2 Fresh Graduate UN Jobs – Internship – External Relations – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:    Internship – External Relations (2 Fresh Graduate Job Opportunities)

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About UNHCR:

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide advice and recommendations on knowledge management and information sharing, and draft related procedures to ensure compliance
  • Support the implementation of communications and fundraising strategies for countries, situations and special projects.
  • Help ensure that reporting reaches maximum impact by supporting the development of strategies and analysis for distribution.
  • Systematically review impact and reach results and other measurement tools for learning purposes.
  • Maintain up-to-date filing system and External Relations calendar.
  • Collect press-cuttings of articles in national, regional, international and periodicals that pertain to refugee related issues and to the work of the office, and compile and distribute a daily news clipping service.
  • Assist in compilation and editing of weekly, monthly, annual/quarterly thematic reports, situations reports etc.
  • Perform any other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Intern job placement must hold a University, preferably advanced, in International Law, Political Science, International Relations, Communications or a related field
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) essential
  • Fluency in Arabic or French desirable
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS Office 365 applications including SharePoint.
  • Previous experience in an international environment is an advantage
  • Positive inter-personal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-functional team and environment
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mandate of UNHCR
  • Recent graduate (those persons who completed their studies within one year of applying) or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO; and
  • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of the Organization.



  • An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is a staff member of UNHCR, including a Temporary Appointment holder or a member of the Affiliate Workforce, is not eligible for an internship.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or interview.


Allowance: 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.


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations in this capacity should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 17th July 2021


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