Environment Affairs Internship at the UN for Students in Panama2020

Date limite : 09 juin 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: United Nations

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Environment Affairs Internship at the UN for Students in Panama2020

The United Nation announced an internship in the Environment Affairs field. The internship is for 6 months, and it is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.


Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. The intern will work with UN Environment´s Resource Efficiency Unit, under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator of the Resource Efficiency Sub-programme. The position will support the following projects:

  • Consumer Information and eco-labeling
  • Eco-innovation and circular economy
  • Sustainable Public Procurement
  • 10 Year Framework Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP);
  • Inclusive Green Economy Initiative
  • Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)
  • UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

More specifically, the job will entail the following tasks:

  • Support with the follow-up of the Driving Sustainable Consumption in Latin America, Inclusive Green Economy, and PAGE national projects.
  • Support the preparation of translations, briefings, communication notes, information material, and powerpoint presentations.
  • Assist with the organization of meetings, workshops, seminars, webinars, and other similar activities, supporting the preparation of agendas, co-drafting background materials, and meeting reports.
  • Assist with the development of project proposals to mobilize resources for the LAC region, including identifying local or regional co-funding opportunities for these topics in the region.
  • Review literature and prepare summaries with main findings on resource efficiency, green economy, sustainable production and consumption, sustainable finance, and others.



  • 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


  • 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 a 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 the client.


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

  • a. Be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); c. 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.
  • Have demonstrated a 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.
  • Final year undergraduate or master’s degree student in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, International Relations/ Development, Social Sciences, Business Administration or a related area preferred. The intern must be enrolled and be able to submit a university endorsement once selected for this position.

Required Documents:

Application for this internship must include:

  • A Completed application (Personal History Profile) and Cover Note, through the UN, careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. (The Cover Note must include: Title of the degree applicant is currently pursuing, Graduation Date, IT skills and programs applicant is proficient in, Applicant should explain why he is the best candidate for this specific internship.) Applicant should explain his interest in the United Nations Internship Programme, and ensure to include all past work experience (if any).
  • Proof of enrollment from current University (if not graduated).
  • A copy of degree certificate (if applicant have already graduated).

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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