Internship in Environmental Affairs at the UN in Lebanon 2021

Deadline : 31 Dec 2020

Nonprofit organization: United Nations

Specialities: Agriculture

Study level: Undergraduate

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Internship in Environmental Affairs at the UN in Lebanon 2021

The United Nations is seeking final-year students and graduates from anywhere in the world to apply for the Environment Affairs Internship that will take place in Beirut, Lebanon for 2021. 

Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in substantive research and reviews related to the work of the Sub-program, in the areas of Sustainable Development, Water, Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Food Security/Agriculture, and/or Green Technology.
  2. Contribute to background notes, talking points and policy briefs for activities related to the Sub-program.
  3. Support all activities of the Sub-program, both substantively and administratively.
  4. Assist in other ad-hoc activities in the Sub-program, when necessary, as instructed by the supervisor.

Qualifications and skills:

Communication

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

Teamwork

  1. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  2. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise.
  3. Is willing to learn from others, and places team agenda before personal agenda.
  4. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
  5. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client orientation: 

  1. Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view.
  2. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.
  3. Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.
  4. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems.
  5. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects.
  6. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Creativity

  1. Actively seeks to improve programs or services.
  2. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs.
  3. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas.
  4. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas.
  5. Thinks “outside the box”.
  6. Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things.
  7. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Education:

  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
  3. Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
  4. Be computer literate, especially in Word and Excel. 
  5. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  6. 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.

Languages:

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Arabic is also a working language of ESCWA. For this post, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Arabic and French is desirable.

About the 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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Area: Middle East

Opportunities: Internships

Host Country: Lebanon

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