Legal Internship (german-speaking) At the UN Refugee Agency Regional Representation for Western Europe

UNHCR Österreich
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  • 8.12.2017

Legal Internship (german-speaking)
At the UN Refugee Agency
Regional Representation for Western Europe

The Regional Protection Support Unit is looking for an intern to start by the beginning of February 2018 in Brussels for a six-month unpaid internship.

The intern should have an in-depth knowledge of German, a Masters in Law, with an excellent command of written and spoken English. French is desirable but not essential. 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 organizations in the world
  • First-hand accounts of refugee situations, via presentations given by staff assisting refugees
  • A variety of interesting tasks
  • Opportunity to use languages (English, German and French)
  • Attend external and internal meetings

General description of internship

  • Monitoring and analyzing asylum law and practice
  • Researching country information and a variety of refugee and statelessness issues
  • Drafting documents including reports and correspondence
  • Writing, editing and translating texts (from German to English)
  • Assisting with general office tasks

How to apply

Please e-mail your CV and cover letter in English no later than 8 December 2017 to with the subject RRWE PSU Intern February 2018. It is important to use this as the subject of your email.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - Regional Representation for Western Europe
Avenue Louise, 283 - 1050 Brussels Tel.: +32 2 627 5999 E-mail:

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Das Flüchtlingshochkommissariat der Vereinten Nationen (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - UNHCR) schützt und unterstützt Flüchtlinge auf der ganzen Welt. UNHCR wurde am 14. Dezember 1950 von der Vollversammlung der Vereinten Nationen in New York gegründet, um den…

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