UNHCR Durable Solutions Intern 2023

Deadline: 26th of November, 2023

The call for the UNHCR Durable Solutions Intern 2023 (San Salvador, stipend) is open now!

The incumbent will provide clerical and administrative support for durable solutions operations. They will maintain frequent contact with colleagues within the same office to exchange information. External contacts are mainly with implementing partners for the purpose of managing the logistics of the durable solution activities.

El Salvador is committed to identifying and addressing protection and solutions for refugees, internally displaced people, returnees with protection needs, and stateless individuals. El Salvador is a party to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol and to the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. In 2020, El Salvador approved the Special Law for the Care and Integral Protection of Victims of Violence in Conditions of Forced Displacement.

UNHCR is active in the implementation, coordination, and monitoring of the 2022–2026 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), which prioritizes responses to the needs of internally displaced people and refugees. UNHCR is an active member of the Humanitarian Country Team. UNHCR leads the protection sector and co-leads the CCCM and shelter sectors.

UNHCR seeks to meaningfully engage, empower, inform, and seek the views of people in decisions that affect their lives as drivers for greater equality and social cohesion. UNHCR is currently present in over 40 communities and 17 municipalities nationwide.

The candidate will work for the Durable Solutions team, under the supervision of the Durable Solutions Officer, P3.


  • Maximum Internship duration: 8 months
  • Food and Local Transportation Allowance : USD563,44 monthly
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
  • Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based): A (least hardship)
  • Family Type (not applicable for home-based): Family
  • Duties and responsibilities
    • Assist in identifying and registering candidates for voluntary repatriation and prepare documentation for their return, in line with Voluntary Repatriation SOPs.
    • Assist in identifying and registering candidates for local integration and prepare the appropriate documentation for onward submission to local authorities or partners, in line with local integration SOPs.
    • Participate in identifying the resettlement needs of refugees in line with resettlement SOPs.
    • Assist in updating the electronic databases for resettlement, voluntary repatriation, and local integration in line with Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Process documentation to ensure that persons of concern receive the documents required for their durable solutions in a timely manner.
    • Prepare statistical and ad-hoc reports to ensure accurate information is available and shared with relevant offices and partners.
    • Prepare documents relating to durable solutions.
    • Enter information into available databases in line with SOPs.
    • Perform other related duties as required.


  • In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
    • Be either a recent graduate (having completed their studies within two years of applying) or a current student in a graduate or undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by IAU/UNESCO; and
    • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant to 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.
  • Desirable qualifications and skills
    • Diverse field experience.
    • Experience in interviewing.
  • Conditions
    • It is a full-time role (40 hours per week). The successful candidate will be assigned to support the team in San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • Allowance: Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to partially help cover the cost of food, local transportation, and living expenses.
  • Required Languages
    • Spanish
  • Desired Languages
    • English
  • Additional Qualifications
    • Skills
    • Education
    • Certifications
    • Work Experience
  • Other information
    • This position doesn’t require functional clearance
  • UNHCR is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, so everyone is encouraged to apply for this vacancy regardless of religion, age, sex, ethnicity, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.



  • To apply, click the ‘Apply Link’ and provide the required information and documents.
  • Obtaining and renewing current visas and residence permits, including all associated costs, is the primary responsibility of the intern. UNHCR may assist by providing supporting documentation if needed.
  • The shortlisted candidates must appear for an interview. A technical and practical test can also be administered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and applications will not be accepted outside the closing date.
  • UNHCR does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview call, processing, training, or any other stage).

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