UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

About UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.


Protections and Solutions Unit Intern

May 2021 - July 2021 Washington, DC
“The ability to directly interact with refugees and asylum seekers. ”

Program Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Bogotá, Colombia
“The subject of the internship was incredibly interesting! You get to meet a lot of people working in the refugee area and you get to see first-hand the work it takes to deal with public elected officials regarding a contentious topic like refugees. ”
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