For the past four decades, UNU has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, conflict prevention, development, and welfare. With more than 400 researchers in 13 countries, UNU’s work spans the full breadth of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, generating policy-relevant knowledge to effect positive global change. UNU maintains more than 200 collaborations with UN agencies and leading universities and research institutions across the globe. For more information, please visit http://unu.edu.
The mission of UNU-FLORES is to contribute, through research, capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge, to the resolution of pressing challenges in the area of sustainable use and integrated management of environmental resources (water, soil and waste), particularly in developing and transitional countries. It aims to serve within the UN as the think-tank on resources management and be internationally recognised as major hub and intellectual focal point promoting integrated management strategies addressing in particular the needs of developing and emerging countries. The institute is located in Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany. For more information please visit http://flores.unu.edu.
Biodiversity is degrading at an alarming rate. Business models rely on biodiversity and ecosystem services yet, business practices can negatively impact biodiversity. The aim of this project is to conduct a literature review and explore how business can integrate biodiversity and provide solutions to better protect biodiversity as well prevent further degradation.
Under the overall authority of the Director of UNU-FLORES and under the direct supervision of the Partnerships & Liaison Officer the intern will carry out the following tasks:
Interns are also welcome to take part in seminars, brunches, workshops, conferences, and other events organised by UNU-FLORES while completing the internship.
Required qualifications and experience include:
Please note that interns are not financially remunerated. Selected candidates have the responsibility of arranging their own travel, accommodation, and cost of living.
UNU-FLORES accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. Interns will be requested to show proof of insurance when commencing the internship.
The purpose of the internship is not to lead to further employment with UNU-FLORES but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
UNU is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities to apply and become part of the organisation.
UNU has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNU, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
The successful candidate shall be based at UNU-FLORES in Dresden, Germany on a full-time basis (40h per week) for a period of 3-6 months. Part-time applications will be considered under exceptional conditions.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must include the following documents in English:
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and unsuccessful applications will be notified. If you have any questions concerning the application procedure, please contact us at email@example.com
By email : firstname.lastname@example.org