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Internship, Refugee Sports Coordination Team, UNHCR

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Internship, Refugee Sports Coordination Team, UNHCR

UNHCR is looking for an intern for the Refugee Sports Coordination Team based out of their Geneva headquarters. Deadline: 07 August, 2020.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering an internship position within the Partnership and Coordination Service in our Geneva Office, Switzerland. UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. They are in over 125 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions. 

UNHCR’s Partnership and Coordination Service (PCS) is responsible for ensuring UNHCR approaches partnerships in a strategic and coherent manner. The Service provides support to regional and country offices on relationships with UN agencies, NGOs, sports organizations, advocacy partners and others and ensures that UNHCR exercises effective field leadership and coordination in line with its mandate and agreed frameworks. Located in Geneva, PCS comprises the Inter-Agency and Coordination Section (IACS), the NGO and Civil Society Section, and the Sports Partnerships Section. The incumbent will be part of the Refugee Sports Coordination team, which works to provide guidance and support on the use of sport as a tool for protection and development in forced displacement situations, as well as identifying and nurturing sports partnerships and programme opportunities that benefit the children and youth that UNHCR serves.

  • Title: Internship
  • Duty Station: Geneva HQ (Teleworking Arrangement)
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Contract Type: Internship, full-time basis
  • Closing date: 07 August 2020
  • Start date: As soon as possible


  • Find out more about the position here



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