The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Ireland invites applications for a full time External Relations Internship.

The intern will work with UNHCR Ireland’s External Relations Unit on media relations, advocacy and raising awareness about UNHCR’s work in Ireland and abroad. 

The successful internship candidate will also have the opportunity to learn about UNHCR’s work and mandate at the international level, in the EU and in Ireland.

Deadline for applications: Monday 14 December 2015

Commencement date: Wednesday 13 January 2016

For more information, please click here. 

General Information

The duration of internships normally last six months. Internships are offered depending on the availability of meaningful assignments and the needs and capacity of the office to receive and supervise interns. UNHCR Ireland usually advertises these positions to law schools and media schools, as well as on its website. Continue to check this page from time to time.

The kind of work interns are offered depends on UNHCR requirements as well as the qualifications and interests of the applicant. Most interns work on a project which will benefit both them and UNHCR, in fields such as refugee protection (legal), international relations, administration and public affairs.

Applications for internships with UNHCR Ireland can be submitted directly to the office on foot of an advertisement. Applications for internships with UNHCR outside Ireland must be submitted through UNHCR's online applications link.

More information on internships can be accessed on UNHCR's main international website.