United Nations Relief & Works Agency
For Palestine Refugees In The Near East
Location : West Bank Field Office
Deadline for Application : 13 September 2016
Internship Period : 15 September – 31 December
Department/Division : Legal Office
The West Bank Field Legal Office requires a legal intern to research an important international law/protection issue in the West Bank and finalize the information into reporting form.
In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate will:
-Complete the factual and legal research on the international protection issue affecting Palestine refugees in the West Bank
-Finalize the draft report into an official document.
-Produce a 2- page version of the research for publication.
-Draft a Memorandum of Law regarding the relevant international law issues.
-Draft an action plan regarding recommendations and next steps.
-Advanced law or international law degree from an accredited institution
-Experience and knowledge of Palestine issue in the West Bank, occupation law, international human rights and humanitarian law.
-Experience in researching and writing reports on human rights and protection issues.
-Fluency in English.
-Proven high quality research skills.
-Proven excellent writing skills in English.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non-smoking working environment.
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women. It is Agency policy to give full consideration to disabled candidates whose disability does not militate against the effective performance of the duties of the post. UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications equally from men and women. Where there are two or more equally qualified candidates, selection preference will normally be given to internal candidates, Palestine Refugees and candidates of the under-represented gender. With their prior agreement, candidates who are approved as suitable for appointment but are not the selected candidate for this vacancy, will be placed on the Agency’s roster of pre-approved candidates for a period of up to one year, and may be considered for future vacancies in the same position. The Agency maintains the discretion to fill future vacancies for this position from the roster without re-advertising the vacancy.
HOW TO APPLY
If you have got the skills and experience required above, and want to make an active and lasting contribution to improving the lives of Palestine refugees, then register on
by creating a personal profile and completing the UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through this website will be considered. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions.