Protection Intern

Tags: internship Covid-19 Law Environment
  • Added Date: Wednesday, 03 May 2023
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Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)A (least hardship)

Family Type (not applicable for home-based)


Staff Member / Affiliate TypeInternship Local (inactive)

Target Start Date2023-05-15

Job Posting End DateMay 16, 2023

Terms of ReferenceUNHCR Guatemala is looking for a seasonal Protection Intern who will provide assistance in the management of individual protection case work and other protection activities at the office. Depending on the office structure the interns may report to the Head of Office or other UNHCR staff based on the distribution of workload or an expertise in the concerned field.

In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Be a recent graduate (within one year of applying for an internship with UNHCR following completion of studies) or the student of the last year or semester in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO; and
• Relevant studies of interest to the work of the Organization.
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.

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.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their application including the following documents in PDF format:
• Cover letter, which clearly states the goals and interests of serving as an intern. The letter must be addressed \"To Whom It May Concern\" and must not be longer than one page.
• Updated resume (1-2 pages).

No late or incomplete applications will be considered.

*Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member and engagement under a UNHCR affiliate scheme or as an intern is subject to proof of full vaccination against Covid-19., independently of contract type and duration.

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.

Standard Job Description

Required Languages Spanish


Desired Languages


Additional Qualifications


EducationBA: International Affairs, BA: Law, BA: Social Science, BA: Social Work


Work Experience

Other informationThis position doesn't require a functional clearance

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