Intern, Climate and Environment Internship

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 09 August 2022
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Position Overview

The United Nations Foundation is committed to working with the UN, governments, and other critical stakeholders to galvanize the collective action required to meet the worldโ€™s climate and environmental challenges. Toward that goal, the Climate, Energy, and Environment Intern will provide support to the Climate, Energy, and Environment team on research, communications, and event management until December 2022.

This position can be based in Washington, DC, or remote.

Essential Functions

Work with other team members to research, monitor, and synthesize key findings and developments in the international climate and environmental policy and diplomacy spheres.Help advance UNFโ€™s work on the climate-food nexus by supporting engagement with international coalitions and initiatives (e.g. Agricultural Innovation Mission for Climate).Support UNFโ€™s partnership with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on climate science and communications, in particular to prepare for the Synthesis report expected in early 2023.Support UNFโ€™s work in the ocean-climate nexus by conducting research and preparing materials on current and emerging issues in the space.Help produce a range of written projects for internal and external audiences.Support the team through coordination of materials for leadership and other teams.Assist with organizing and executing in-person and virtual meetings and events, with a particular emphasis on key international moments such as the United Nations General Assembly (UNA) in September and COP 27 in November 2022.Keep abreast of climate and environmental news.Other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria

Candidate must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or must be a recent graduate (within 8 months of graduation) of a college or university.Attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to manage multiple priorities.Strong professional interpersonal skills.Strong verbal and written communication skills.Interest, knowledge of, or experience in climate and environmental policy.Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.Must have a personal laptop computer and access to the Internet.Must be available to work a maximum of 20 hours per week.Must be authorized to work in the United States.

*Please note this is a remote, paid internship opportunity from September 12 - December 16, 2022*

The United Nations Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. The United Nations Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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