Tuesday, 6 June 2017
UNU-INWEH Internship Programme 2017 in Canada
Are you a recent graduate or enrolled in a graduate program? Are you interested in making a difference in environmental research and policy? Do you have a commitment towards addressing issues of international importance related to water, environment and health? If so, then the UNU-INWEH Internship Programme could be for you!
UNU-INWEH interns have come from Canada, France, India, Mali, Mexico, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the USA, and elsewhere. UNU-INWEH provides interns a chance to work in an international environment and experience first-hand the operations of the United Nations. In this volunteer program, interns interact with staff members and contribute towards UN water research and training projects conducted in developing countries.
can apply your scientific knowledge and research on potential tools for water security agenda.
can learn how ecosystem services, policy and socio-economy are related and how they depend on each other.
can experience the application of first-hand classroom theories in the real world.
engagement with the broader international community on a variety of water-focused policy, management, and conservation issues.
can work directly with high-level specialists on specific cases, touching on issues of water management in connection with the problems of desertification, population health, and climate change, among others, make the UNU-INWEH internship program in Hamilton, a perfect place for any student.
All applicants have to meet the following required qualifications and criteria:
Academic qualifications and fields of interest: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in an area relevant to UNU-INWEH’s field of work.
Languages: excellent spoken and written knowledge of English (certification is required, see below). Knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.
Computer Skills: ability to use office-related software (Microsoft Office) and hardware (PC environment).
Attitude: an awareness of the many facets of the multicultural world and a commitment to international public service are essential. Applicants are expected to adapt to an international and multicultural environment. They should demonstrate good communication skills and show initiative and flexibility.
Insurance: all applications must provide proof of insurance coverage for the entire period of their internship.
Applicants should apply to the UNU-INWEH Internship Programme only if they fulfill the minimum criteria and qualifications.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.
Interns are recruited through a competitive application process through (1) specific vacancy announcements (listed on our vacancies page) or (2) unsolicited applications (open). Both require a 3-month (minimum) to 6-month (maximum)full-time commitment.
To apply to the UNU-INWEH Internship Programme, complete the following steps:
Ensure you satisfy the Eligibility Criteria.
Fill out all five of the required application documents.
Email or fax your application to the UNU-INWEH Internship Coordinator.
Only complete applications (i.e., containing all five required documents) will be considered.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Your internship application will be considered valid for 12 months from the submission date.
If applicants do not receive a response within 12 months of submission, the application has not been retained.