Internship Opportunity in the Field of Environment Affairs from United Nations in USA

Internship Opportunity in the Field of Environment Affairs from United Nations in USA

United Nations

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12 Mar 2021
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United nations offers an internship in New York in the field of environment affairs. The United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat (UNFFS) provides leadership in promoting the implementation of the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests (UNSPF) and the achievement of its global forest goals, and the effective implementation of the UN forest instrument. It provides substantive secretariat support to the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), which is composed of all member states of the United Nations and specialized agencies. The prospective intern should have a background in environmental issues, economics, sustainable development, data science, or computer science-related areas. Experience or knowledge of project management or IT-related work is desirable. The internship is for three months, with an opportunity for extension up to a maximum of six (6) months, depending on the needs of the office. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. For more information about the office, check the lin below. 


You must have:

  • Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organisational goals.
  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be 'clients' and seeks to see things from clients' point of view.
  • A demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the charte.
  • Demonstrated the 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.
  • To qualify for an internship with the United Nations internship program, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); OR
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent); OR
  3. Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
  • Knowledge of issues in the context of sustainable development would be an advantage.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of additional official United Nations language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations secretariat.

Your Responsibilities:

The selected intern(s) will be responsible for one or more of the following duties in support of the work of the UNFF and its Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network (GFFFN), depending on his/her education background:

  1. Conduct desk research and collect information on forest financing. This would include information on financing opportunities, learning materials and good practices at the international level.
  2. Assist in drafting and entering data entries into the documents database of the online clearing house of the GFFFN.
  3. Assist in preparing analytical papers, issue briefs, presentation materials and news stories on forest financing, for publication through the UNFF website.
  4. Assist in website development and updates for GFFFN clearing house website (under development) and the UN forum on forests, using WordPress and Drupal.
  5. Assist in preparations for the fifteenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF15), including its side events and other related meetings.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

About United Nations:

The United Nations (UN), was established in 1945, is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world.

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