External Relations Intern

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UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)

H (no hardship)

Family Type (not applicable for home-based)


Staff Member / Affiliate Type


Target Start Date


Job Posting End Date

July 18, 2024

Terms of Reference

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a full-time internship with the External Relations unit at the UNHCR Representation for Central Europe in Budapest, Hungary.

Title: External Relations Intern
Duty Station: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Until 31 December 2024
Contract Type: Internship
Closing date for application: ten days 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.
UNHCR Office in Hungary is located in Budapest, and acts as UNHCR Representation for Central Europe (covering the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia).

The position:

As a member of the External Relations Unit of the Hungary operation, the Intern will report directly to the External Relations Officer and will have regular contacts within other Units and countries under the MCO. Under
the supervision of the manager, s/he will provide support in broadening the operation’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:

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

Minimum qualifications required:

In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
• 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
• Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant
or of interest to the work of UNHCR.

Candidates must be legally present in Hungary at the time of application, recruitment and hire.

Desirable qualifications and skills
• Language requirements:
English – advanced, required,
Hungarian – native level, required.
• Excellent drafting skills.
• 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 Budapest, Hungary.


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 Hungary is net HUF 258,667/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.


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