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Job Opening: x2 Intern – Environment Affairs

Posting Title:INTERN – ENVIRONMENT AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office:United Nations Environment Programme
Application Deadline:04 & 05 July 2023
Job Opening Number:23-Environmental Affairs-UNEP-211689-J-Geneva (O), 23-Environmental Affairs-UNEP-211714-J-Nairobi (O)
Staffing ExerciseN/A

About UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP is the United Nations system’s designated entity that addresses environmental issues at the global and regional level.

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About the Intern – Environment Affairs role

The internship is unpaid and full-time. Intern – Environment Affairs work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office
as well as the internship period.

Core Competencies:
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view-Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect-Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions-Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems-Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client. Education

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);
• Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum
Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
• Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
• Be computer literate in standard software applications.
Preferred area of study: Environmental science, environmental management including chemicals and waste management, environmental toxicology, environmental engineering, environmental chemistry, chemistry or natural science.
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. Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this
internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is desirable. Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.


Level: I-1
Job ID: 211689
Job Network:
Job Family: Internship
Duty Station: Geneva
Application Deadline: July 5, 2023


Level: I-1
Job ID: 211714
Job Network:
Job Family: Internship
Duty Station: Nairobi
Application Deadline: July 4, 2023


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