328. UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, Geneva, Switzerland

Please note that applications will be accepted for this internship until February 5th at 5pm. Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit, so you may apply for this in addition to three others. 

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. We have a national and international staff of more than 9,700 working in 126 countries, with most operations based in the field. The worldwide operations range from recruitment of new staff and ensuring their security in dangerous situations to the procurement of everything from medical supplies to aircraft charters. Specific departments, mostly based in the Geneva headquarters, oversee key areas, such as operations, protection, external relations, human resources and finances. The intern could work in a number of different sections based in Geneva, providing support to the various complex activities involved in UNHCR’s worldwide operations. https://donate.unhcr.org/us-en/redirect/

Please Note: This internship opportunity is unique in that a position is not guaranteed; HGHI will liaise with contacts at UNHCR to ensure that your CV and cover letter is reviewed; if there is a match, we will let you know and help coordinate your phone interview.  If you are ultimately selected for and accept an internship position, HGHI will provide you with funding for the summer. Since you won't know in advance which section you might work in, UNHCR requests that you focus your cover letter more on yourself and your interests, experience, and goals. Since it is not guaranteed that any one Harvard student will receive an offer, an application to this position does not count against your limit of three total.