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Legal Intern


  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Brussels
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date:

Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)

H (no hardship)

Family Type (not applicable for home-based)


Staff Member / Affiliate Type

Internship International

Target Start Date


Job Posting End Date

February 14, 2023

Terms of Reference

In order to be considered eligible for an internship, the following criteria must be fulfilled:
• Be a recent graduate or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme, preferable in political sciences and / or international relations, from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO; and
• Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of UNHCR.

General description of internship

• Provide research assistance on international and EU law.
• Monitor and systematically report on case law rulings of relevance, particularly of the supranational courts.
• Update and prepare the twice-monthly Judicial Engagement update.
• Organise the internal meetings of the Judicial Engagement Working Group (JE WG) and prepare and disseminate the minutes.
• Update and maintain the ‘JE WG Court Interventions Overview Master Table’.
• Assist in the drafting of Considerations Notes, Memos and Submissions related to Court Interventions and legal commentaries and documents that are prepared by the Legal Team.
• Maintain the repository of PLUS third party interventions and commentaries on the common drive and organise, manage and update the SharePoint web-page.
• Actively monitor traffic under the discussion and litigation forums on the ECRE/ELENA Forum and flag interesting topics/issues/questions to the Legal Team and the Litigation Consultant.
• Monitor seminars, conferences and events relating to strategic litigation and EU asylum law, and flag to the Legal Team.
• Take and disseminate the minutes of the weekly PLUS meeting in tandem with the Policy intern.
• Assist with the logistical arrangements for meetings, events, workshops and trainings as may be required.
• Attend meetings, workshops and follow webinars and report back on key points.
• Provide administrative assistance and clerical support as may be required


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This position doesn't require a functional clearance
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