Remote Internship Opportunity (Communications and Engagement Division) at UNFCCC [3-6 Months]: Apply by Dec 16: Expired

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Applications are invited for Remote Internship Opportunity (Communications and Engagement Division) at UNFCCC for the year 2021. The last date of application is 16 December.


The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the focus of the political process to address climate change. The secretariat supports the Convention, its Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement by a range of activities, including substantive and organizational support to meetings of the Parties.

About the Division

UN Climate Change supports all aspects of the intergovernmental process to address climate change, including the implementation of the Paris Agreement and all global climate action including substantive and organizational support to meetings of the Parties.

The gender team supports Parties with respect to the implementation of the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, and provides advice to secretariat management and staff on organisation issues related to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

At its 25th session, the Conference of the Parties (COP) adopted the enhanced Lima work programme on gender (LWPG) and its gender action plan (GAP).

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About the Internship

Interns will work closely with the Gender Affairs Officer to undertake tasks in connection with the ongoing activities and projects of the gender team. This often includes research as well as the writing of articles, background papers on different topics and collecting and analysing data related to gender and climate change at the national level.

In determining the intern’s assignments due consideration is given to the nature of the projects currently being undertaken in the Programme.

Responsibilities of the Intern

The specific functions are:

  • Procedural or substantive issues relating to the implementation of the enhanced Lima work programme on gender and its gender action plan;
  • Research and drafting background papers and tracking the integration of gender considerations in national climate policies, plans and actions;
  • Research and preparation of official reports and technical papers, collecting, analysing and presenting data and other related information gathered from various sources as required;
  • Tracking and reporting on how work under the Convention and within the secretariat contributes to achieving the SDGs on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls;
  • Capacity-building and training for the chairs and members of UNFCCC constituted bodies, as requested, and technical teams in the secretariat on how to integrate gender considerations into their respective areas of work;
  • Awareness raising and advocacy efforts, including writing articles for internal and external publication and organizing events to observe relevant international days;
  • Content for communication and outreach activities on gender and climate change, including regular updates for the UNFCCC Gender and Climate Change webpages, social media updates and compiling relevant information for regular Newsroom articles.

Duration of the Internship

  • The internship is for a period of 3 to 6 months within the period between as soon as possible to December 2022.
  • The exact period of the internship will be determined based on the availability of the intern and the needs of the programme.
  • The maximum duration of the internship is 6 months, subject to the intern’s continued university enrolment and performance


Minimum requirements

  • Educational background: Candidates must be enrolled in the last year of an undergraduate degree or in a graduate programme of studies (Master or PhD) at a recognized university in fields such as gender studies, human rightslaw, international relations, social sciences, public policy or related disciplines at the time of application and for the duration of the internship;
  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues, particularly in the context of climate change or sustainable development is highly desirable;
  • Language skills: Candidates must be fluent in English (both oral and written) and hold strong writing and analytical skills;
  • Computer Literacy: Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Office) and strong research skills are required.


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.

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