Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Intern (Head Office)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


We have vacancies for internships in several areas at our head office located in Oslo. From here, we coordinate NRC's activities all over the world. Oslo is also home base for NRC's expert deployment NORCAP, which annually send out hundreds of Norwegian and international experts on missions worldwide for the United Nations and other organisations. In addition, head office is responsible for designing our refugee policies, and works on influencing actors on international level as well as in Norway. 

The interns must be enrolled in a course of study and pursuing this Internship as an integral part of the course/study connected to Norwegian institutions of higher education (the internship must give study credits). The internships are unpaid.

What will you bring:  

Interest in humanitarian issues and/or the relevant area of work  

Be independent, reliable and structured  

Eagerness to learn   

Skilled in Microsoft Office  

Fluency in English  

A list of our vacant internship positions, with links to the job descriptions including specific tasks and competencies can be found below:  

Climate Intern Communications Intern Digital Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance Intern Education Intern Global Programme Support Intern Graphic Design Intern Green Shift Intern Health, Safety and Security Intern HR and Admin Intern HR and Support Intern HR Management System Adoption Intern HR Management System Intern Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance Intern Investigations Intern Livelihoods and Food Security Intern Protection, Peace and Democracy Intern Risk Management and Compliance Intern Safe and Inclusive Programming Intern Shelter and Settlements Intern Video Intern

What makes an internship at NRC’s Head Office attractive?  

A valuable and enriching opportunity for students interested in a career in the humanitarian sector;   

A challenging and exciting opportunity in an international workplace dedicated to advocating for the rights of people forced to flee;  

A set of tasks involving more than coffee making and basic administrative work in a dynamic and high-paced environment   

Free lunch in the Head Office canteen  

Personnel insurance coverage, including travel insurance if the intern will travel


The internships in this advertisement will take place during the spring semester of 2023 starting on the 6th of February  

The internship period is a minimum of 8 weeks (about 2 months), and the duration depends on how many credits you get from your academic institution  

We are flexible when it comes to attending classes, lectures, and part time jobs and open for part time internships. However, we encourage students to have full time internships if possible

The internships are at NRC's head office in Prinsens gate 2, Oslo

We are also looking for people who share our values:  

To be dedicated in what we do;  

To be innovative with our solutions;  

To act as one unified and inclusive team;  

To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.  

Are you interested? Please apply through our online application tool and attach a cover letter and your CV in English. Kindly specify which Internship Position from the list you are applying for. If your profile and/or interests match any of our vacancies, you will be contacted for an interview with us in January. We look forward to receiving your application!  

Important: Only students enrolled in a course of study and pursuing this internship as an integral part connected to a Norwegian institutions of higher education are eligible for this role. The university must be willing to sign a tri-partite agreement with NRC Head Office and provide an attestation confirming that the internship gives study credits.  

For any questions, please write to with "Internships" as a subject.  


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP (Norwegian Capacity), our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises.  

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas, or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety, and security risks. NRC takes this seriously, and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks but will never be able to take them away.  

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability. 

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