Legal Internship with UNHCR BeLux Protection Unit
Brussels, Belgium
7 dagen geleden

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
  • Eligibility

  • 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 .

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