The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, was established in 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly to provide protection and assistance to refugees worldwide. In more than five decades, UNHCR has helped more than 50 million people restart their lives. Today, UNCHR staff in more than 120 countries continue to help and protect millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s Regional Representation in Washington, DC, seeks a volunteer Legal Intern to assist staff in its U.S. Protection Unit.
- Intern will get the chance to attend and report on conferences, seminars and Congressional hearings addressing refugee and asylum issues;
- They can able to assist with preparations for training activities in the US and Caribbean;
- They’ll gain a deeper knowledge of
- the work of UNHCR, as well as of the frameworks governing the organization’s interventions, rules and regulation and to practice and develop analytical skills and other professional working skills, such as project and time management, prioritization, teamwork, presentation skills, etc.