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Internship opportunity - Global Programme on Nature for Development, UNDP

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Internship opportunity - Global Programme on Nature for Development, UNDP

The Global Programme on Nature for Development is opening a position for a 6-month internship, based in New York, USA.

The Programme brings together three different initiatives -- the New York Declaration on Forests Global Platform, the Equator Initiative, and the National Biodiversity Initiative under one program in order to identify, foster, showcase and celebrate nature-based solutions that help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at local, national, and international levels. The work of the Global Programme on Nature for Development contributes to UNDP's Strategic Plan 2018-2021 by charting sustainable development pathways through the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystems; and by promoting inclusive and effective democratic governance in the area of natural resources.

Applications must be submitted before 19 Dec. 2019. Learn more at

The successful candidate will support activities across the Global Programme. Duties include:

  • As identified by the Project Manager(s), support areas of work of the Global Programme on Nature for Development through general support, content creation, administrative support, outreach, and communications.
  • Support the Equator Prize 2020, in particular the outreach, nomination and selection processes.
  • Support key events with stakeholders and endorsers of the NYDF
  • Support outreach efforts through newsletters, social media, and direct mailing in several languages.
  • Liaise with community based initiatives, governments, research institutes, and the private sector as needed;
  • Support literature reviews, desktop reviews, compilation of information, and gathering of data on topics pertinent to the Project, such as, but not limited to biodiversity and ecosystems in national, local, and international contexts, sustainable development, forest management, local community and indigenous peoples; social entrepreneurship and impact investing; involvement in global policy processes.
  • Support organization of workshops and events, both online and in-person, assisting with preparations for workshop participants, and liaising with event partners and panelists.
  • Support the Equator Prize selection process by conducting research, performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of nominations (where required), and liaising with referees;
  • Support media and communications efforts, in particular around the Equator Prize 2020, such as drafting of press releases, talking points, articles for magazines and journals, social media materials and photo stories.
  • Support knowledge management efforts and gathering and dissemination of best practices, including data analysis.
  • Write reports and summaries for websites, support development of publications both on content and administrative aspects, including review of photo assets.
  • Administrative duties, translations, and database entry as identified to ensure the smooth operation of the office.
  • Other duties as necessary