The Environmental Justice Foundation - EJF - has opportunities for people looking to acquire new skills or utilise their experience by volunteering. Do the right thing and apply now, participate to protect human rights and have environmental security

 

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Organization: The Environmental Justice Foundation - EJF - is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in 2001 by Steve Trent and Juliette Williams that promotes the non-violent resolution of human rights abuses and related environmental issues in the Global South. It describes itself as "a UK-based non-profit organisation working internationally to protect the environment and human rights." EJF's core tenet, as set out in its Mission Statement asserts that the injustices suffered by people living in poor and disenfranchised communities are often closely related to the destruction, over-exploitation and other abuses of the local natural environment these people depend on. Much of the Environmental Justice Foundation's work involves training and equipping affected environmental justice communities in producer countries to investigate, record and expose abuses and then campaign effectively for an equitable resolution to the issues. Emphasis is placed on the power of film, both to record irrefutable evidence of environmental injustice and to create strong campaigning messages

 

Duty Station:  London, United Kingdom

 

Open To: everybody willing to help for a safe environment and sustain human rights

 

Timeframe: not mentioned

 

Deadline: open

 

Job description: the volunteers working with the Environmental Justice Foundation will work alongside a dedicated, ambitious team who will guide them and support them in their tasks. The EJF works on several campaigning areas:

- oceans

- illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

- pesticide use

- cotton production

- shrimp farming

- climate refugees

 

Qualifications: to become a volunteer with the EJF all that is needed is to be:

- ambitious

- dedicated

- dynamic

 

Wage:  EJF  offers travel and lunch expenses

 

Application process: to enquire about opportunities for volunteering with EJF send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Useful links:

EJF’s Jobs page

About EJF

Contacts' page

 

Contact information: all contacts can be found following this link

 

edited by  Ludovica Mango

 

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UNEP give interns the possibility to support the Regional Coordinating Unit in Toyama and Busan offices with various relevant activities.

 

For more opportunities go to International Organizations

 

Organization: The United Nations Environment Programme is an agency of United Nations and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. It was founded by Maurice Strong, its first director, as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference) in June 1972 and has overall responsibility for environmental problems among United Nations agencies but international talks on specialized issues, such as addressing climate change or combating desertification, are overseen by other UN organizations, like the Bonn-based Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. UN Environment activities cover a wide range of issues regarding the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, environmental governance and green economy. It has played a significant role in developing international environmental conventions, promoting environmental science and information and illustrating the way those can be implemented in conjunction with policy, working on the development and implementation of policy with national governments, regional institutions in conjunction with environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs). UN Environment has also been active in funding and implementing environment related development projects.

 

Duty Station: TOYAMA; BUSAN

 

Open To: All candidates that meet the requirements

 

Timeframe: not specified

 

Deadline: November 2018

 

Job description: Two internship positions (for Toyama and Busan offices, respectively) will support Regional Coordinating Unit in the implementation of the NOWPAP Programme of Work. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background as well as the agreed internship period.

Under the direct supervision of the NOWPAP Senior Coordinator (for Toyama office) or Programme Officer (for Busan office), the Environmental Affairs and Communication Intern will:

 

-Assist Senior Coordinator (Programme Officer) and other programme staff with outreach to Japanese and Korean governments, including local governments and various UN Environment stakeholders in the region

-Assist with the organization of meetings/events, including logistics, preparing invitation letters, visa arrangements, etc.

-Undertake research, monitor relevant scientific and policy developments;

-Support communication materials, including website and social media development, designing posters/newsletters, drafting news articles/quarterly newsletters, editing pictures, etc.

-Assist in drafting meeting reports on the progress of activities when requested;

-Attend, report back, and draft summaries/ minutes of attended meetings and conferences

-Assist with general office management

-Assist with any other duties that will further the goals and mission of the NOWPAP when requested.

 

Qualifications: The intern should meet the following requirements:

- Speaks and writes clearly and effectively

- Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately

-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication

- Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience

-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals

-Places team agenda before personal agenda

-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position

-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

-Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view

-Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect

-Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions

-Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems

-Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects

-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client

-Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher)

-Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent)

-Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation

-Be computer literate in standard software applications.

-Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter

-Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views

-Academic background in Environmental Studies, International Relations or International development, Communication or Journalism is required.

 

 

Wage/Fees: not specified

 

Application process: It is possible to send applications here

 

Useful links:

UNEP Homepage

Link to the offer

 

Contact information:

UNEP contacts

 

 

edited by  Chiara Dello Russo

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Assembly of European Regions  is looking for an intern to work at its Strasbourg office

 

For more similar opportunities visit our section Europe

 

Organization: The Assembly of European Regions was established in 1985, with the aim of enhancing the voice and the position of Europe’s regions. It has achieved great success over this period, with many European countries implementing regional reforms and with a significant improvement in the role of the regions in European decision-making. The Assembly of European Regions (AER) is the largest independent network of regions in wider Europe. Bringing together more than 150 regions from 35 countries and 16 interregional organisations, AER is the political voice of its members and a forum for interregional co-operation. The AER is governed by the following structures: the General Assembly consisting of political representatives of the AER member regions, the Bureau and the Presidium.

 

Duty station: Strasbourg

 

Deadline: not specified

 

Timeframe: 3 months minimum, preferably 6 months

 

Description: The selected candidate will have to deal with some daily organisational work required in the office of the AER Secretary General but also with public policy work.

The main tasks asked will be:

– administrative work (20%)

– background research on policy matters (30%)

– translation and drafting of briefings, news articles (30%)

– help in the liaison with members (20%)

 

Requirements: Candidates should have a general understanding of European policies, an interest in political matters and a strong capacity in organisation with the aptitude to work in a multinational team.

Good IT skills are needed: our team is spread in different locations and we use cloud based applications for most of our work. You will need to be able to very quickly master the different tools.

The AER working language is English. A proficient, ideally mother tongue level of English is required.

 

Wage: The internship is remunerated according to the legal requirements but the student meets his/her travel and living costs.

 

Application process: The job in such an office is wide and quite different everyday, further information to potential interns will be given in a recruiting interview. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

If you are interested, please send CV and a cover letter in English to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Additional info: For all internships within AER, a contract must be signed by AER and the student’s home University/School/Institute. Please note that this is compulsory.

 

Useful links:

The Assembly of European Regions (AER)

Vacancy

 

Edited by Anja Herbez

 

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