Project Management Intern

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Last update: Apr 25, 2024 Last update: Apr 25, 2024


Deadline: May 7, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: USA
Organization: UNOPS
Job type:Internship / Volunteer
English English
Work experience:<1 year
Date posted: Apr 24, 2024


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Dutystation: New York, United States of America

Functional responsibilities

As a cross-cutting service to the initiatives referenced above, the Global Programme on Nature for Development is seeking Interns to conduct research and implementation support on a continuous basis to ground the project’s activities scientifically, to complement program and project development, and to identify synergies with existing initiatives both internal and external to the UN system. The support needed also consists of support in ‘scanning the horizon’ for new initiatives and innovations in the sector, as well as assistance with special projects such as publications, communications, and research support to the Global Programme’s manager in her role advising UNDP senior management.

The Intern will carry out the following tasks:

  • Support the development of e-learning courses, capacity-building events and workshops related but not limited to the contributions of natural capital to sustainable development; biodiversity and ecosystems in national, local, and international contexts; forest management; local communities and indigenous peoples; social entrepreneurship and impact investing; involvement in global policy processes; spatial planning in national biodiversity reporting processes; communications about environmental change; sustainable supply chains and deforestation-free commodities; innovative finance solutions for the environment.
  • With guidance from the programme manager and/or project managers/coordinators, draft and edit online learning materials, support the design of interactive learning activities and other knowledge products.
  • Support the coordination and liaison with government, UNDP Country Offices counterparts and relevant civil society groups to implement the Global Programme on Nature for Development’s activities.
  • Liaise with partners and coordinate the collection of their content for the production and hosting of e-learning offerings, including the creation of learning environments.
  • Support the Equator Prize selection cycle contributing to the outreach process and review of projects submitted by stakeholders.
  • Support the organization and production of flagship events and ceremonies held by the Nature for Development programme.
  • Contribute to the drafting and updating of social media materials and digital products.
  • Assist with publishing articles, press releases, photos, graphics and multimedia elements on official UN websites and social media.
  • Attend team meetings as necessary. Meetings are primarily in English, but ability to engage in meetings in Spanish and/or French is highly valued.
  • Provide general administrative support including taking meeting minutes, setting up meetings, etc.
  • Support the production of a variety of e-learning offerings, including through instructional design, webinar coordination and user support.
  • Support knowledge management efforts and gathering and dissemination of best practices, including data analysis.
  • Support communications efforts, such as drafting of press releases, talking points, articles for magazines and journals, social media materials and photo stories.
  • Support translation of content from English to Spanish and French and/or other UN languages.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills; and determination to meet deadlines.
  • Strong personal interest for issues related to nature; climate change; biodiversity; human/civil/indigenous rights; social entrepreneurship/impact investing; local economic development; civil society engagement and education; diversity and inclusion of marginalized groups; intercultural understanding and cooperation.
  • Perform ad hoc tasks for all Nature for Development Programme related deliverables.

Additional comments

  • The Intern will be given access to relevant information necessary for the execution of the tasks under this assignment.
  • Given the global consultations to be undertaken during this assignment, the Intern is expected to be reasonably flexible with his/her availability for such consultations taking into consideration different time zones.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Currently enrolled in a university programme such as Bachelor, Masters, or Ph.D. (or the equivalent) or have graduated from such studies within three (3) years prior to the application date of the internship.
Internship related experience: (The following skills and experience are desirable but not required)
  • Experience working on at least one of the following topics at a conceptual and/or practical level is desirable: education; instructional design; biodiversity/climate change; human/civil/indigenous rights; social entrepreneurship/impact investing; capacity building; local economic development; and stakeholder engagement.
  • Experience supporting the delivery of capacity-building events, workshops and courses in multiple UN languages is an advantage.
  • Experience coordinating social media usage and creation of other communications content, managing online learning communities, including in multiple UN languages is an advantage.

Computer Literacy

  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office programs, particularly with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and other publishing software is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English with excellent oral and written communication skills is required.
  • Fluency in additional UN languages is highly desirable.