UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is inviting eligible candidates for its internship in Brussels, Belgium.


UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights, and building a better future for people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. It leads international action to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people.

It delivers life-saving assistance, helps safeguard fundamental human rights, and develops solutions that ensure people have a safe place called home where they can build a better future.

It also works to ensure that stateless people are granted nationality. It works in over 130 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions.

About the Opportunity

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is inviting eligible candidates for its internship in Brussels, Belgium.

Mode of Internship


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the counselling of persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Monitoring and analyzing Belgian asylum law and practice.
  • Researching country of origin information and a variety of refugee and statelessness issues.
  • Drafting documents including reports and correspondence, and responding to information requests.
  • Writing, editing, and translating texts (in English, Dutch, and French, according to a native language).
  • Assisting with the organization of events.
  • Assisting with general office tasks.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of UNHCR.
  • Not have immediate relatives (father, mother, brother, or sister) working for UNHCR as a staff member on any contract type or as an affiliate at the time of application.
  • Candidates who are not nationals of Belgium must hold a valid residence/work permit in Belgium at the time of application
  • Applicants should be Dutch or French speakers at a native level, and master the other respective language (French or Dutch) at the working level (B1-B2), in addition to an excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Evidence of previous experience and/ or a strong interest in refugee matters or human rights is appreciated.

Required Languages

French and Dutch.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply through the link provided at the end of this post.


Brussels, Belgium.

Click here to apply.