Intern - Environment Affairs, Geneva

Organization: UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

Country: Switzerland

City: Geneva, Switzerland

Office: UNEP Geneva

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Closing date: Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Posting Title: INTERN - ENVIRONMENT AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening)


Department/ Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: GENEVA

Posting Period: 10 April 2018-24 April 2018

Job Opening number: 18-ENV-UNEP-95813-J-GENEVA (O)

Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organizational Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global 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 global environment. UN Environment’s Economy Division works with international and nongovernmental organizations, national and local governments, business and industry to develop and implement policies, strategies and practices that are cleaner and safer, incorporate environmental costs, use natural resources efficiently, reduce pollution and risks for humans and the environment, and enable the implementation of conventions and international agreements. Located within UN Environment’s Economy Division, the Resources and Market Branch (RMB) seeks to conserve the environment, reduce poverty, and promote sustainable development by enhancing the capacity of governments, businesses, and civil society to integrate environmental considerations into economic, trade, and financial policies and practices in accordance with integrated policy-making approaches of sustainable development.

Over the past years, the focus of the RMB has been UN Environment’s work related to Green Economy.

The RMB’s Economic and Fiscal Policy Unit internship is for 3- 6 months.

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.


The position will be linked to the following streams of UN Environment’s Green Economy work: oGreening the Belt and Road Initiative: South-South Cooperation for Green Economy related to China’s One Belt, One Road initiative;