SayPro Donor Relations and Visibility Internshipship

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SayPro Donor Relations and Visibility Internshipship



UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering an internship position within the Donor Visibility team in the Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization Service.

UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. We are in over 125 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions.

Title: Donor visibility intern

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

Duration: 6 months

Contract Type: Internship, full-time basis

Closing date: 23 September 2022

Start date: October 2022

Organizational context

UNHCR and Donor Visibility

Public sector donors have uniformly insisted on greater and more varied visibility for their financial support to UNHCR. In a competitive and transactional fundraising environment, recognizing contributions in accordance with the contribution agreements and expressed donor preferences is critical to continued support. UNHCR are currently mobilizing efforts to focus on donor visibility – this would be a great opportunity for an individual seeking experience in donor relations, visibility, communications projects and being part of an evolving concept within the organization.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a dynamic intern who has experience in communications and content creation and an interest in donor relations, who can support the dedicated Donor Relations Officer (Visibility) in supporting UNHCR’s government donor visibility efforts. The ideal post-holder will be comfortable working in a fast-paced and reactive environment, have the skills and ability to support on creating content such as macros and competent editing publications and reports. Creativity is key in this role.

Duties and responsibilities

The incumbent’s tasks shall include, inter alia:

  • Assist the Donor Relations Officer (Visibility) with social media management, including curating content for Twitter, monitoring and evaluating country and leadership accounts around the world;
  • Support with the creation of content for social media, including macros and infographics;
  • Assist in the creation of workshops and trainings on donor visibility to support our colleagues in the field, including editing presentations;
  • Manage and trouble-shoot with the Donor Relations Officer (Visibility) on challenges and opportunities raised by field, HQ and donor capital colleagues;
  • Assist with impact analysis and monitoring of content, social media posts, donor missions;
  • Update the visibility intranet page on a regular basis;
  • Update the donor visibility guidelines.

The position

UNHCR is looking for individuals with a wide range of skills and great interest in the work of the organization to support our work. The Donor Visibility team is specifically searching for an intern to support the evolving nature of donor visibility at UNHCR. Through this position you would work across the organization, have contact with country offices and operations, including emergency operations, and support UNHCR in achieving its goals in donor relations. We are looking for an intern who is a team player, creative and keen to become part of a fast-paced environment.

Minimum qualifications 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 one year of applying) or a current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO[1]; and
  • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of UNHCR.

NOTE: 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

  • The candidate must be interested in communication, content creation, donor relations or external relations work;
  • Knowledge of Photoshop or Canva would be a great benefit;
  • Experience in editing reports and publications;
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing;
  • Required languages: English and any other language is an asset;
  • Interest in the humanitarian cause;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Diplomacy;
  • Discretion;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Effective in time management;
  • Organizational abilities;
  • Computer skills.


The successful candidate will be based with the team in the Geneva, Switzerland. The intern would also be able to work one day from home, this is in reflection of managing the COVID-19 pandemic. In this respect, we would have a preference of recruiting from someone who is already living and potentially studying in Geneva, to limit travel.


The internship is for six months, and the start date is negotiable – preferably the middle of October 2022. The internship can be either full time or part-time. If part-time, the working hours would be from 9.00am to 6:00pm and the hours (20 per week), split over a maximum of 3 days.

Allowance: Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to partially help to cover the cost of food, and local transportation

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation, Personal History Form (P11), and CV by 23 September indicating “your surname” & “Internship application” in the subject of the email.

Personal History Forms are available at PHF Form / Supplementary Sheet.


Please make your letter of interest personal. We want to know how you stand out from the crowd – what skills and energy would you bring and why would you like to work on donor visibility?

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

[1] In the education section of the application process, please make sure that your school is selected from the list of accredited higher education institutions. To do this, click on the magnifying glass next to Select School, then select Contains next to Description, type the name of the school, click Look up and finally click on the result. In case you cannot find your school, type “OTH” in the Select School field and provide the school name in the School, if not selected above field.