Resettlement Internship

RESETTLEMENT – VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Office in the United States of America and the Caribbean seeks a volunteer intern to assist staff in the resettlement section.

Resettlement Internship

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform all case management functions for resettlement inquiries including: data entry into access database, weekly tracking of current cases, writing to UNHCR country offices and responding to inquirers.

  • Provide resettlement counseling to individual queries from congressional offices, NGOs and relatives in the United States.

  • Assist the resettlement section in submitting resettlement applications for refugees within the Caribbean region.

  • Observe and report on resettlement related meetings and conferences with government agencies and various NGOs working in the field.

  • Conduct research and writing projects on current issues in refugee law and public policy related to resettlement.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Course work in International Human Rights Law and/or US Immigration Law strongly preferred.

  • Familiarity with US refugee resettlement or US immigration programs is desirable.

  • Understanding of UNHCR resettlement guidelines and criteria preferred.

  • Excellent Oral and written communication skills.

  • Familiarity with Access databases and website development.

Duration:

Two to three months (20 hours or more per week).

Applications:

Please send electronic cover letter and resume to the resettlement section below:

Attn: Anne-Marie McGranaghan usawaint@unhcr.org

UNHCR thanks all applicants. UNHCR will only contact those applicants who will be interviewed.