Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat (UNFFS), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is accepting applications for internships.
The UNFFS provides leadership in promoting the implementation of the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests (UNSPF) and the achievement of its Global Forest Goals, and the effective implementation of the UN Forest Instrument. It provides substantive secretariat support to the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), which is composed of all Member States of the United Nations and specialized agencies.
In 2015, the UNFF established the Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network under the UNFFS to facilitate access to and effective use of funding for forests, sharing data and best practices on forest financing and contributing to the achievement of the Global Forest Goals of the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2030. More information on the UNFFS and the GFFFN can be found at www.un.org/esa/forests.
The prospective intern should have a background in environmental issues, economics, sustainable development, data science, or computer science-related areas. Experience or knowledge of project management or IT-related work is desirable. The internship is for three months, with an opportunity for extension up to a maximum of six (6) months, depending on the needs of the Office.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
For more information about the Office, please see https://www.un.org/esa/forests/
The selected intern(s) will be responsible for one or more of the following duties in support of the work of the UNFF and its Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network (GFFFN), depending on his/her education background:
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: