UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Innovation & Sustainability Specialist, this internship is to support the Innovation & Sustainability team in implementing the climate change and environment and innovation agenda. Furthermore, the intern will support UNICEF’s efforts to make children and young people a focus of climate change strategies and to empower children and young people with knowledge and skills to participate in climate and environmental action.
The Purpose Of This Internship Includes:
Support the ongoing work on youth engagement in climate action and dialogue, both on- and offline, including collecting inputs and feedback, mapping stakeholders, key activities and interventions, and developing good practices and lessons learned reports to motivate other adolescents and youth to act for the climate and improve their advocacy capacity
Support in the establishment of relevant partnerships in support of the climate, environmental, disaster risk reduction and innovation agenda
Support the development of knowledge products on climate change, environment, disaster risk reduction, and innovation as required
Support with the review of climate and environment learning and educational materials, collecting comments and suggestions, providing recommendations for improvements and strengthening actions
Support with the review of relevant research and studies in support of the climate and innovation programmes
Support the ongoing efforts to engage youth and young entrepreneurs and startups in Malaysia that are actively innovating with purposeful intent for positive impact around issues affecting children, such as climate change and environmental degradation
Support the communication efforts in identifying key climate and environmental dates and developing key messages and communication materials, as well as building capacity of youth climate advocates
Other tasks that may arise related to the daily activities of the team
Currently enrolled in a graduate (Master’s) or undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree in the areas of Climate Science/Studies, Civil/Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Environmental Studies/Management, Economics, Public Policy, Sustainable Development or related field.
Demonstrable proof of excellent academic performance
Demonstrable excellence in verbal, written and interpersonal communication in English (including active listening and information synthesis and strong writing abilities)
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work within a multi-cultural team
Previous relevant work or volunteer experience is highly desired.
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