Internship at the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat
An internship at the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat provides a good opportunity to gain experience in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment, as well as in the day-to-day functioning of an Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA) Secretariat.
The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat offers interships to qualified university graduates or students, enrolled in a tertiary course of study, interested in gaining experience in the areas of:
- Environmental and political sciences;
- International studies; and
- Any other area related to the work of the Secretariat.
Internship - Areas of Work
Interns are supervised by one of the Officers at the Secretariat, while supporting them with particular tasks. Some examples are:
- Assistance with the preparations for the annual World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) campaign (e.g. research, drafting web copy, handling the related social media, developing outreach and audio-visual material) (http://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org);
- Assistance with the preparation of AEWA publications and outreach materials;
- Dealing with website content;
- Assistance with preparations and servicing AEWA meetings or Workshops;
- Research in preparation for reports, documents or publications;
- General administrative duties in the day-to-day operations of the Secretariat.
Internship – Facts
Depending on places available, the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat offers internships for a period of 3 – 6 months, beginning at any time. The Secretariat is located at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany.
Internships are not remunerated – all expenses must be covered by the intern or a sponsoring Government or institution. Written confirmation of enrolment in an appropriate health insurance scheme and in an university must be provided in advance.
Internship – Requirements and Application Procedure
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’ s level or equivalent);
- Be enrolled in a graduate school programme ( second university degree or equivalent , or higher);
- Have graduated with an university degree (as defined above) and , if selected , must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation in a field that is related to the work of the Secretariat;
- The working language of the Secretariat is English; full ability to work in English (written and spoken) is required. Knowledge of further languages, e.g. French, Russian or Arabic is an asset:
- Interns should also have standard computer skills (Microsoft Office);
- Interns need to agree with the scope of tasks before the start of the internship.
For further information contact the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.