Internship

Internship Opportunity at UNEP in Geneva


  • Voluntarily
  • Geneva

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. This position is located in the Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and Secretariat of Special Programme, Chemicals and Waste Branch, Economy Division, Geneva duty station.

Under the direct supervision of Muhammed Omotola, Associate Programme Officer, SAICM Secretariat, Chemicals and Waste Branch, Economy Division, United Nations Environment in Geneva, the intern will support the development of the digital communication tools developed by the Interim Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), including the Quick Start Programme (QSP) and the Secretariat of the Special Programme on institutional strengthening, including assistance in:

  • The maintenance of the Minamata Convention, SAICM and Special Programme websites, their continuous update, both in terms of design and substantial content, and troubleshooting.
  • The production and editing of databases and audio-visual contents, including online training tools such as webinars.
  • The development and maintenance of an online meeting registration system for the Minamata Convention and SAICM.
  • The development and maintenance of an online system for the submission of applications under the Special Programme.
  • The development and maintenance of the structure of a database for projects funded under the SAICM QSP, which can also be adapted for the Special Programme.
  • Promoting the visibility of the Minamata Convention, SAICM and Special Programme on social media and digital platforms.
  • Other tasks as appropriate and as discussed with the intern.

Location:

Switzerland

Benefits

  • The UN Environment SAICM Secretariat internship is for 6 months.
  • The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.
  • Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Eligibilities

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.

Please visit the official website for detailed eligibility.

Eligible Regions: Not Specified

Application Process

Applicants are requested to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform.

Application Deadline: April 24, 2017 (4 Days Remaining)

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