Title: PSP Global Operations Intern
Vacancy No: CPH/VN/2021/040
Duty Station: Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract Type: Internship
Duration: 6-8 Months
Posting date: 30 November 2021
Closing date: 14 December 2021
Start date: February 2022
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a Global Operations Internship position within the Global Operations Unit – Private Sector Partnership Service in our Copenhagen Headquarters in Denmark.
This exciting internship is a unique opportunity to gain experience with UNHCR’s PSP fundraising development activities in support of the refugee cause, as well as valuable experience working within the UN system.
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. We are in over 130 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people.
The Global Operations team sits within the Private Sector Partnerships Service (PSP) in the Division of External Relations (DER).
The Global Operations team coordinates the annual planning process and overall performs
financial planning, monitoring, and reporting on performance in the fundraising network. The
team is also responsible for managing the National Growth Fund, which is the main source of
investment in PSP fundraising programs. The Global Operations team also supports the PSP
network of UNHCR offices and National Partners in monitoring implementation and
Duties and Responsibilities
We are seeking a dynamic and proactive team player, with a strong interest in data analysis,
communications, digital collaboration, and refugee issues, to complete a six-eight months
internship with the Global Operations team.
The intern’s duties and responsibilities will include:
• Assist in financial planning, monitoring, and reporting tasks by using various data
sources and tools to provide data insights in the form of numeric and narrative analytic
reports, presentations, and by preparing documents related to PSP investment funds
• Assist in the development and revision of internal and external guidance documents
and manuals by capturing key procedures and drafting instructive guidelines
• Assist in the planning and execution of events led by the Global Operations team
• Assist in sharing Global Operations news and updates by writing articles and sharing
them on SharePoint
• Provide any other required support, including administrative support to the team
Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
Minimum qualifications required
The ideal candidate will:
• Be a recent graduate or current student in a relevant field such as Social Sciences,
Business and Economics, International Relations, Communications, etc.;
• Be fluent in English, with advanced writing and editing skills;
• Have strong analytical and organizational skills;
• Have advanced experience using the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel,
Publisher and PowerPoint). Advanced experience using Microsoft Excel is particularly
important as this is the primary tool we use to process data;
• Have design and document formatting skills and be detail-oriented;
• Be tech-savvy and have a keen interest in budgeting, reports and fundraising;
• Show a genuine desire to learn and adapt;
• Possess strong inter-personal skills and be a keen team-player.
Desirable skills and experience
• Experience with web analytics tools and SharePoint;
• Knowledge of a second UN language (Arabic/Chinese/French/Russian/Spanish);
• Good knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods
In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following eligibility
• Be a recent graduate (completed studies within one year of applying) or current student
in a graduate/undergraduate school programme 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 UNHCR;
• An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is a staff member
of UNHCR, including a Temporary Appointment holder or a member of the Affiliate
Workforce, is not eligible for an internship.
Location and Conditions
The successful candidate will be based with the team in the UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The internship is for six-eight months and the start date is tentatively February 2022. It is a
full-time role with working hours starting from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Monday to Friday (40 hours
The start date is to be determined in accordance with the measures adopted by the Danish
government and guidance of UNHCR regarding the COVID-19 situation. Depending on the
circumstances, there is a possibility the successful candidate will perform certain duties
remotely and/or from at home.
Obtaining and renewing current visas and residence permits, including all associated costs,
are the responsibility of the intern.
Please note that the terms of internship, as defined by UNHCR practice, include the payment
of a Food and Local Transportation Allowance (FLTA). In case the intern is sponsored by
another source during the internship this will be deducted from the FLTA.
How to apply Interested candidates should apply online through the MSRP Portal with a Letter of Interest
· Job Opening ID 31910:: PSP Global Operations Intern
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
For any technical problems encountered during the online application, please contact the Global Service Desk at HQUSSD@unhcr.org by allowing sufficient time for the resolution of the issue.
The deadline for applications is 14 December 2021 at midnight (CET, Central European Time).