Intern - Economic Affairs Temporary
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland
Closing Date for Applications:
The internship is located in the Forestry and Timber Section of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe based in Geneva.
- The intern is expected to contribute to the work of the Forests, Land and Housing Division as follows:
Sustainable forest management and forest landscape restoration
- Support organization of the Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration and the ECCA30/Bonn Challenge in Eastern and South-East Europe (support with invitations, logistics, communication);
- Support research on sustainable forest management and forest landscape restoration in the UNECE region;
- Preparation of promotional material on sustainable forest management and forest landscape restoration in the UNECE region.
Sustainable forest products
Assist in the productions the UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2020-2021, which should include but not limited to:
- assessing national replies to the Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire;
- generating trade statistics from COMTRADE and other sources;
- updating price series information;
- other aspects of the production work, such as web work, electronic links to the online publication.
- Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit’s services and related to the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI);
The intern successfully provides support to:
- research on sustainable forest management, forest products and forest landscape restoration in UNECE region;
- organization of workshops on sustainable forest management, forest products and forest landscape restoration in UNECE region;
- preparation of reports, news releases and communication to relevant stakeholders;
- other activities of the UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section as required;
- all other facets of the work of the secretariat as assigned.
To qualify for the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); For this internship, studies in forestry, business, economics or related field, economics, international relations or equivalent are required
- Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; Fco
- Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
- Applicants for all countries are accepted and under-represented or un-represented countries in the UN are encouraged to apply.
- 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.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable