Internships in Malaysia


In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Recent graduate* or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO; and
  • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant to, or of interest to, the work of the organization.

*Recent graduates are to be considered those persons who completed their studies within one year of applying for an internship with UNHCR.

Food and Local Transportation Allowance

Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to support costs related to food and local transportation.

Interns should be ready to cover their own travel to the duty station as well as any additional costs above and beyond any allowance they may receive from UNHCR. It is the intern’s responsibility to arrange for a visa and to cover related costs. UNHCR can provide support with the required documents.

Medical insurance

Before the start of an internship with UNHCR, candidates are responsible for arranging medical insurance and for providing proof to UNHCR of valid medical insurance covering the period of the contract. UNHCR accepts no responsibility for any costs connected to medical insurance of interns, nor does the organization cover the costs for medical evacuation of interns. Interns working in locations where medical facilities are inadequate are advised to ensure that their medical insurance covers emergency medical evacuation.

Furthermore, the health insurance selected by interns should provide the necessary geographical coverage for both accidents and illness.

Current internship opportunities:

Policy & Advocacy Team (Child Protection & Gender-Based Violence) Internship

VN046/22           :  UNHCR Internship
Effective Date    :  As soon as possible
Closing Date      :  15 August 2022
Duration             :  3 months

Download the internship's Term of References (TOR) here.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their Personal History Form (PHF) and its supplementary pages (if applicable), motivation letter, and CV with “Your LAST name – Internship, Kuala Lumpur” in the subject line to: [email protected].