United Nations Foundation

  • Intern, Climate Change

    Job Location US-DC
    Type
    Intern
  • Overview

    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 Foundation’s Energy and Climate Department has worked for two decades to help move the world toward a cleaner, climate-friendly energy future.  It is now a respected platform for bringing together policy makers, academics, business leaders and the UN to lead the way toward a low-carbon future. 

     

    On climate change, the UN Foundation helps support the UN’s leadership on climate change and the Paris Agreement by working with the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and other UN agencies, as well as through engaging with countries, sub-national leaders, and the private sector. As part of this work, the UN Foundation serves as a strategic partner, a communications platform, and an incubator of new ideas and solutions. UNF houses the secretariat of the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of states committed to the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to help meet the Paris Agreement. In 2018 UNF helped support the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, hosted by California Governor Jerry Brown.

    Responsibilities

    • Support staff by conducting research as necessary;
    • Provide administrative and event management support as needed;
    • Monitor climate-related news and conversations on particular issues;
    • Assist with managing contacts, data, and other materials; and
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Selection Criteria

    • Candidate must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or must be a recent graduate (within 8 months of graduation) of a college or university with a demonstrated interest in the UN and international development;
    • be detail-oriented and have strong written and verbal communication skills; and;
    • be able to multi-task and handle competing priorities.
    • Familiarity with social media management, communication and/or data analysis a plus.

    Other Information

    Part-time and full time opportunities are available.  Intern should be able to start in January 2019. 

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