Environment) 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
UN Environment has a partnership with Covestro to
run the Young Champions of the Earth, a multi-year challenge to help get
big ideas off the ground with seed funding, mentoring, training, global
publicity and access to influential networks. The challenge aims to
identify, celebrate and support individuals between 18 and 30 with
outstanding potential to create positive environmental impact. Each
year, six or seven Young Champions will receive the full life-changing
support package, and about 30 will receive expert mentoring. The
initiative stems from Champions of the Earth, which remains as the
highest environmental honour of the United Nations.
You can learn more about Young Champions at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ola3zs60ToU and http://web.unep.org/youngchampions/
The Communication Division internship is for 6 months.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff
member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the
intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.
Under the direct supervision of the Communication Deputy Director, the intern will:
- •Respond to email inquiries relating to application and nomination processes;
- •Support the organization in reviewing submissions and provide regional and global juries with information and guidance;
- •Liaise with UN Environment’s regional communication staff to shortlist applicants for the Young Champions of the Earth prize;
- •Coordinate a knowledge and data repository of nominations and applications;
to the development of outreach materials, update website pages and work
with social media teams and translators to co-produce content;
- •Help with the organization and logistics of the award ceremony;
- •Maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of the work;
- •Provide technical support to the Coordinator and other staff, and undertake other tasks as needed.
- -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 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
- -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
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);
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 keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
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.
Studies in communication, journalism, science, environment, marketing, business or any related field preferred.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Your application for this internship must include:
A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN
careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your
Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work
experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and
Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you
hope to gain from the internship.
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the
United Nations if they have committed violations of international human
rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual
exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic
offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have
been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual
exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of
vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes,
including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or
politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual
abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual
nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
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
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all
instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For
more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the
Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on
the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to
be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information
provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE
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