Apply Now : x2 UNFCCC Internships at the Gender Climate Change, Communications and Engagement division



Application deadline: 5 February 2024

UNFCCC Intern climate change


UN Climate Change supports all aspects of the intergovernmental process to address climate change,
including the implementation of the Paris Agreement and all global climate action including substantive
and organizational support to meetings of the Parties. The gender team supports Parties with respect to the implementation of the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement,1 and provides advice to secretariat management and staff on organisation issues related to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

At its twenty-fifth session the Conference of the Parties (COP) adopted the enhanced Lima work
programme on gender (LWPG) and its gender action plan (GAP). More information on the LWPG and

Objective of the Gender Climate Change internship and responsibilities
Gender Climate Change Interns will work closely with the Programme Officer in the gender team to undertake tasks in connection with the ongoing activities and projects of the team. This often includes research as well as the writing of articles, background papers on different topics and collecting and analysing data related to gender and climate change at the national level. In determining the intern’s assignments due consideration is given to the nature of the projects currently being undertaken in the

Assignments may include specific tasks in one or more of the following areas:

  • Procedural or substantive issues relating to the implementation of the enhanced Lima work
    programme on gender and its gender action plan;
  • Research and drafting background papers and tracking the integration of gender considerations
    in national climate policies, plans and actions;
  • Research and preparation of official reports and technical papers, collecting, analysing and
    presenting data and other related information gathered from various sources as required;
  • Tracking and reporting on how work under the Convention and within the secretariat contributes
    to achieving the SDGs on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls;
  • Capacity-building and training for the chairs and members of UNFCCC constituted bodies, as
    requested, and technical teams in the secretariat on how to integrate gender considerations into
    their respective areas of work;
  • Awareness raising and advocacy efforts, including writing articles for internal and external
    publication and organizing events to observe relevant international days; Including decisions of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP), the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA).
  • Content for communication and outreach activities on gender and climate change, including
    regular updates for the UNFCCC Gender and Climate Change webpages, social media updates and
    compiling relevant information for regular Newsroom articles.
  • Gender Climate Change Intern Minimum requirements
  • Candidates must be enrolled in a Graduate or Master’s programme at a recognized university in
    fields such as gender studies, human rights, law, international relations, social sciences, public
    policy or related disciplines at the time of application and for the duration of the internship;
  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment
    issues, particularly in the context of climate change or sustainable development is highly
  • Candidates must be fluent in English (both oral and written) and hold strong writing and analytical
  • Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Office) and strong research skills are required.
  • Timeframe
    The Gender Climate Change internship is for a period of minimum four to maximum six months within the period between February to December 2024. The exact period of the internship will be determined based on the availability of the intern and the needs of the programme. The maximum duration of the internship is six months, subject to the intern’s continued university enrolment2 and performance.
  • Computer requirements
    For a remote internship, candidates will require a laptop or desktop PC (with Windows 10 or newer)
    or Mac (with the latest MacOS update), as well as a reliable, high-speed internet connection. An
    Office 365 license will be provided by the UNFCCC to enable the candidate to access official emails,
    SharePoint, OneDrive and other office applications, such as Word and Excel.
  • Further computer requirements:
  • An antivirus application which receives regular updates;
  • Browsers must be a newer version with regular updates enabled;
  • Regular Windows 10 updates should be enabled with Windows laptop or PC.
    In addition, a mobile phone will be required to enable Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
    through SMS or the Authenticator App.
  • Internship conditions
    UNFCCC secretariat internships are not remunerated and the selected intern will be responsible for
    all costs before, during and after the internship assignment. Interns of the UNFCCC secretariat are
    not considered to be staff members. The selected intern can either work remotely with their own
    computer/internet access, or in-person in Bonn on a full-time basis (40 hours per week).

Checkout the UNFCCC Internships below:

Intern »N/AGender Climate Change, Communications and Engagement division12 Jan – 05 Feb24/Intern03/CE-Gender Climate Change
Intern »N/AGender Communications, Communications and Engagement division12 Jan – 05 Feb24/Intern03/CE-Gender Communications


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