According to the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is… [a person who]… owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.

 

Internships:

Announcement: CALL FOR INTERNS

The Research Centre for Refugee Studies (RCRS) in Amman - Jordan requires interns with a background in Forced Migration, social work and experience working in human rights and/or with refugees and asylum seekers.

The intern will be expected to contribute to a number of different research and policy analysis projects addressing refugee groups in the Middle East including: Iraqis, Somalis, Sudanese, Kurds, Palestinians and others. 

The intern will be given the opportunity to undertake his/her own research project, which will be published by the Centre.

Applicants must have a relevant first degree and a Masters degree in social sciences or related as well as proven research, writing, organizational and communications skills.  A demonstrated understanding of refugee, migration, humanitarian or development issues is an advantage, as well as first-hand experience in a developing country.  Fluency in spoken and written English is essential and good knowledge of Arabic would be preferred.

Please send a cover letter, confirming that you can start in August 2006 and are able to financially support yourself for no less than six months in Amman, a curriculum vitae, and contacts for three referees.

Please send applications to info@refugeecentre.org