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  • Posted: Aug 2, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 15, 2022
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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 – Public Advocacy and Communication Section, I

    The internship will support activities around sustainable fashion and the identification of relevant entry points for UNEP in supporting the initiative and its campaigns.Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.

    The internship is for a duration of 6 months. The internship policy of UNEP states that: “In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel, and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.” For this internship it is entirely remotely based.

    Responsibilities

    • Under the direct supervision of Chief, Public Advocacy and Communication Section, the intern will:
    • Assist in implementing the Sustainable Fashion initiative by supporting the section head and manager of the initiative in doing research and strategic analysis.
    • Support outreach activities and the promotion of the UNEP sustainable communication playbook and fashion campaign
    • Assist in the development of presentations and communication materials for advocating and promoting sustainability in textiles in international events, meetings or conferences (COP, Paris Fashion Week)
    • Assist in the UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion regular meetings
    • Support the updating of the UNEP fashion communication website and the knowledge management database of the related projects
    • Support the drafting of attractive case studies on fashion communication and review of UNEP materials of the topic
    • Support in developing the newsletter for the UNEP textile community and in updating the general UNEP textile value chain website

    Competencies

     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

    Education

    • Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
    • enrolled in a graduate school (second university degree) or higher in the area

    or

    • in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) or
    • have graduated with a university degree (as defined in a) and b)) and must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
    • A degree programme in environmental studies, communications, media studies, international relations or journalism and other social sciences, as well as in the areas of information and knowledge management, or related field.

    Work Experience

    • 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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on careers.un.org to apply

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