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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Protections and Solutions Unit Intern

May - July 2021 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The ability to directly interact with refugees and asylum seekers.

What I wish was different

More inter-team collaboration.

Advice

Don't be discouraged by the comprehensive training. Practice makes perfect!
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Program Intern

June - August 2019 • Bogotá, Colombia

What I liked

The subject of the internship was incredibly interesting! You get to meet a lot of people working in the refugee area and you get to see first-hand the work it takes to deal with public elected officials regarding a contentious topic like refugees.

What I wish was different

Many of the work is administrative office work with your team. I wish that I would have more on-field experience but interns are not allowed to go on field missions. Perhaps a shadowing program where you get to shadow other high-level officials would have been interesting.

Advice

Its a lot of administrative work but worth it if you are interested in working with refugees. Furthermore, you get a first-hand look at working in the UN!
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