TitleOrganizationLocationDeadlineDescriptionExternal website link
Environmental Affairs InternUNESCAPBangkok07/11/2017

Special Notice
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include: 
•Degree Programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied)
•Graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
•List of the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in 
•List of your top three areas of interest
•Explanation about why you are the most suitable candidate for this specific internship
•Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. 

Please note that due to the large number of applicants, divisions are not in a position to reply to each application and that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration.

Org. Setting and Reporting
The Environment and Development Division, Environment and Development Policy Section internship is for a period of two to six months depending on the needs of the division. 

The internship is UNPAID and full-time. 

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the division or office to which they are assigned.

Environment and Development Policy Section plays a leading role in facilitating the analysis, development, promotion and dissemination of innovative policies in the field of environment and development. With a focus on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and the need to improve the capacity of policymakers in the region to development implementation strategies in an integrated manner.

Responsibilities
The intern will be responsible for the following duties:
•Initiating and helping to implement a strategy for ESCAP post-Rio+20, including capturing and sharing knowledge on policy developments in member States.
•Supporting the organizations of forums, external and internal to discuss the implications.
•Enhancing the knowledge base of the organization in specific aspects of environmental sustainability, depending on the interest and expertise of the intern.

Competencies
The United Nations Core Competencies include:
•Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
•Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
•Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.

Education
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: 
a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or 
c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.

Work Experience
Applicants 
-are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme;
-shall be computer literate in standard software applications;
-have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and 
-have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

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

United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. 

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=72432
Business and Biodiversity InternBirdlife InternationalCambridge, England07/12/2017

BirdLife International is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to work on a voluntary basis with our Business and Biodiversity team, based at our headquarters in Cambridge, England.  
 
The successful applicant will play an important role in part in a wide range of tasks which will support our work with the extractives industry in West Africa, organising a global business and biodiversity conference, and developing and testing innovative tools for business. 
 
Typical tasks might include:
>      Conducting and compiling research to map the corporate landscape in priority countries
>      Working with the team to influence corporate safeguard policies
>      Input to ongoing development of biodiversity metrics for the extractives sector
>      Compiling relevant research and evidence for our corporate partners
>      Supporting the organisation of a global business and biodiversity event
>      Offering general administrative support
 
What we are looking for:
You will need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills, although full training can be given for any necessary technical requirements. French language skills would be a big bonus and enthusiasm, organisational skills, basic computer skills in all Microsoft packages and the ability to work independently would also be key skill requirements for this role.
 
Relationships:
The successful candidate will report to the Corporate Engagement Manager and work closely with members of the Business and Biodiversity team
The position will be based in our head office at the David Attenborough Building in Cambridge, England. 
 
What we offer:
This volunteer role is a great chance to hone and develop new skills, meet new people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, as well as the opportunity to work with leaders in the field internationally.
 
Conditions 
The duration and working hours for this voluntary position are flexible and open to discussion. Ideally, the successful candidate would be available for a minimum of 2-3 days per week for a 6 month period.  
 
Applications
To apply please send a cover letter, 1pg maximum, detailing any relevant experience (including stating where you saw the advert), and a copy of your curriculum vitae to volunteer@birdlife.org by 12 July 2017.
 
Interviews
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held in July 2017.
 
For any questions, please contact Samir Whitaker, Corporate Engagement Manager: samir.whitaker@birdlife.org

http://www.birdlife.org/job/%E2%80%98business-and-biodiversity%E2%80%99-intern-volunteer
Internship RosterBioversity InternationalLocation varies07/26/2017

Bioversity's internship programme has three major objectives: 1) to offer young graduate or undergraduate students an opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in their field of specialization; 2) to promote a better understanding of Bioversity and the CGIAR system; 3) to provide groups at headquarters and in the country offices with the assistance of outstanding young students specializing in fields relevant to Bioversity's activities.
 
Minimum Qualification & Experience
Applicants for internships must be currently enrolled in a university or graduate school and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies, or alternatively, have completed their university studies within the past six months.
 

http://www.bioversityinternational.org/jobs/
Internship / Thesis: Sediment mapping of a drinking water reservoirThe Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)Madgeburg, Germany07/31/2017

The sediment has a profound influence on water quality in reservoirs. Heterogenic distribution of sediments results in spatial variability of reservoir internal nutrient cycling and methane production. We want to investigate the link between spatial heterogeneity of sediment properties and greenhouse gases (CH4, CO2) in a reservoir.
Your tasks:
In a survey, a large number of sediment samples shall be taken from Rappbode Reservoir and analyzed for heavy metals, nutrients and organic matter content. Work comprises a 1-2 day sampling campaign on the reservoir, subsampling sediment cores, analysis of water content and loss on ignition. The results will be fed into QGIS. The final result are reservoir wide maps of different sediment properties. 
 

Your profile:

  • We are looking for a motivated student of geo-ecology, limnology or similar. You should be intersted both in field- and lab-work as well as data evaluation. GIS knowledge is helpful
  • You will be integrated into interdisciplinary research activities within the Department Lake Research at Magdeburg. Please contact us for further details. The timing of the study is flexible - applications are accepted any time.

We offer:

  • Great insights into the work in a leading research institute
  • Individual supervision with the possibility to contribute your own ideas
  • an own topic to work on independently
  • work in international teams in a well-equipped laboratory
https://recruitingapp-5128.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/1013/Description/2
Geospatial Analysis and Mapping for DRR and Sustainable DevelopmentUNESCAPBangkok, Thailand08/30/2017

Special Notice
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include: 
•Degree Programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied)
•Graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
•List of the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in 
•List of your top three areas of interest
•Explanation about why you are the most suitable candidate for this specific internship
•Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. 

Please note that due to the large number of applicants, divisions are not in a position to reply to each application and that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration.

Org. Setting and Reporting
The Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division/ Space Applications Section internship is for 2-6 months. 

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 on the work of the section, please refer to:
http://www.unescap.org/idd/sas.asp

Responsibilities
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. The intern will be working within a dynamic team and
may also contribute to the work of other sections within the division and with ESCAP's strategic partner - UNITAR's operational satellite applications programme (UNOSAT).

Depending on the intern's background, duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assist research on new and innovative technologies being used for disaster risk management and Sustainable Development (SD), with a particular focus on geospatial information, aerial
imagery and mapping, and their potential applications.
- Perform geospatial analysis using remote sensing techniques for various applications relating to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and SD.
- Assist in the development and delivery of training and learning events and other capacity development initiatives for DRR and SD.
- Provide logistical support to meetings and events being organized by the section/division.
- Collect images, sound bites, quotes and other media products for inclusion in the division's advocacy work.
- Provide support in updating the related website and e-learning portal with relevant material.
- Support the team in their day-to-day activities and tasks.

Competencies
The United Nations Core Competencies include:
• Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
• Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
• Technological awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology and shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) in one of the technical areas of geo-informatics, remote sensing, cartography, computer science or related engineering degree,
and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;

Work Experience
Applicants
- are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme;
- shall be computer literate in standard software applications;
- have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
- have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing
opinions and views.

Languages
Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage

United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=74192
Environment Affairs InternUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificIncheon, South Korea09/30/2017

Special Notice
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include: 
•Degree Programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied)
•Graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
•Intended duration of internship (starting and ending dates) 
•List of the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in 
•List of your top three areas of interest
•Explanation about why you are the most suitable candidate for this specific internship
•Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. 

Please note that due to the large number of applicants, divisions are not in a position to reply to each application and that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration.

Org. Setting and Reporting
The internship at the ESCAP East and North-East Asia (ENEA) Office located in Incheon, Republic of Korea, is for a period of two months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, if required by the division. 

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the division or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities
Interns will be assigned to conduct research on energy security and environmental sustainability including through North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC, www.neaspec.org) and assist in the implementation of activities. Specific topics and works will be mutually agreed with his/her supervisor. Five thematic areas of NEASPEC are as follows:

•Transboundary air pollution
•Nature conservation 
•Marine protected areas 
•Low carbon cities
•Desertification and land degradation 

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

•Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents
•Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings 
•Document, legal and internet research 
•Assistance during conferences 
•Working on web-presentation 
•Evaluation of projects 
•Compiling statistics 
•Media analysis 
•Speech-writing

Competencies
The United Nations Core Competencies include:
•Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
•Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
•Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.

Education
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: 
a)be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
b)be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or 
c)have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.

Work Experience
Applicants 
-are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme;
-shall be computer literate in standard software applications;
-have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and 
-have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship, and fluency in spoken and written any language of ENEA member countries is preferred. 

Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat

United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. 

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=76669