Internship at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

The Commissioner-General  a press conference, highlighting that “the direct consequence of the number of injured and nature of wounds, has been to bring the health-care system in Gaza to a breaking point” © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Mohammed Hinnawi .

A limited number of unpaid internships are offered in the Agency’s offices in Amman, Beirut, and Jerusalem, and at the Representative Office New York and Representative Office to the EU in Brussels.

A limited number of unpaid internships are also offered each year in the Agency’s Headquarters in Amman, Jordan.

Placements in UNRWA’s fields of operations in Gaza and Syria are not available at this time due to UN security restrictions.

Internships last from three to a maximum of 11 months.

If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of your CV/resume and a covering letter to internship@unrwa.orgclearly stating the objective of the internship and in which UNRWA field you are interested.


Unpaid internship opportunities are also open at the Representative Office New York and Representative Office to the EU in Brussels, for a minimum of three months and a maximum of six.

The positions are available preferably on a full-time basis, and may be renewed subject to requirements of the office. Interns will contribute to UNRWA’s inter-agency, non-governmental and donor liaison tasks, as well as public information work, and provide other support as needed.

The internships provide a valuable opportunity to familiarise yourself with substantive humanitarian and development policy issues and the UN system.

In Brussels, applications are welcome from master’s degree holders, students enrolled in a master’s degree programme, as well as from candidates who have prior academic/internship experience with the European Union (EU) Institutions. We also welcome applications for internships in communications and office administration.  A maximum of 6 months full-time internship is preferable. Applications should include a cover letter of motivation and a CV/resume.

For internships in New York, kindly refer to the terms of reference. Applications should include a CV and cover letter.

Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Email or fax your application to:

Representative Office to the EU in Brussels | Fax: +32 2 290 3439

UNRWA Representative Office, New York 
Telephone: +1 212 963 2255

UNRWA Representative Office, Washington, DC

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