The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and wellbeing of refugees. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone can exercise to right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State. UNHCR also has a mandate to identify and assist stateless people.
UNHCR Ireland invites application for a six-month, full-time Protection Internship starting in early June 2017 in its Dublin office. The internship is unpaid; a small allowance is payable towards travel expenses.
Key duties involve providing support to the Associate Protection Officer and Protection Assistants, conducting legal and non-legal research and compiling statistics. Graduates with a background in refugee law, human rights law and public international law, international relations, development studies and/or social sciences are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should send a current CV, including the name of two referees, and a covering letter (max 400 words) by email to Ms Susan McMonagle at the following address: email@example.com.
The subject line of the email should read: Application for Protection Internship/your initials by midnight, Sunday 21 May.
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