UNHCR Internships check the official website from HERE

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