External Relations Intern

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  • Added Date: Friday, 20 October 2023
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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 Date2023-11-01

Job Posting End DateNovember 5, 2023

Terms of ReferenceUNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a full-time internship with the External Relations unit at the UNHCR National Office in Prague, Czech Republic.

Title: External Relations Intern
Duty Station: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 months
Contract Type: Internship
Closing date for application: two weeks from the date of advertisement
Start date: as soon as possible

Organizational context

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.
The office in Prague, Czech Republic was opened in 1992 and is part of UNHCR Central Europe, based in Budapest, Hungary. The intern will be a member of a dynamic international team based in Prague, Czech Republic, working in close coordination with the regional representation. Under the overall direction of the External Relations Unit, the intern will assist in leading the narrative about the protection needs of those forced to flee from their homes, including, but not only, refugees from Ukraine; generating empathy for and solidarity
with people forced to flee, and particularly for refugees from Ukraine in the Czech Republic; building relationships with partners and other stakeholders to improve the protection environment across the Czech Republic.

The position

As a member of the External Relations Unit, the Intern will report directly to the Senior External Relations Associate and will have regular contacts within the office and with the regional representation, assisting in the management of external relations activities of the Office. Under
the supervision of the manager, s/he will provide support in broadening the operationโ€™s engagement with external audiences, partners, and other stakeholders. To fulfil this role,
the Intern may be required to perform duties also outside the office, e.g., during public events.

Duties and responsibilities

โ€ข Support the drafting of information materials including various thematic reports, fact sheets, information brochures, newsletters, and other information material, as required.
โ€ข Assist in designing visibility products including posters, banners, and other products, as required.
โ€ข Support the organization of events and liaise with various counterparts
on implementation.
โ€ข Support the organization of UNHCR senior management, donor, or media visits to the projects.
โ€ข Assist in creating content for the country website.
โ€ข Assist in creating content for social media.
โ€ข Support the monitoring of articles in national media that pertain to refugee-related issues and to the work of the office.
โ€ข Assist in drafting and translating routine correspondence and texts.
โ€ข Assist in maintaining the office photo bank up-to-date.
โ€ข Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum qualifications required

In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
โ€ข 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
โ€ข 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
โ€ข Language requirements:
English โ€“ advanced, required,
Czech โ€“ native level, required.
โ€ข Excellent drafting skills.
โ€ข Excellent translation skills.


It is a full-time role with working hours starting from 8:30 am to 17:00 pm Monday to Friday (40 hours per week). The successful candidate will be assigned to support the team in Prague, Czech Republic.


Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to partially help to cover the cost of food, local transportation and living expenses. The amount of the allowance in the Czech Republic is net CZK 16,658/month.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit their application through www.unhcr.org/careers.

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing or training.

We welcome applications from candidates with a refugee or stateless background.

Standard Job Description

Required Languages English


๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!


Desired Languages



Additional Qualifications

SkillsCO-Digital content production, CO-Drafting and Documentation, CO-Graphic design, website design, CO-Media monitoring and analysis, CO-Public Information, CO-Reporting skills, CO-Social media content production, CO-Social media monitoring and evaluation



Work Experience

Other informationCandidates must be legally present in the Czech Republic at the time of application, recruitment and hire.This position doesn't require a functional clearance

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