The objective of the internship programme is to provide a framework through which students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to the UNFCCC-secretariat to enhance their educational experience through practical work assignments. It allows selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the United Nations and provides assistance and training in various professional fields..
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the focus of the political process to address Climate Change. The UNFCCC secretariat supports the Convention, its Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement through a range of activities, including substantive
and organizational support to meetings of the Parties and the implementation of commitments. It is a dynamic organization working in a politically challenging environment to help resolve one of the defining environmental issues of our time.
The specific functions of interns are:
• Conduct due diligence for existing list of external organizations, companies, and partners following a set of criteria;
• Conduct due diligence for new external organizations, companies, and partners following a set of criteria;
• Develop and update a database for control of existing and new partnerships, and;
• Assist in other tasks being carried out by the sub-divisions as required.
The remote internship is for a period of minimum three months to maximum six months, starting between May and June 2021. The exact period will be determined based on the availability of the intern and the needs of the subdivisions.
Candidates must be enrolled in the last year of an undergraduate degree
or in graduate studies at a recognized university at the time of application and for the duration of the internship. Studies in the field of law, environmental management, business management, public policy, international relations, or related fields are preferred.
Prior exposure to another UN organization, Inter-governmental Organization and/or climate change fields is an asset.
- Candidates must be enrolled in the last year of an = undergraduate degree or in graduate studies at a recognized university at the time of application and for the duration of the internship.
- Studies in the field of law, environmental management, business management, public policy, international relations, or related fields are preferred.
- Prior exposure to other UN organizations, Inter-governmental organizations, and/or climate change fields is an asset.
- Candidates must be fluent in English (both oral and written) and have strong analytical and research skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience in reading technical documentation;
- Attention to detail.
How to Apply?
Candidates who are interested in this assignment and meet the minimum requirements must use the online application system and include a cover letter.
Due to the high number of applications, only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for a telephone interview.
Technical Difficulties: Write to internship[at]unfccc.int
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