Online Internship with UNFCCC, Communication and Engagement Division: Apply by May 14

UNFCCC [UN Framework Convention on Climate Change]

About the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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

It is a dynamic organization working in a politically challenging environment to help resolve one of the defining environmental issues of our time.

About the Department

Communication and Engagement Division is responsible for UNFCCC public communications,
and for catalyzing climate action among climate actors in governments, civil society, and
subnational organizations, through outreach, engagement, and tracking of climate action.

The Engagement sub-division focuses on facilitating climate action by Parties and non-Party
stakeholders, observer engagement, partnerships, gender integration, and ACE (Action for
Climate Empowerment).

Functions of the Intern

  • Conduct due diligence for existing list of external organizations, companies, and partners following a set of criteria;
  • Conduct due diligence for new external organizations, companies, and partners
    following a set of criteria;
  • Develop and update a database for control of existing and new partnerships, and;
  • Assist in other tasks being carried out by the sub-divisions as required.

Duration of Internship

The remote internship is for a period of a minimum of 3 months to maximum 6 months, starting between May and June 2021.

The exact period will be determined based on the availability of the intern and the needs of the subdivisions.


  • Educational background: Candidates must be enrolled in the last year of an = undergraduate degree or in graduate studies at a recognized university at the time of application and for the duration of the internship.
  • Studies in the field of law, environmental management, business management,
    public policy, international relations, or related fields are preferred.
  • Experience: Prior exposure to other UN organizations, Inter-governmental organizations, and/or climate change fields is an asset.
  • Language skills: Candidates must be fluent in English (both oral and written) and have strong analytical and research skills.
  • General requirements:
    • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience in reading technical documentation;
    • Attention to detail.

Computer Requirements

  • Candidates will require a laptop or desktop PC (with Windows 10 or newer) or Mac (with the latest macOS update), as well as a reliable, high-speed internet connection
  • An Office 365 license will be provided by the UNFCCC to enable the candidate to access official emails, SharePoint, OneDrive, and other office applications, such as Word and Excel
  • An antivirus application that receives regular updates
  • Browsers must be a newer version with regular updates enabled
  • Regular Windows 10 updates should be enabled with a Windows laptop or PC
  • In addition, a mobile phone will be required to enable Multifactor Authentication (MFA) through SMS or the Authenticator App

Application procedure

Candidates who are interested in this assignment and meet the minimum requirements must use
the online 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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Technical Difficulties: Write to [email protected]

Please note:

Online applications will be immediately acknowledged to the email address that you have used. If you do not receive an e-acknowledgment within 24 hours of submission, your application/s may not have been received. In such cases, please contact [email protected].

When you receive an automatic notification, there is no need to submit another application online or by other means.

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