UNFCCC’s Action for Climate Empowerment Internship Programme 2019

The UNFCCC internship programme provides opportunities for postgraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds to foster learning and development through practical work assignments. Selected candidates gain insight into the work of UNFCCC through support and assistance by the respective supervisor(s) in various areas related to climate change.

Eligibility Requirements:
Education requirement

Applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree and be currently enrolled in a Master degree programme.
Applicants pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate stages should have completed at least four years of study and be enrolled as a student at the time of application and during the internship.

Field of study

At the time of application and during the entire period of internship applicants should be enrolled in a recognized university for a Master degree programme in a field related to the work of UNFCCC secretariat. The following branches of study are eligible:

Environmental Sciences
Event Management

IT / Computer Science
Human Resources and/or Public Administration
International Law

International Relations
Natural Sciences
Political Science

Language skills

Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills in English.


Internship assignments at UNFCCC can be minimum of two months and a maximum of six months.


Interns are not financially remunerated by the UNFCCC secretariat. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern or his/her sponsoring institution.
The UNFCCC secretariat accepts no responsibility for medical insurance for the intern or for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness during the internship period. Applicants are required to provide evidence of adequate medical insurance coverage.
The UNFCCC secretariat is not responsible for any claims by an intern or third party in the case of loss or damage to property, or death or personal injury as a result of actions or omissions on the part of the intern during the internship period

Application Deadline: December 16th 2018

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