PPH Intern

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  • Added Date: Wednesday, 20 March 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 Date2024-04-01

Job Posting End DateApril 2, 2024

Terms of ReferenceBackground information/Organizational Context:

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering an internship role within the Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) Services in our Office in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Established in December 1950, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect and assist refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. UNHCR works in over 135 countries to protect and care for over 84 million people.

UNHCR has traditionally been funded by voluntary contributions from member states. In addition, due to the enormous growth in the number of people fleeing, fundraising in the private sector has become increasingly important. For the coming years, UNHCR's ambition is to grow from $1 billion to $2 billion in private donations worldwide.

The Private Partnerships & Philanthropy team consists of seven people and is responsible for strategic partnerships with high-net-worth individuals, foundations, funds and corporations, as well as income from bequests. Both the team and income from donations have grown significantly in recent years.
The PPH team is looking for a driven and pro-active intern who can contribute to the teamโ€™s outreach and cultivation efforts and provides ample learning opportunities for an individual aiming to gain experience in fundraising and partnership building.

This is a broad internship where you can discover well where your strength and interests lie. You participate as a valuable team member and contribute to creating new opportunities for people forced to flee.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a broad internship where you can discover well where your strength and interests lie. You participate as a valuable team member and contribute to creating new opportunities to support people forced to flee.

Duties and responsibilities may include:

โ€ข Supporting PPH fundraisers in their contacts with funds, companies and high net worth individuals, by preparing meetings, drafting proposals and pitches or performing administration and data management tasks (due diligence, contribution management, Salesforce);
โ€ข Participating in the organization of fundraising campaigns or events;
โ€ข Preparing communication materials (e.g. presentations, tailor-made videos)
โ€ข Assisting colleagues in identifying actions and fundraising opportunities that may be of extra interest to UNHCR and respond proactively to this by proposing ideas;
โ€ข Helping your other colleagues in all facets of their work in the marketing & fundraising department.

Minimum qualifications and skills required:

โ€ข You are a recent graduate (completed your studies within two years from your application) or current student in graduate/undergraduate school program for a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO in the areas of Management, Business Administration, Marketing, Commercial Economics, International Development, Disaster Management, or any related field;
โ€ข Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest of the work of the Organization;
โ€ข You share our ambition to work with the private sector and raise funds to support refugees;
โ€ข You enjoy (re)searching opportunities, are independent and take things up quickly;
โ€ข You are structured, have an eye for detail and have strong social and communication skills;
โ€ข You are a good writer and organizer;
โ€ข You are fluent in both English and Dutch;
โ€ข Video editing skills are an advantage;
โ€ข Experience with Salesforce is an advantage;
โ€ข You are available for a minimum duration of six months, minimum four days per week;
โ€ข Naturally, you support UNHCR and you stand with refugees.


The successful candidate will be based with the team in UNHCRโ€™s office in The Hague, the Netherlands with the possibility of teleworking from home.


The internship is associated with an internship agreement for an initial 6 months with a possibility of extension up to maximum 8 months. It is a full-time role with working hours starting from 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday to Friday (40 hours per week). Part-time working agreement (minimum 4 days per week) is possible with agreement of the manager of the intern. This is a paid internship as per UNHCR policy.

Application process:

Interested candidates are advised to consult UNHCR website \"How to apply\" which provides guidance and details on the application process.

In case of unexpected technical issues during the application, candidates should send their queries to Global Service Desk hqussd@unhcr.org, who can provide further technical support.

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Required Languages English



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