UNHCR's Christina Farah speaks with a group of children at the Nour Beach House in Chekka
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U.S. Internships

Information for Prospective Interns

UNHCR's Regional Office, Washington offers unpaid internships within each of our six units - Caribbean, External Relations, Private-Sector Fundraising, Public Information, Resettlement, and U.S. Protection. These internships offer undergraduate, graduate and law students a dynamic opportunity to gain direct experience in working with UNHCR to promote and protect the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, stateless individuals and others of concern across the globe.

For more information on the specific duties, qualifications and application requirements for intern positions within each unit, please click on the positions listed on the right sidebar.

Upcoming deadlines for submission of applications are:

  • Summer : 15 March
  • Fall : 15 July
  • Spring : 15 October

Note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, we may offer positions before the submission deadline. As such, interested applicants are encouraged to apply well before the deadline.

Internship Opportunities

Administration Unit Intern - Location: Washington, DC

Caribbean Protection - Location: Oranjestad, Aruba

Caribbean Protection - Legal Intern - Location: Washington, DC

External Relations Intern - Location: Washington, DC

Global Communications Desk - Location: New York, NY

Resettlement Intern - Location: Washington, DC

Strategic Communications and Outreach Intern - Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Protection - Non-Legal Intern - Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Protection - Legal Intern - Location: Washington, DC


Learn more about global internship opportunities