Internships at UNRWA give students and recent graduates an exciting chance to be a part of humanitarian development missions and contribute towards meaningful responsibilities.  

The program provides a valuable chance for those interested in international development to apply their acquired knowledge in practical settings. It offers a transformative experience, allowing interns to immerse themselves in the UN system across various work areas such as communications, advocacy, planning, and more.

As a UNRWA intern, you can contribute to departments such as education, health, social work, protection, external relations, legal affairs, finance, or human resources within a dynamic team environment. Through hands-on experience, interns participate in professional meetings, utilize analytical frameworks, and gain insights into the Agency’s mandate, structure, and operational processes.

Internship opportunities are available at UNRWA offices, including the Headquarters Amman, and Field Offices of Jordan, Lebanon, West Bank, in our areas of operations, and the Representation Offices in New York, Brussels, and Washington. 

Job descriptions for these positions can be found on Inspira, along with a helpful Short Video to guide you through the application process and offer you a preview of the work environment at UNRWA Headquarters in Amman.




What are the requirements?  

Applications for an internship must meet one of the following requirements: 

a) Be enrolled in, or have recently completed within the last 12 months, a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher)  

B) be enrolled in, or have recently completed within the last 12 months, the final academic year of first university degree program (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent) 

You must also possess a working knowledge of English and preferably one of the UN's working languages (, Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese).   


What will I learn/gain from this experience? 

If you are motivated, innovative, and enjoy sharing your world perspectives, you will learn a range of skills starting from creating reports to analyzing quantitative data. It is a fast-paced environment giving you the chance to learn a lot.


Do I need work experience?  

No working experience is required to apply for internships with UNRWA. Your training, education, advanced course work, or skills should benefit the UNRWA during your internship. 


What is the duration of the internship?  

The program can last between 6 weeks to a maximum of 11 months.  


What is the weekly workload?  

The internship programs are either full-time or part-time. The full-time work is between 35-40 hours per week and can be done in person, remotely, or hybrid. Remote internships are possible depending on the assigned tasks and supervisor agreement.  


Do I get paid during my internship? 

This internship is unpaid and not financially remunerated by UNRWA. Costs of travel, visas, accommodation, and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or their sponsoring institutions. Some governments and/or educational institutions provide scholarships for internship experiences.  


What is the application process?  

Have a look at this video for the step-by-step tutorial on how to apply. You can also directly access the link to UN careers. Click here