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Paid Internship at Adaptation Fund, Washington DC

Country: USA
City: Washington DC
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The paid internship at Adaptation Fund, Washington DC has open the application. The Adaptation Fund (AF) finances projects and programs that help vulnerable communities in developing countries build resilience and adapt to climate change. Initiatives are based on country needs, views, and priorities. The AF is an innovative financing mechanism established under the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Its innovations include a groundbreaking direct access modality which allows vulnerable developing countries to access financing from the Fund and build national capacities to adapt to climate change directly.

This position will support the day to day operations of the communications unit of the Adaptation Fund, including support to current and emerging social media channels and multimedia platforms, posting of content to the Fund website, updating distribution lists, planning and supporting climate change events, speakers, and exhibits, and contributing to development and delivery of communications campaigns, branded web/print flyers, posters and story materials.


The duration of the internship is initially six months, with the possibility to extend for an additional six months. The internship includes a paid stipend.

Duties and Responsibiities

The intern will be part of the Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat and report to the Manager and work under the direction of the Manager and Communications Officer of the Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat.

The internship consists of assisting the designated supervisor in internal and external communications activities, website content management, communications outreach coordination, daily operations, administration and multimedia campaigns. The position will expose the intern to many aspects of the AF’s operations.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 1-3 years of relevant professional work experience; graduate students encouraged to apply; must be available to work in DC office a minimum of three days/week;
  • Must have strong data management, organizational skills and familiarity with a wide variety of diverse communications platforms; strong skills across social media platforms, and multimedia story platforms such as video development and photo sharing channels;
  • Experience with website content management, and development of user-friendly content with visual graphics for the web and social media, including web pages, flyers and Twitter cards a plus;
  • Experience with Content Management Systems such as WordPress strongly considered;
  • Interest and experience with Event Planning highly desired;
  • Interest in and experience with Social Media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube and Flickr, and targeted multimedia communications campaigns strongly considered;
  • Proven ability to work in a team and intercultural environment, with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent oral and written command and communication in English;
  • Self-starter and a high degree of motivation, flexibility and reliability, and ability to work efficiently and accurately under tight deadlines; ability to think logically, creatively and interact with others;
  • Detail-oriented, and ability to research complex information and synthesize it into accurate user-friendly formats;
  • High interest and experience in communications or journalism, along with climate change, environmental issues and international development a plus.



Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline31 July,2018
CityWashington DC
Open toAll
OrganizerAdaptation Fund (AF)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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