UNEP RONA’S Internship Programme for International Students in USA, 2014/15

UNEP RONA’S Internship Programme
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) offers Regional Office for North America (RONA) internship for students all around the world in the areas Communications, Government Affairs, Environment Research, Environment Policy, Ecosystems Management and the Scientific Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) /Global Environment Facility (GEF). UNEP recruit interns three times a year. Internships are expected to be full-time and range from a minimum of three (3) to a maximum of six (6) months.

Field of Internship: Internship is offered in the areas Communications, Government Affairs, Environment Research, Environment Policy, Ecosystems Management and the Scientific Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider: United Nations Environment Programme
Internship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: All interns should have the following qualifications:
-Demonstrated interest in the environment
-Excellent communication and writing skills
-Strong research and analytical skills
-Computer literacy, especially with MS Word and Excel
-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
-Ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member
-Good time-management skills
-Knowledge of a other official UN language is an asset
Communications Intern:
- Background in communications and/or journalism preferred
-Excellent writing and editing skills
-Knowledge of U.S. and Canadian media desired
Government Affairs Intern
-Background in environmental studies, international relations, international development, political science, environmental policy or law
-Experience working with either the U.S. or Canadian government is an advantage
-Knowledge of the U.S. Congress and Canadian Parliament, their structures and processes are also an advantage Ecosystems Management Internship
-Background in international policy, environmental science, natural resource management, marine/coastal affairs,
-Knowledge of coastal and marine ecosystems is an asset
-Strong research, writing, and analytical skills
-International experience & field-work a plus.
Environmental Policy Internship
-Background in environmental studies, international relations, international development, political science, or environmental policy preferred
-Strong organizational skills and administrative capabilities
Environmental Research Internship
-Background in advanced environmental studies and sciences
-Understanding of cross-cutting scientific and major environmental issues
-Ability to create scientific reports on wide-ranging environment-related topics
-Computer literacy to undertake basic statistical data analysis
-Ability to create charts/graphs for reports and presentations
-Knowledge of other relevant software such as GIS is an advantage, but not required
STAP/GEF Internship
-Background in the natural or social sciences specifically related to international environmental management issues addressing one of the GEF focal areas
-A keen interest in science and its influence on policy
-Website content management systems considered an asset

Internship Open for International Students: Yes

Is this paid internship? No (The UN Internship Programme operates on a non-remunerative basis. All costs connected with internships must be borne by the interns or their sponsoring institutions or governments, including travel and transportation, living and accommodation).

Internship Description: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is located in the heart of downtown Washington DC. UNEP has been welcoming interns from around the world for more than five years and offer programmes in the following areas: Communications, Government Affairs, Environment Research, Environment Policy, Ecosystems Management and the Scientific Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF). It is their goal to ensure that each intern has a challenging and fulfilling experience while working at UNEP. As a result, supervisors assign interesting and challenging projects based upon the intern’s background, experience, interest and skills. Interns work very closely with staff on current and diverse topics to help accomplish UNEP’s mission. They recruit interns three times a year (see schedule below). Electronic applications are accepted from graduate and exceptional senior-level undergraduate students. Internships are expected to be full-time and range from a minimum of three (3) to a maximum of six (6) months. For applicants accepted into a UNEP internship who are not citizens of the United States, you must obtain a visa. It is UN policy that obtaining visas is the sole responsibility of the intern. UNEP will not assist beyond providing letters of acceptance and copies of internship agreements. Be mindful that obtaining a visa can be a lengthy process and failure to secure a visa will void your internship acceptance. Do not delay in pursuing your visa(s).

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: Internships are expected to be full-time and range from a minimum of three (3) to a maximum of six (6) months.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should be sent electronically.

Internship Application Deadline: Applications deadlines are 15 October (for spring session), 15 July (for fall session) and 15 March (for summer session).

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