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.
The Law Division internship is for three (3) months with a possibility of extension up to a maximum of six months, depending on the needs of the Organization’
The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35 - 40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of the International Environmental Law Unit the intern is expected to undertake the following tasks:
1. Carry out research on selected environmental law and governance issues, focusing on the fields of environmental rule of law and related subjects. This will include data collection and analysis and presentation in written form, for inclusion into documents, reports, publications or websites.
2. Assist in the preparation and finalization of various materials including correspondence, background papers and briefing notes, and other outreach materials on international environmental law themes.
3. Support the practical and substantive organization of workshops and other meetings organized by the Branch/unit, including under the Montevideo Programme on the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law, well as other initiatives planned during the internship period.
4. Participate in internal meetings of the Branch/Unit and the Division, and if necessary, assist in the preparation of minutes.
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.