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The Environment and Development Division, Environment and Development Policy Section internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, if required by the division.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the division or office to which they are assigned.
Environment and Development Policy Section plays a leading role in facilitating the analysis, development, promotion and dissemination of innovative policies in the field of environment and development. With a focus on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and the need to improve the capacity of policymakers in the region to development implementation strategies in an integrated manner.
To support the implementation of EDD’s natural resources management portfolio through:
-Undertake research, analysis data and provide overall support for the development of analytical and methodological knowledge products, publications and official documents related to natural resource management;
-Support the implementation of projects on natural resource managements in Asia and the Pacific;
-Provide support for the coordination of networks and initiatives related to natural resource management in the region;
-Provide support to the organisation of intergovernmental and technical meetings;
-Provide support for knowledge management, outreach and communication;
-Other duties as required.
The United Nations Core Competencies include:
-Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
-Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
-Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
a)be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
b)be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
c)have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Special NoticeA completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
-Degree Programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied)
-Graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
-List of the IT skills and statistical programmes (such as Excel, STATA, R or SPSS or any similar) that you are proficient in
-List of your top three areas of interest
-Explanation about why you are the most suitable candidate for this specific internship
-Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Please note that due to the large number of applicants, divisions are not in a position to reply to each application and that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration.