UNHCR is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic workforce committed to protecting the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons.
An internship provides the opportunity to learn about UNHCR’s activities, to gain initial work experience and gain knowledge on a broad range of refugee related issues with a focus on the Nordic and Baltic Countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden).
As an intern in the Protection Unit based in Stockholm, you will join a team of specialized staff who have a strong focus on refugee and asylum law, including international and human rights law.
You will actively participate in the work of the UNHCR Representation for the Nordic and Baltic Countries (UNHCR RNB) and will be engaged in a variety of protection issues and tasks.
During the internship you will receive a mentor, responsible for the protection work in the Sweden. You will assist him with protection related tasks such as conducting research on legal issues, preparing legal interventions, briefing notes and reports. In addition, you will also work with individual case management. Your interest and expertise will be taken into consideration when guiding some of your workload.
You will be expected to work independently, yet in close collaboration with the Country Focal Point, other colleagues within the team and interns from the Protection, PI/communication and External Relations units.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
BACKGROUND AND REQUIREMENTS:
NB. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UNHCR RNB is looking for an intern who is a Swedish national residing in Stockholm.
APPLY TO THIS INTERNSHIP
Good to know when applying
Interns may be eligible for funding through scholarships available by universities, or other external sources and are encouraged to look into this. A food and transportation allowance of maximum 1,000 USD per month is available for un-sponsored interns.
Please be informed that the intern may be required to be present in the Office. UNHCR RNB have taken measures to adapt our workplace in order to work safely in the Office.
You may also be interested to read the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.
Prepare your application
Your application consists of three documents written in English:
Submit your application
Applications for internship in Spring 2021 are now open. Kindly note that fluency in written and oral Swedish and English is required.
There is one (1) vacancy. The internship is for 6 months and the start date is to be agreed.
Please send your application to [email protected] by 12 February 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Tilda Norsten [email protected].
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
Candidates with refugee or migration background are strongly encouraged to apply.