The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is recruiting for various remote internship opportunities.
Closing date: 05 February 2024
Timeframe: The remote internship is for a period of minimum three months to maximum six months.
Educational background: Candidates must be enrolled in the last year of an undergraduate degree or in graduate studies at a recognized university at the time of application and for the duration of the internship.
Experience: Prior exposure to another UN organization, Inter-governmental Organization and/or climate change fields is an asset, but not necessary.
Language skills: Candidates must be fluent in English (both oral and written) and have very strong writing, organization and research skills. Spanish writing skills are also an asset.
General requirements: Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience in reading technical documentation; attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills.
For a remote internship, candidates will require a laptop or desktop PC (with Windows 10 or newer) or Mac (with the latest MacOS update), as well as a reliable, high-speed internet connection.An Office 365 license will be provided by the UNFCCC to enable the candidate to access official emails, SharePoint, OneDrive and other office applications, such as Word and Excel.
Further computer requirements: • An antivirus application which receives regular updates; • Browsers must be a newer version with regular updates enabled; • Regular Windows 10 updates should be enabled with Windows laptop or PC.
In addition, a mobile phone will be required to enable Multifactor Authentication (MFA) through SMS or the Authenticator App.
UNFCCC secretariat internships are not remunerated, and the selected intern will be responsible for all costs before, during and after the internship assignment. Interns of the UNFCCC secretariat are not considered to be staff members.
The selected intern will work remotely on a full-time basis (40 hours per week). For more detailed information about UNFCCC Internship programme please visit the internship section on our recruitment webpage.
List of available internships
|Youth4Capacity, Means of Implementation division
|01 Feb – 15 Feb
|Action for Climate Empowerment, Communications and Engagement division
|23 Jan – 05 Feb
|Action for Climate Empowerment Communications, Communicationsand Engagement division
|23 Jan – 05 Feb
|Digital unit, Social Media, Communications and Engagement division
|12 Jan – 18 Feb
|24/Intern03/CE-Digital unit-Social Media
|Gender Climate Change, Communications and Engagement division
|12 Jan – 05 Feb
|24/Intern03/CE-Gender Climate Change
|Gender Communications, Communications and Engagement division
|12 Jan – 05 Feb
Candidates who are interested in this assignment and meet the minimum requirements must use the on-line application system and include a cover letter.
Due to the high number of applications, only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for a telephone interview.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the focus of the political process to address Climate Change.
The UNFCCC secretariat supports the Convention, its Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement through a range of activities, including substantive and organizational support to meetings of the Parties and the implementation of commitments.
It is a dynamic organization working in a politically challenging environment to help resolve one of the defining environmental issues of our time.
When applying for UNFCCC vacancy announcements please only use the on-line application system. Simply click on the “apply now” button next to the vacancy announcement. To start the application process, you will first be asked to register as a user with the UNFCCC Online Application System.
2. Application process
Once you are registered as a user, you can apply for an existing vacancy by completing your Personal History Form (P.11) in our on-line application system.
You can also complete the form now and store your profile for one vacancy or more in the future. The profile you create can be accessed and up-dated regularly.
Please do not try to attach any additional documents. If you are invited for an interview, you will be required to provide documentary evidence to support the statements you make in your on-line application form.
Online applications will be immediately acknowledged to the email address that you have used. If you do not receive an e-acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application/s may not have been received. In such cases, please contact email@example.com.
When you receive an automatic notification, there is no need to submit another application on-line or by other means.
Should you have any technical difficulties, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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