Due Diligence Intern

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  • Added Date: Monday, 01 July 2024
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Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)H (no hardship)

Family Type (not applicable for home-based)


Staff Member / Affiliate TypeInternship

Target Start Date2024-07-01

Job Posting End DateJuly 15, 2024

Terms of ReferenceUNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a full-time internship with the Due Diligence Team of the Private Sector Partnerships Service under the Division of External Relations to be based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Established in December 1950, UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for asylum seekers, refugees, returnees, internally displaced communities and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. UNHCR currently operates in over 130 countries, using its long expertise to protect and care for millions of people.

Title: Due Diligence Intern
Duty Station: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Six months (with possibility of 2 months extension)
Contract Type: Internship
Start date: July 2024

Organizational context
Reporting to the Due Diligence Officer, the Due Diligence Intern will help the Due Diligence team members with conducting research and analysis for UNHCR’s Private Sector donors and partners – corporations, foundations/trusts and HNWIs.
The candidate will assist in all markets covered by the Due Diligence unit and perform other administrative tasks required by the team.

Duties and responsibilities
The Due Diligence Intern will be expected to:
• Undertake extensive research based on the publicly available information in order tocontribute to the Due Diligence screening reports for potential UNHCR Private SectorPartners (Corporations, Foundations/Trusts, HNWI)
• Screening reports should be filled out in a standard screening report form and sharedwith screening officers for review and final recommendation
• UNHCR Screening Criteria and additional ethical considerations must be incorporated into screening research to support analysis and contribute to the comprehensive screening recommendation
• Submit requested research in a timely manner, proactively maintain regular communication with the Due Diligence officer and regional screening officers
• Keep abreast of relevant business, economics, legislative, regulatory and corporate social responsibility (CSR) developments and trends in key UNHCR markets for PSP engagement.
• Perform other related research and administrative tasks as required

Minimum qualifications required
In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Be either a recent graduate (having completed their studies within two years of applying) or a current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by IAU/UNESCO; and
• Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of UNHCR.

Desirable qualifications and skills
• Academic background in a relevant field such as: Social Sciences, Economics,
Public Administration, International Relations, Business Administration, Public
• Due Diligence/Corporate Social Responsibility academic or professional experience is an asset
• Excellent research, writing, analytical, organization and time-management skills
• Fluency in English is required; knowledge of another UN language is a strong asset
• Interest in current trends and practices of public-private partnerships, due diligence and corporate social responsibility
• Great attention to details, problem-solving ability, teamwork, proactivity and strong follow-up skills
• Computer proficiency: MS Office (additional web-based computer knowledge is an asset)
• Availability to work full-time

NOTE: An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is a staff member of UNHCR, including a Temporary Appointment holder or a member of the Affiliate Workforce, is not eligible for an internship.

The selected Due Diligence Intern will be based with the team in the UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark. The internship is a six-month full-time role with 40 working hours per week, from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Obtaining and renewing current visas and residence permits including all associated costs, are the responsibility of the intern. Please note that the terms of internship, as defined by UNHCR practice, include the payment of a Food and Local Transportation Allowance (FLTA). In case the intern is sponsored by another source during the internship this will be deducted from the FLTA.

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Other informationthe written test might be included in recruitment processThis position doesn't require a functional clearance


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