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Communications Intern


  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Brussels
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date:

Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)

H (no hardship)

Family Type (not applicable for home-based)


Staff Member / Affiliate Type

Internship Local

Target Start Date


Job Posting End Date

December 5, 2022

Terms of Reference

In order to be considered eligible for an internship, the following criteria must be fulfilled:
• Be a recent graduate (i.e. have completed studies within one year of applying) from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO
• Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of the Organization, such as international relations, communications, journalism or languages/translation;
• Have a perfect command of Dutch and a good command of English and French
• Knowledge of and interest in communications, media and social and digital media. Photography, graphic design and CMS skills are an asset.
• Have no direct family ties with a UNHCR staff member (including Temporary Appointment holder) nor with a member of the Affiliate Workforce.


- Drafting a daily press summary covering displacement stories in the Belgian press;
- Supporting with the creation of and translating press releases and articles (English and French into Dutch) for and uploading them to UNHCR’s Belgium & Luxembourg website;
- Supporting with the creation of, translating and uploading content (copy and video) onto UNHCR’s social media accounts covering Belgium & Luxembourg (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);
- Assisting with the organization and coverage of events;
- Assisting with the creation and updating of external publications (e.g. brochures, postcards, posters) and internal reference documents (e.g. media and social media mapping)
- General office tasks, administrative and other support to the wider team as needed. 


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This position doesn't require a functional clearance
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