UNEP Finance Initiative Internship for Banking Programme, I (Temporary Job Opening)
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UNEP Finance Initiative Internship for Banking Programme, I (Temporary Job Opening)

United Nations Environment Programme

岗位领域:经济管理 工作性质:实习

学历要求:本科及以上 岗位职级:其他

工作地点:Geneva 截止日期:06 December , 2018



Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN 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 environment.


Located within the UN Environment Division of Economy, the Resources & Markets Branch (UNEP-RMB) seeks to conserve the environment, reduce poverty, and promote sustainable development by enhancing the capacity of governments, businesses, and civil society to integrate environmental considerations into economic, trade, and financial policies and practices in accordance with the partnership and integrated policy-making approaches of sustainable development.


The UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP/FI) (www.unepfi.org) is a unique global partnership between UN Environment and about 250 banks, insurers and investors from around the world. Together we work towards integrating environmental concerns into lending and investment as well as strategic decisions. The aim is to increase financing for sustainable businesses and projects and thereby contribute to international Climate Targets as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNEP FI’s Banking Programme develops, implements and coordinates the work with our more than 120 banking members from over 50 countries.


The economy division/ UNEP/FI internship is for six (6) months.The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.


Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.

Under the Supervision of the programme officer, the intern would be part of UNEP FI’s Banking Programme Team and he or she would:

-Support communication with our banking members as well as various external stakeholders

-Carry out research on Sustainable Banking topics

-Support the project management of UNEP FI’s Banking Principles Initiative, as well as current pilot on forward-looking assessment of climate-related risks and opportunities

-Support the organization of events, both logistically and in terms of content

-Keep the Banking Programme’s web-presence up to date

-Participate in meetings and calls with member banks as well as experts and external stakeholders

-Assist with other tasks as relevant

-Work on topics of own interest

-If level of experience allows, set up and manage own initiatives with the banking members as the internship progresses.

Over the course of the internship, the intern will gradually be given increasing opportunity to manage tasks and small projects independently.



-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


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


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.


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.


Studies in finance, economics, sustainable development, communications, environmental sciences and/or international relations/affairs and relevant experience preferred.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.


English 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.

Special Notice

Your application for this internship must include:


1. 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.


2.Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application: http://unon.org/content/internship-programme),

- 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.


3. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).


Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.