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UNHCR Internship Program in Switzerland

Internship on the UNHCR Division of External Relations, Internal Communications

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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The Division of External Relations of UNHCR call applications for an internship program on International Communications. The Internal Communications team works to ensure coordinated and coherent strategic internal communications across UNHCR globally, unlocking greater engagement and commitment from colleagues, ensuring their voices are heard and connecting them more closely to the UNHCR cause.

Position summary 

The ideal candidate for this internship will have experience in communications; public relations or marketing; and possess the ability to support the internal communications team within the DER Director’s Office. The intern will report to and work closely with the Special Coordinator for Internal Communications. In addition to that, the ideal candidate will be working in a fast-paced and reactive environment and has the skills and ability to support creating content, presentations and reports and competent in using Microsoft Office.


  • Preparing agendas, meeting minutes, talking points and other information packages.
  • Researching and drafting creative and engaging editorial, including articles, listicles, profiles and factsheets in collaboration with UNHCR colleagues around the world.
  • Reviewing and also editing editorial content shared by UNHCR colleagues.
  • Also, preparing summary and activity performance reports.
  • Assist with coordination of the Working Group on Internal Communications.
  • Furthermore, undertaking any other tasks assigned.


Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be eligible for this UNHCR Internship Program

  • Recent graduate (those persons who completed their studies within one year of applying) or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school program from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO; and
  • Must have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of the organization.
  • Must have interest in communication and external relations work. Similarly, candidates must have interest in the humanitarian cause.
  • Computer skills of knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail
  • Effective in time management as well as organizational abilities.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both orally and in writing, is essential. Furthermore, knowledge of
  • French or another UN language is an asset


Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to partially help to cover the cost of food, local transportation, and living expenses.

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