Careers

Employment opportunities and careers with UNHCR.

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Join our growing team to help refugees and displaced people worldwide by applying to the latest UNHCR job postings. UNHCR is an equal opportunity organization that seeks talented individuals from all backgrounds to join our mission to create a better world for refugees. UNHCR staff work in legal protection, community services, health, public affairs, communications, fundraising and more. Learn more about our work or volunteering with us.

About UNHCR

UNHCR, also known as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees or the United Nations Refugee Agency, was established in 1950 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. UNHCR operates in 133 countries, working to protect the lives of millions of displaced people worldwide, including refugees, internally displaced people, asylum seekers and stateless communities. With over 17,000 staff members, the UN Refugee Agency is dedicated to ensuring that all who have fled violence, disaster, persecution or conflict has the right to seek asylum and find refuge. Learn more about us.

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Canadian Opportunities

All applications must be submitted with the below documents:

Personal History Form

Supplementary Personal History Form

Communications/External Relations Positions

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Communications and Public Outreach Intern - Application deadline: 15 August 2022

Location: Ottawa, Canada

UNHCR is seeking an enthusiastic Communications and Public Outreach Intern who is a solid, multi-purpose writer with a keen interest in developing content for both specialized and general audiences. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience within an international humanitarian organization, working with the Communications and Public Information team to raise the profile of UNHCR’s work through the creation of a wide array of communications materials.
 
 
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Private-Sector Partnerships Positions

Donor Care Intern - Application deadline: 23 August 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario

An internship with UNHCR Canada means the candidate will engage in the daily activities of our employees and gain real world experience while making a difference in the lives of people worldwide. Working with a seasoned fundraising professional team, they will immediately embrace real, meaningful assignments. The candidate will apply their educational knowledge to real-life situations while being urged to use own creativity in their own work.

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All applications must be submitted with the below documents:

Personal History Form

Supplementary Personal History Form

PPH Planned Giving Intern - Application deadline: Ongoing

Location: Toronto, Ontario

This intern position will be report to and work with the Assistant, PSP Officer on the Planned Giving portfolio and other PPH team members. In a larger context, this intern will be part of the Private Partnerships and Philanthropy team and have the opportunity to learn about how planned giving donors are cultivated and stewarded in person, at events, via email and via direct mail.

 

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All applications must be submitted with the below documents:

Personal History Form

Supplementary Personal History Form

Communication Intern - Application deadline: ongoing

Location: Toronto, Ontario

The Private Sector Partnerships Office of the UNHCR in Toronto is seeking a Communications Intern to assist
the Marketing and Communications Team with digital content curation and production for our lead generation
campaigns to help further increase the brand awareness and to contribute towards the fundraising goal of the
office. The intern will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and experience in communications and
digital content creation as well as their experience within a not-for-profit/international organization.

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All applications must be submitted with the below documents:

Personal History Form

Supplementary Personal History Form

Digital Fundraising and Donor Acquisition Intern - Application deadline: ongoing

Location: Toronto, Ontario

The Digital Fundraising and Donor Acquisition Intern will assist the Acquisition Team in gaining new donors through various marketing channels and tactics. This includes working with the team to develop new creative for digital ads, direct mail and television ads, research current marketing trends and assist with researching and analyzing data for fundraising and marketing efforts.

 

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All applications must be submitted with the below documents:

Personal History Form

Supplementary Personal History Form

Digital and Community Engagement Intern - Application deadline: ongoing

Location: Toronto, Ontario

The Private Sector Partnerships Office of the UNHCR in Toronto is seeking a Digital and Community
Engagement Intern to assist the Marketing and Communications team with social media and peer-to-peer
fundraising activities to contribute towards the fundraising goal of the office as well as to build UNHCR’s brand
awareness. The intern will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and experience in social media and
community engagement as well as their experience within a not-for-profit/international organization.

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All applications must be submitted with the below documents:

Personal History Form

Supplementary Personal History Form

International Opportunities

UNHCR works in more than 133 countries around the world—learn more about international opportunities here.

 

Please beware of fraudulent job postings claiming to be from UNHCR Canada.

Stay alert and report fraudsters who are offering you resettlement, financial or other kinds of assistance, fake documents or fake claims in exchange for money or other favours. All UNHCR services are free of charge. Do not trust anyone or any organization asking you to pay for the services of UNHCR or its partners. 

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