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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 9, 2024
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    The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the world's environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the environment.

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    Intern - Environment Affairs

    Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR) as well as the broader branch communications, including website maintenance and copy-writing.

    Under the direct supervision of the Marine and Freshwater Branch’s Strategic Communication and Engagement Expert and Branch Coordination Lead, the intern’s responsibilities will fall within the following activities to support the overall communication, advocacy, and outreach efforts for the GFCR and branch:

    • Support a wide range of communication and outreach needs and content development such as video script writing for public service announcements, web stories, website content management and updates, and social media text;
    • Support development and design of digital and traditional multimedia communications assets, utilizing graphic design and other software as needed;
    • Prepare recommendations for events, newsletter and product content to showcase stories and portfolio impacts;
    • Support social media planning/strategy and execution and, in consultation with the GFCR Global Team, support development and dissemination of content, including visual assets such as social media cards, through media and networks;
    • Compose visual assets, including fact-sheets, presentations, data visualizations, and info graphics, for internal and external use as needed;
    • Liaise with service providers and creative partners;
    • Undertake desktop research and support the development of concept notes;
    • Editing and quality control for communication products;
    • Other duties to support the work of the Branch as requested and in accordance with the Intern's interests.

    Qualifications/special skills

    • Applicants must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements: Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent); or Have graduated with a university degree. Applicants must be pursuing qualifications in an area of study that can significantly contribute to the responsibilities outlined and overall work of the Marine and Freshwater Branch, including:
    • Be computer literate in standard software applications (particularly, proficiency using MS Office Suite);
    • Possess high-level English writing skills.
    • Demonstrate organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrate interest in issues related to ecosystems management, restoration, biodiversity conservation, climate change or sustainable development. 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.
    • Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required. Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PH.D. Programme. Do you meet any of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application. Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage.


    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on to apply

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