Intern - Administration, Panama City

Organization: UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

Country: Panama

City: Panama City, Panama

Office: UNEP Panama

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Closing date: Tuesday, 15 January 2019

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


Department/ Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: PANAMA CITY

Posting Period: 16 January 2018-15 January 2019

Job Opening number: 18-ADM-UNEP-90339-J-PANAMA CITY (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. The Latin America and the Caribbean Office located in Panama City works closely with the 33 countries of the region - including 16 small island developing States, with a population of about 588 million people. The office works to serve the needs of the region and its activities are integrated into the work programs approved by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).

The UN Environment/Latin America and the Caribbean Office/Administration Unit Internship is for 6 months. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (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.

The intern will work with UN Environment-Latin America and the Caribbean Office’s Administration Unit, under the supervision of the Administrative Officer.

The interns will be given responsibilities that will assist their learning, and also their experience in data gathering/management/reporting and practical aspects of administrative processes in a large and complex organization.

Under the supervision of the Administrative Officer and Administrative Assistant, and within delegated authority, the interns will assist in the following duties:

Interact with staff, consultants and office assistants to prepare paperwork for protocol processes