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UNHCR Internship in Geneva (stipend available)

UNHCR Internship in Geneva (stipend available)

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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UNHCR Internship in Geneva, Switzerland


UNHCR Division of External Relation in Geneva is seeking an individual with a wide range of skills, experience in communications-related projects and a strong interest in the work of the organization to support our public outreach work through the Visitors Centre. The internship duration will be for six months on a full-time basis. Through this internship, the intern will gain unique knowledge about UNHCR’s global role, capabilities, programs, and impact, and the role of communications and outreach in achieving the UNHCR mandate.


  • Assisting with the planning and coordination of group visits.
  • Also, assisting with the preparation of group-specific programs.
  • Preparation of appropriate briefing material for participants (if required).
  • Receive visitors and being mindful of the image conveyed.
  • When necessary, update public information leaflets (mainly in English and French) and/or assist with the production of publications for the Visitors Centre.


To be eligible for this UNICEF Internship in Geneva, candidates must be either a recent graduate (having completed their studies within one year of applying) or a current student in a graduate/undergraduate school program from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO. S/he must have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of UNHCR. However, candidates who have immediate relatives (father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister) working as staff members of UNHCR are not eligible to apply.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Interested in communications, advocacy or external relations work.
  • Must possess social media skills. In addition to that, knowledge of Photoshop, WordPress software, editing, and graphic design tools (or an interest in learning them) is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills (both spoken and written).
  • Fluent English (written and oral) is mandatory. In addition to that, fluent French (written and oral) is highly desirable. Knowledge of Chinese or any other UN official language is desirable.
  • Good organizational and time management skills as well as good interpersonal skills. Also, excellent computer skills (MS office suite).
  • Interest in the humanitarian cause as well as diplomacy, discretion and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Furthermore, calm under pressure.


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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