UNHCR Internship for International Students in Switzerland, 2018

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Applications are invited for UNHCR-The UN Refugee Agency Internship to undertake an extended research task to be agreed in consultation with the Statelessness Section upon commencement of the internship in Geneva, Switzerland. International students are eligible to apply for this internship programme. This is an unpaid internship programme.

Field of Internship: Under the supervision of the full-time staff of the Statelessness Section, the intern is to undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Undertake an extended research task to be agreed in consultation with the Statelessness Section upon commencement of the internship;
  • Assist with research relating to legal and policy papers on Statelessness;
  • Assist with the preparation of the quarterly Campaign Update;
  • Assist with research for the state-based “Friends of the Campaign” Group; and
  • Assist with the day-to-day work of the Section (research on statelessness situations, law, and policy, press reviews, arranging and distribution of statelessness related materials etc.).
    Course Level: 
    Internship
    Internship Provider: 
    UNHCR-The UN Refugee Agency
    Internship can be taken in 
    Geneva, Switzerland

Eligibility: Education:

  • Degree in international law, international human rights law, international relations or politics.
  • Academic or practical experience relating to statelessness, nationality and human rights would be an asset.
  • Language: Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required; knowledge of another UN language would be an asset.

Internship Open for International Students: International students are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

Is this paid internship? This is an unpaid internship programme.

Internship Description: The Statelessness Section is looking for a full-time intern for a period of 4 months. To implement UNHCR’s global mandate on statelessness, the Statelessness Section of the Division of International Protection (DIP) serves as the engine driving the development of UNHCR policy on statelessness as well as training and guidance tools on statelessness, at both operational and doctrinal levels. The full-time staff of the Statelessness Section is comprised of one Senior Legal Coordinator, one Senior Legal Officer, one Legal Officer, and two full-time consultants. Work on statelessness at UNHCR is particularly busy and interesting, entering the fourth year of UNHCR’s #IBELONG Campaign to End Statelessness within 10 years.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: The internship will run from 01 February 2018 to 31 May 2018.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit the required documents listed below by e-mail to HQDIPVAC-at-unhcr.org referring to Vacancy Number DIP/PLS/046/2017:

  • Letter of motivation, addressing the personal requirements in the Vacancy notice;
  • Completed UN Personal History Form (P11) signed.
  • The UN Personal History Form is mandatory;
  • P11 forms are available on unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.d
  • Applications received without a P11 will not be considered

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is January 10, 2018.

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