UNHCR is looking for candidates to fill a number of positions which are targeted at experienced professionals in various functional areas.
Please visit UNHCR’s webpage for details on available vacancies and on how to apply. The deadline is 11 April 2017.
INTERNSHIPS WITH UNHCR MOSCOW
The objectives of the UNHCR Moscow Internship Scheme are to:
- Primarily, provide interns with an opportunity to gain practical work experience related to their academic programme or future work in a field related to UNHCR's mission.
- Secondly, enable UNHCR work units and offices to benefit from the work undertaken by Interns.
Typically Interns are undergraduate or graduate students studying in the area of law, political science, economic and social development, international relations, public policy and administration. Interns must be able to work fairly independently and demonstrate initiative and flexibility to effectively benefit from an internship in UNHCR.
Administration and Supervision of Interns
You may receive a standard reply confirming receipt of your Internship application. Only if UNHCR wishes to actively pursue your application will you be contacted by a UNHCR Moscow office. Once selected by UNHCR Moscow office, prior to travel you will be asked to complete and send the following to where you will be assigned:
- Signed Internship Agreement
- Certificate of good health
- Proof of valid medical insurance
- 4 photographs
Interns normally maintain the same working hours as regular staff while adequate time to deal with personal accommodation and other matters on arrival is agreed from the outset with the Intern's supervisor.
At the end of the assignment and after discussions together, the Supervisor should indicate whether the terms of the Internship Agreement were met. If so, Interns may be issued a standard letter of reference covering the period of Internship with UNHCR and area of work. The supervisor has the option of adding additional comments or observations.
Payment, Liability, Insurance, Visas and Clearance
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. The following stipulations should be noted with regard to insurance coverage: UNHCR accepts no responsibility or liability for costs arising from damages, travel, accident and/or illness incurred during an Internship. Interns are therefore asked to submit in advance:
- medical certificate, prior to departure to place of assignment with UNHCR, stating that s/he is in good health;
- proof of coverage by a medical insurance plan valid for locations in which the Internship will be carried out, as Interns are not covered by the United Nations Medical Insurance Plan.
Obtaining visas is normally the responsibility of the Intern. UNHCR will only assist where intervention is a government requirement.
Subsequent Employment by UNHCR
There is no expectation of employment at the end of the Internship. Interns are not eligible to apply for a post with UNHCR – including a consultancy – during the period of Internship and for the six months immediately following the Internship's expiration date.