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 10,700 employees who help some 65 million people in over 128 countries.
The Protection Unit for Belgium and Luxembourg seeks two legal intern for a six-month internship, starting in July and September 2018 .
The intern should be a Dutch or French speaker at native speaker’s level, with a Masters in Law, International Affairs, or Political Sciences, an excellent command of written and spoken English and a very good knowledge of French or Dutch.
Evidence of previous experience or a strong interest in refugee matters or human rights is appreciated.
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 organisations in the world
First-hand accounts of refugee situations, via presentations given by staff assisting refugees in Belgium and abroad
A variety of interesting tasks
Opportunity to use languages (English, French and Dutch)
General description of internship
Monitoring and analysing Belgian and Luxembourg asylum law and practice
Researching country of origin information and a variety of refugee and statelessness issues
Drafting a wide variety of documents including reports and correspondence, and responding to information requests
Writing, editing and translating texts (in English, Dutch and French, according to native language)
Assisting with the organization of events
Assisting with general office tasks
Be a current graduate student in a undergraduate school or higher education facility whose program is recognized and accredited by UNESCO, or have completed graduate studies in such structure within 1 year of applying for the internship
Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field that is relevant to the interests of UNHCR's work
Have no direct family ties with a UNHCR staff member (including Temporary Appointment holder) nor with a member of the Affiliate Workforce
How to apply
Please e-mail your CV and cover letter no later than 4 May 2018 to with the subject Legal Intern 2018 Brussels .