The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations.
The United States Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of U.S. states and territories committed to upholding the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Members of the Alliance will collaborate to ensure that there continues to be a contribution from the U.S. to the global effort to address climate change.
The Alliance was established on June 1, 2017 following the federal government’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement. Governors Andrew Cuomo, Jay Inslee and Jerry Brown established the Alliance as co-chairs. The Alliance currently consists of 17 members: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Puerto Rico. The Alliance now represents over 40% of the US population and roughly $9 trillion in economic activity – enough to be the world’s third largest economy.
The Alliance is working in the following areas: Advanced Transportation, Building Transformation, Natural & Working Lands, Climate Resilience, Power Grid Modernization, Super Pollutants (methane and HFCs), Clean Energy Finance and International Cooperation.
The UN Foundation offers unpaid semester-long full and part-time internships. This intern should be able to start in January 2019.