Intern - Environment Affairs At United Nations Environment Programme
Intern - Environment Affairs At United Nations Environment Programme 1 PositionEmploi Recruitment
Under the direct supervision of the Head of the National Environmental Law Unit, Law Division, the intern will work with and learn from a team of experienced legal professionals in the area of environmental law and will be offered the opportunity to:
• Assist countries to develop new environmental legislation or to review and revise their environmental legislation through carrying out research and analysis, reviewing draft legislation and providing comments and suggestions for improvement;
• Prepare written summaries and/or make oral presentations of his/her research, including briefing notes and reports;
• Assist in the organization and support of training events (such as on environmental law or the multilateral environmental agreements) and other meetings and workshops that are organized by the Unit or in which the Unit is involved through, e.g., preparing the agenda, liaising with participants, assisting with the virtual set up where needed, compiling materials, making presentations, taking notes;
• Contribute to the finalization of a key publication on environmental law including through research, drafting and editing;
• Undertake such other tasks as may be assigned by the Head of the Unit and other Legal Officers within the Unit, such as the preparation of communication material promoting the Unit’s work.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme in law (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program in law (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
c. Have graduated with a university degree in law and, if selected.
Focus on environmental law or international law preferred.
Be computer literate in standard software applications.
Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese or Spanish is an advantage.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Your application for this internship must include:
1.A Completed application (Personal History Profile) and Cover Note, through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
- Title of the degree you are currently pursuing
- Graduation Date
- IT skills and programmes you are proficient in
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship
Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme, ensure to include all past work experience (if any).
2. Proof of enrollment from current University (if not graduated).
3. A copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
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