Tuesday, 25 June 2019

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Internship, UNHCR, Luxembourg Liaison Office

Internship at the UN Refugee Agency Luxembourg Liaison Office

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offers assistance and protection to some 65 million people of concern (internally displaced people, refugees, returnees, stateless people, asylum-seekers and others) around the world.

The Protection Unit for Belgium and Luxembourg seeks a native French-speaking intern for a six-month full-time internship in Luxembourg starting in September 2019.

The intern should be a native French speaker, with an excellent command of written and spoken English, and preferably a Master in Law. Knowledge of German and/or Luxembourgish will be an asset. Evidence of previous experience or a strong interest in refugee matters or human rights is highly valuable.

Non-sponsored interns will receive a Food and Local Transportation Allowance, up to USD 1000 per month, payable in local currency. In cases where a sponsored intern receives funding for less than the above allowance amount, UNHCR will pay the difference between this amount and the allowance, if any.


What we Offer

  • Experience with a UN agency
  • Work in a dynamic, international environment
  • Learning about refugee and statelessness issues with one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world
  • Opportunity to use languages (English, French and German/Luxembourgish)


General description of internship

  • Monitoring and analyzing Luxembourg asylum law and practice
  • Researching country of origin information and a variety of refugee and statelessness issues
  • Drafting a wide range of documents including reports and correspondence, and responding to information requests
  • Writing, editing and translating texts (in English, French and German/Luxembourgish, according to native language)
  • Assisting with public information activities and the organization of events
  • Assisting with general office tasks


How to apply

Please e-mail your CV and cover letter in either English or French no later than midday 7 June 2019 to [email protected] with the subject Intern September 2019- Luxembourg. It is very important to use this title in the subject line of your email.

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