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UNEP Intern - Environment Affairs



Published On: 22nd, June 2023

Closes on: 22nd, June 2023

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Economist, Project Management/planning

Job Description




    The objective of the internship is to:

    • Carry out research on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and circular economy to support elaboration of briefings, articles, presentations, and other documents.
    • Prepare regional and national concept notes and presentation on SCP and its environmental impacts for the difference regions, using UNEPs SCP-Hotspot Analysis Tool (SCP-HAT).
    • Support with the coordination of GO4SDGs activities, including keeping an updated calendar of events, organizing periodical meetings with internal and external partners in priority topics.
    • Support engagement of youth in regional and global dialogues around green jobs for youth – in close cooperation with ILO and UNICEF, including preparation of background papers and concept notes.
    • Prepare power point presentations and briefings for GO4SDGs events.
    • Supporting the communications and outreach of GO4SDGS events and cooperation with the team of “10 Year Framework of Programmes on SCP – (10YFP). This includes drafting invitations, writing reports, preparing presentations, developing designs and layouts or electronic invitations for social media, and other news coverage, drafting briefings, and speaking points. These activities will be done in coordinating with GO4SDGs communication expert.
    • Keep up to date the GO4SDGs network and database of internal and external partners (identify opportunities, encourage outreach, link to other platforms and websites).


    • Competencies

    • Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

    • Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.


      Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

    • Be enrolled in a graduate school Programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

    • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree Programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent.

    • Have or is undertaking the following courses: - Environmental Science, Data Science, Chemistry, Biology, Health, International Development, Design Studies Project Development, International Studies, Economics or similar.

    • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.

    • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

      Work Experience

    • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required; and (‘fluency’ or ‘knowledge’) of French is (‘desirable’ or ’an advantage’). Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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