Internships at UNHCR

Internship Opportunities

1. Private Sector Partnerships Unit

Private sector fundraising and partnerships enable UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to extend the scope of its advocacy, awareness-raising and resource mobilization for refugees, internally displaced families, and stateless persons. UNHCR engages individual donors to support our mandate to provide life-saving assistance, protect the well-being, safeguard the rights and build better future of people forced to flee their homes due to wars, violence and persecution.

The internships shall commence in July 2017. The selected interns will be based in UNHCR Philippines’ office in Makati City.

UNHCR Philippines’ Private Sector Partnerships Unit is looking for the following intern:

A. Intern for Creative Content Development

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Support the Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) Unit by developing creative content for donor acquisition and communications;
2. Develop creative content for social media;
3. Develop creative content for fundraising and communications campaigns; and
4. Ensure that all content production and development adheres to UNHCR Brand Guidelines.

Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate will:

–Hold a university degree or a background in Graphic Design, Multimedia Arts, Information Design, Advertising, or other related field;
-Be available for at least 30 hours per week for a three-month period;
-Be a strong communicator with advanced writing skills and fluency in English;
-Have strong organizing and project management skills;
-Have the ability to quickly understand instructions, asks for clarification when needed, adapt and work independently to produce results on time;
–Be proficient in standard MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); and
–Have design and document formatting skills. Experience using Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign are essential.

Desirable Qualifications and Competencies

-Knowledge of the UN system, procedures, and processes;
-Experience in working with a non-profit organization; and
-Experience of working in a humanitarian context would be an advantage.

90 days

UNHCR Philippines – Manila Office

How to Apply:
Please send your complete application, including your resume, cover letter, and application forms to and note in the subject line: “Application: PSP Intern – Creative Content Development”. Only qualified interns will be contacted.

Deadline for Applications:
7 July 2017


Application Forms

Please complete the following application forms:
UNHCR Internship Application Form
UN Personal History (P-11) Form


You will be contacted only if UNHCR wishes to pursue your application. If you are not selected and are interested in future internship opportunities please re-apply.

Financial Considerations

No provision is made for remuneration of Interns. All costs connected with Internships must therefore be borne by the Interns or their sponsoring institutions or governments, including costs relating to travel, living and accommodation.