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.