Intern - Environment Affairs, I (Temporary Job Opening)
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Intern - Environment Affairs, I (Temporary Job Opening)  

U.N.Economic Commission for Europe  

岗位领域:环境人口  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:10 December , 2019  



Org. Setting and Reporting       

The internship is located in the secretariat to the UNECE Convention  on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and  Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention),  Environment for Europe and Sustainable Development Section of the  Environment Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe  based in Geneva.

UNECE Environment Division contributes to the overall objectives and  mandate of UNECE as a multilateral platform facilitating greater  economic integration and cooperation among its member States, and to  the broad aim of the Environment subprogramme to safeguard the  environment and human health, and to promote sustainable development  in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by supporting  the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.


The intern is expected to contribute to the work of the Environment  Division as follows:

a) Support the preparation (including through research and drafting  of relevant documents), organization and servicing of international  meetings of the bodies under the Aarhus Convention, its Protocol on  Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) and the Compliance  Committee, as well as the Task Forces and the Working Groups of the  Parties, and of any other intersessional activities;

b) Provide support to the Aarhus Clearinghouse for Environmental  Democracy and established under the auspices of the  Convention and its Protocol, including through research, drafting and  editing of entries, as well as the Aarhus Convention online reporting  tool for national implementation reports;

c) Assist with the preparation of outreach materials for publication  on the Aarhus Convention and Protocol on PRTRs, including drafting,  editing and production of printed materials for circulation to  potential donors and institutional partners of the secretariat and  preparation of presentations based on such materials for delivery at  public outreach events;

d) Assist the officers of the secretariat with day-to-day tasks, as  required for the implementation of the work programmes of the Aarhus  Convention and its Protocol on PRTRs.



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  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.

-Planning& Organizing:

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;  identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as  required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for  completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when  planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses  time efficiently.


To qualify for the United Nations Internship Programme, the following  conditions must be met:

- Applicants to the United Nations internship programme 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 programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);

(c) Have graduated with a university degree, as defined above, and,  if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Be computer literate in standard software applications and CMS (e.g. Drupal);

For this internship, studies in law, preferably including  international and/or environmental law or equivalent are required.

Have a 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.

Applicants for all countries are accepted and under-represented or  un-represented countries in the UN are encouraged to apply.

Work Experience       

No professional work experience is required for participation in the  Internship Programme.

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for  participation in the Programme. Are you a student in a Bachelor’s  (final year), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have you  completed a degree and are able to commence an internship within a  year of graduation?


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations  Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English is required.  Working knowledge of French or Russian is highly desirable.



Special Notice       

The internship is for a duration of 6 months within the period 13  January to 10 July 2020 (option A). There is also the option of  splitting this internship into two 3-month internships within either  the period 13 January to 1 May 2020 (option B) or 4 May to 10 July  2020 (option C). Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal  History Profile) is required.

The cover note must include: Title of the degree you are currently  pursuing, Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the  programme), List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient  in, Top three areas of interest, Explain why you are the best  candidate for the internship position, Explain your interest in the  United Nations Internship Programme, and your availability during the  period (Option A, B or C) considered.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. KINDLY NOTE THAT THIS  TEMPORARY JOB OPENING IS SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF AN INTERNSHIP WITH  THE ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE. The Internship Programme is guided  by Administrative Instruction ST/AI/2014/1 of the United Nations  issued by the Under-Secretary-General for Management. Interns are  considered type I gratis personnel. They are not staff members. The  United Nations does not financially remunerate interns. Costs and  arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are  the responsibilities of interns or their sponsoring institutions.  Interns work five days per week. Interns shall not be eligible to  apply for, or be appointed to, any post in the Secretariat for a  period of six months following the end of their internship. The United  Nations accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the  intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an  internship. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical  insurance coverage and provide a medical certificate of good health.  The United Nations is not responsible for any claims by any parties  where the loss of or damage to their property, death or personal  injury was caused by the actions or omission of action by the interns  during their internship. A person who is the child or sibling of a  staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the  United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other  family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or  she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member  nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff  member. For purposes of this instruction, "child" means (i)  the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff  member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member  or a staff member's spouse (son- or daughter-in-law).  "Sibling" includes the child of both or either parent of a  staff member and the child. Please note that candidates will be  required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the  Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United  Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency,  competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but  not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian  law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards,  including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are  alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of  international human rights law and international humanitarian law.