Intern - Environment Affairs, New York

  • DESA - Department of Economic and Social Affairs 
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Sep 02, 2020
Intern DESA - Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) / Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension to a maximum of six months, depending on the needs of the department.

The Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) seeks to provide leadership and catalyze action in promoting and coordinating implementation of internationally agreed development goals, including the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite the COVID-19 crisis, DSDG continues to advance on its work, including by providing support to Member States and other stakeholders in responding to the pandemic. The intern will have the opportunity of learning and working in a very dynamic environment, where new approaches and methodologies are being implemented and tested daily. The intern will also engage collaboratively in research and analysis as well as in drafting and reviewing documents on several topics as well as engage with stakeholders from different sectors and parts of the world.

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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. The Intern will report to Senior Officer in the Outreach and Partnership Branch/DSDG/DESA.


Duties may include, but are not limited to:
•Providing general virtual office support (e.g. processing correspondence; taking meeting minutes for events; etc.).
•Assisting with the organization of virtual events and training sessions, supporting with the preparation of agendas, co-drafting background materials, and meeting reports, providing technical support to the moderator during the virtual event, supporting outreach, preparing summaries, reviewing participants lists and preparing documents to be posted online.
•Supporting the research for the preparation of papers and reports related to the work of the Branch through the collection of data from multiple resources. Assisting in reviewing and analyzing data from multiple resources.
•Researching and organizing information and assisting with analyzing trends.
•Supporting staff with stakeholder engagement programme and partnerships programme. Review and approve new submissions to the Division’s online platforms for SDG Good Practices and SDG Acceleration Actions.
•Participating in virtual UN Headquarters events, as appropriate.
•Supporting the stakeholder programme in preparatory efforts to the UN Ocean Conference, the UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference among others.
•Supporting staff with outreach engagement, including on communications and social media.
•Providing support to staff with website content updates. Post documents and meetings on Division’s website in CMS and assist in moving data from CMS to new Drupal website.
•Other ad hoc related activities to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 


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