Intern - Economy and Trade Branch, Green Economy Initiative, Geneva

Closing date: Thursday, 9 June 2016

Posting Title: INTERN -UNEP Economy and Trade Branch, Green Economy Initiative, I
Department/ Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 26 May 2016-9 June 2016
Job Opening number: 16-PGM-UNEP-61247-R-GENEVA (O)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
Your application for this internship must include
  • A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
  • Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application:,
  • List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
  • A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.
The Economics and Trade Branch (ETB), Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics (DTIE) internship is for 3 months with a possibility for extension depending on the needs of the Organization.
The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35 -40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.
  • Prepare concept notes and short briefings in the above-mentioned areas;
  • Carry out background research, including data collection;
  • Assist with the overall implementation of research projects;
  • Prepare communication material and support outreach activities;
  • Assist with the organization of workshops and conferences;
  • Support other activities as requested.
  • Research, analyze and present economic data and information gathered from diverse sources to support the implementation of Green Economy Advisory Services.
  • Support the follow up of projects.
  • Review literature and prepare summaries with main findings in green economy topics, as requested.
  • Assist with the organization of meetings, workshops, seminars and other similar activities setting agendas, developing necessary background materials, sourcing appropriate speakers, and report writing.
  • Support other activities as requested.
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