Intern- Programme Assistant I; UNEP

The internship is for a minimum of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension up to a maximum of six (6) months, depending on the needs of the office.

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 Internship is UNPAID and full-time.


Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's academic background, skill-set, the Intern's assigned office and duration of internship. Under the supervision of the Global Peatlands Coordinator, duties may include but are not limited to:

• Updating the GPI website and social media sites;

• Drafting project concepts, proposals, and implementation agreements on subjects relevant to Peatlands restoration, conservation and sustainable management, such as ecosystem services, trans-boundary collaboration, conservation and carbon finance, biodiversity and climate change;

• Assist in the preparation of GPI events, workshops or south south exchanges to take place in GPI partner countries or donor countries;

• Assist in the development of awareness raising, outreach or advocacy materials including project proposals to a variety of donors;

• Research for information on Peatlands best practices in conservation, sustainable management and restoration;

• Assist with preparations for the GPI Steering Committee meetings, and various virtual or face to face meetings of the partnership and attend if held in Nairobi;

• Assist with ad hoc GPI meetings and workshops and prepare meeting summaries, minutes and follow up communications as required;

• Provide remote technical assistance and regular communication liaison within the GPI Partnership and with members of the public;

• Undertake other tasks as required, and in accordance with the intern's interests and experience.


Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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