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UNHCR vacancy External Relations Internship

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees offers assistance and protection to refugees around the world. UNHCR is one of the largest refugee agencies, with a staff of over 11,500 employees who help millions of refugees in 128 countries.

The External Relations Unit for Belgium and Luxembourg is seeking a native Francophone intern for 6 months (starting Sept 2019). The intern must meet the administrative criteria set out below and have a perfect command of French, a good command of English and Dutch, and knowledge of the media sector (including social media). Layout and CMS skills are an asset.

 

What we offer

  

·     Work in a dynamic, international environment

·     Learn about state-of-the-art promotional techniques

·     Learning about refugee issues with one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world

·     First-hand accounts of refugee situations, via presentations given by staff assisting refugees in Belgium and abroad

·     Experience with a UN agency

·     Wide variety of interesting tasks

·     Letter of recommendation from a prestigious organization

 

General description of internship

  

·        Researching and summarizing information on a variety of historic and current refugee issues

·        Summarizing refugee-related issues in the Belgian press on a daily basis

·        Writing, editing and translating texts (mainly English and Dutch into French),
  usually for the website

·        Proposing and uploading content onto Twitter and/or the website to strict deadlines

·        Assisting with the organization of events

·        Assisting with the creation and updating of publications (e.g., brochures, postcards)

·        Assistance with general office tasks on an ad hoc basis 

 

Requisite educational and administrative criteria

  

In order to be considered eligible for an internship, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

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

·     Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of the Organization;

·     Have no direct family ties with a UNHCR staff member (including Temporary Appointment holder) nor with a member of the Affiliate Workforce.

 

Submission deadline

 

Please e-mail your CV and cover letter by 28 March 2019 to [email protected] with the subject ‘PI Internship for French native-speaker’’. Early applications may be given priority.

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