Archive for May, 2013
This could be an excellent opportunity for some of you!
We are please to share with our networks a call for submission of applications for IUCN-funded internship opportunities to be awarded to and taken up by successfully selected candidates at the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol (UNFCCC secretariat) in the city of Bonn, Germany.
This call for submissions is restricted to prospective applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree and are enrolled and studying towards their Master degree (or equivalent of) at a recognized university or equivalent institution. Importantly, at the time of application – and during the entire period of the internship – all applicants must be full-time students pursuing their Master degree (or equivalent of). Such studies should be in a field related to UNFCCC secretariat’s work on climate change adaptation and mitigation, and on gender. Only applicants from countries considered most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, i.e. Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will be considered. Female applicants, in particular, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The objective of this internship is to provide opportunities to a small number of students with practical, substantive experience on climate change mitigation and adaption and other related work and projects at the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn, including gender mainstreaming in these areas. All interns will be expected to conduct analysis on gender mainstreaming in both adaptation and mitigation and on activities relating to mandates of the UNFCCC secretariat. These internships will be for a maximum duration of 3 months.
IUCN shall provide a once-off lump sum of USD 5,000 to each intern to defray living- and travel expenses associated with their internship. IUCN will not be responsible for any other expenses the selected interns may need to incur.
In order to apply for this IUCN-funded internship, all applicants must fulfill the following criteria :
- Nationality: all applicants must be citizens and current resident of one of the countries listed (http://www.unohrlls.org/en/
ldc/25/) at the time of application.
- Educational Status: all applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree and must be enrolled in a university programme, and working towards a fulltime Master degree (or equivalent of). Applicants pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and postgraduate stages should have completed at least four years of study and be a student at the time of application and during the period of internship.
- Languages: Applicants should be able to work in English (oral and written).
On the basis of the above minimum eligible criteria, IUCN will compile an initial list of eligible candidates that will be forwarded along with the relevant application documents to the UNFCCC secretariat for its review and further processing in accordance with UNFCCC rules and regulations. UNFCCC secretariat conditions governing internships can be accessed on its webpage through this link:http://unfccc.int/
Applications from prospective interns may be forwarded by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A recent detailed Curriculum Vitae;
- A clearly set-out explanatory paper indicating the reason for requesting an internship and intended goals to be achieved if selected (+-1,000 words).
- Confirmation of availability (month)
EDEN center Profile
The EDEN (Environmental center for Development Education and Networking) center is one of the most active organizations in Albania.
Mission: EDEN center is a nongovernmental, not politically oriented, not for profit organization aiming to contribute in a sustainable development and healthy environment through informing, educating and offering services in partnership with the interested actors.
Vision: EDEN believes that a sustainable development and a healthy environment is possible.
The organization is established in March 2004 drawing on the expert assistance received from Milieukontakt Oost Europa and has within its structure: