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Intern - Environment Affairs

Closing: Jan 28, 2023

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Published: Jan 17, 2023 (20 days ago)

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Competencies

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.

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.

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.



Education

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

a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (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.

  • Preferred study for this internship, Undergraduate Degree in Environmental policies, Natural Sciences, Political sciences, Social sciences, Cultural studies, or related fields

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.

  • Have demonstrated 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.



Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


Responsibilities

Competencies

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.

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.

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.



Education

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

a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (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.

  • Preferred study for this internship, Undergraduate Degree in Environmental policies, Natural Sciences, Political sciences, Social sciences, Cultural studies, or related fields

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.

  • Have demonstrated 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.



Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


• Research, analyse and present information gathered from diverse sources to support the implementation of the Sustainable Food Systems team activities.

• Support the review of project deliverables.

• Assist with the organization of meetings and outreach events, developing necessary background materials, sourcing appropriate speakers, and report writing.

• Support communication activities (e.g. draft stories for social media, food systems internal management team, etc.).

• Depending on the incumbent’s skills and background (e.g. specific language skills), country- or region-specific research, and review tasks may be assigned.

• Support other activities as requested.


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