Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 18 June 2018 – 02 July 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Environmental Affairs-UNEP-98802-J-Nairobi (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nation Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the UN system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The internship is based in Corporate Services Division, Enterprise Solutions Section.

Enterprise Solutions is at the cutting-edge of offering knowledge management and information technology, including emerging solutions for both corporate and environmental challenges. Big data, artificial intelligence, and blockchain are some of the technologies the multicultural and dynamic team in Enterprise Solutions is intending to offer the organization . We are looking for young, innovative, solutions-driven individuals to join us as interns.

The Enterprise Solutions Section internship is for 3 months with a possibility for extension depending on the needs of the Section.

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.


Under the Supervision of an Officer in the Section, the intern will:

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the intern’s assigned supervisor’s need, as well as the internship period.
Under full supervision of a staff member the intern:
•Will be involved in real ongoing projects that the Section is currently working on.
•Depending on the phase of the project, the intern may be assigned research, analysis, design, development, testing, training, user support, or outreaching work.


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

Client Orientation:•Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view •Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect •Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions •Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems •Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects •Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client


Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent);
c) Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Be computer literate in standard software applications.

Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.

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 must be pursuing qualifications in area of study that can significantly contribute to the work of the Enterprise Solutions Section and responsibilities outlined.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.


2.Proof of enrollment (click on this link to access and attach to your application)
– List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.

3. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee is required for application.

Apply here

Job website United Nations Careers