Internship Opportunity - Department of External Relation, HQ Amman in Rotterdam

Internship Opportunity - Department of External Relation, HQ Amman


UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.

Internship Opportunity

Department : Department of External Relations

Duty Station : HQ Amman

Type of Appointment: Full time internship (remote based)

Duration: 5-9 months internship

Expected Starting Date : February 2021

Terms of Reference


If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for Palestine refugees, an internship with UNRWA will give you the opportunity to work on promoting the rights and well-being of Palestine refugees. You would work within UNRWA’s private partnerships division, supporting the digital fundraising team to increase online donations, build relationships with individual supporters, and improve UNRWA’s brand and online presence.
The digital fundraising team uses a range of digital marketing software including email marketing tools, content management systems (CMS), customer relationship management software (CRM), social media and search engine advertising. The digital fundraising intern will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in these tools and platforms. In addition, the intern will gain experience in the development of awareness and fundraising campaigns and will have the opportunity to create published communications materials for a UN Agency.


  • Translation of content for digital fundraising (English to Arabic);
  • Content creation for digital fundraising;
  • Support with data analysis for reports on digital fundraising performance;
  • Assist with content creation and coordinate with field teams to collect stories of Palestine refugees;

    Education: A university degree or technical certificate from an accredited institution

    Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience, although prior experience in fundraising and development/humanitarian programmes will be an advantage.

    Languages: Excellent command of spoken and written Arabic, including the ability to create content in modern standard Arabic. Working command of spoken and written English.


    · University specialization in a field related to communications and media, social sciences, international development, or the humanitarian sector is desirable;

    · Experience in a professional office environment is an asset;

    · Basic experience in graphic design and Adobe Creative Suite (or similar software) is an asset.


  • Good communication skills
  • Networking skills
  • Learning and research
  • Organizational skills

    Should you be interested, please send your CV and a motivation letter to no later than 15 February 2021 . Please mention in the subject line “**Digital fundraising intern opportunity”**.

    The motivation letter must include:

    · Title of degree;

    · IT skills and programs that you are proficient in;

  • Explain your interest in UNRWA and why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.


    Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

    UNRWA staff and complementary personnel are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality at all times. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women.

    UNRWA will not be responsible for the costs of travel, visa, accommodation, or any other costs related to the placement. All costs connected with an intern’s participation must be borne by the intern, including arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc. Interns will be solely responsible to secure visas. Applicants should be able to travel in the Agency's area of operations in the Middle East.

    At the stage of acceptance of an internship placement, interns must prove to the satisfaction of UNRWA that they have adequate medical and accident insurance coverage prior to commencing the placement.

    Intern placements shall not constitute employment by UNRWA. Interns are considered to be complementary personnel with non-staff status. The purpose of the internship program is not to lead to further employment with UNRWA but to complement an intern's studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship. Interns are eligible to apply as external candidates for UNRWA staff vacancies in accordance with normal selection procedures.

    Please note that UNRWA does not charge fees at any stage of the application process. Vacancy announcements advertised at: , will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (Jerusalem time) on the deadline date.

    UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.

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