The United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat, Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York calls candidates to undertake an internship place in the field of Environment Affairs. Moreover, the internship is for three months, with an opportunity for extension up to a maximum of six months, depending on the needs of the Office. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Basically, interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
The intern will be doing the following duties in support of the work of the UNFF and it’s Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network (GFFFN)
- Conducting desk research and collect information on forest financing. This would include information on financing opportunities, learning materials and good practices at the international level;
- Assisting in drafting and entering data entries into the documents database of the online Clearing House of the GFFFN.
- Similarly, assisting in preparing analytical papers, issue briefs, presentation materials and news stories on forest financing, for publication through the UNFF website.
- Supporting in website development and updates for GFFFN Clearing House website (under development) and the UN Forum on Forests, using WordPress and Drupal;
- Similarly, supporting in preparations for the fifteenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF15), including its side events and other related meetings.
- Furthermore, performing other duties as assigned.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Environment Affairs Programme in Turkey, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
- Enrollment in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
- Enrollment in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
- Must have graduated with a university degree (as defined above); if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
- Be computer literate in standard software applications.
- However, knowledge of issues in the context of sustainable development would be an advantage.
- Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the Programme.
- Fluency in spoken and written English is necessary for the Internship Programme.
- Furthermore, knowledge of a second United Nations official language is an asset
Candidates must apply online. Interested applicants must submit an online application and Cover Note which must include
- Title of degree that candidate is currently pursuing
- Graduation Date (when s/he will be graduating from the program)
- List the IT skills and programs that candidate is proficient in
- In addition to that, an explanation of why s/he is the best candidate for this role. Similarly, an explanation of their interest in the United Nations.