Internship/2021/IPCC 1

The Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is looking for three interns.

Geneva, Switzerland

28 May 2021

14 June 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

Internship 12 months

Under the supervision of the Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the intern will perform the following duties:

1. Administration
Taking notes/minutes
Assist with travel of delegates and authors
On-screen editing (if possible)

2. Meeting Preparation and Planning
Assist in the preparation for and support during the meetings and IPCC Sessions. Be part of the Helpdesk, during the Approval Sessions.
Help with the Registration of delegates.

3. Website and Communications
Assist Communications and Media, with social media based on the plan prepared by the Communication Team.
Assist the Communication and Media Officer in preparing outreach events.
Help update contact database to update author information (from current and past reports) and bios.
Update the website from the archives.


Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Management, Information Management or related field.

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience. Any experience related to operational management and managing online events will be asset. Previous experience working with websites using a Content Management System (CMS) would be an advantage.

Other requirements
Able to work independently and with minimum supervision in a team environment. Excellent knowledge of written and oral communication. Good knowledge and experience with social media, websites and O365 product suite.

Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of other WMO working languages is desirable.
(Note: The official languages of the Organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)

In accordance with the rules of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO):

  • If an intern is internationally recruited and will travel to and work in Geneva, Switzerland the monthly stipend will be CHF 1,500.
  • If an intern is internationally recruited and will work remotely from another country, the monthly stipend will be CHF 300.
  • If an intern is locally recruited in Geneva, Switzerland the monthly stipend will be CHF 750.

Health insurance will be covered as per WMO rules and regulations.  

Additional Information:
Only applicants in whom WMO has a further interest will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit a written assessment and/or an interview.

WMO is committed to achieving diversity and a balanced workforce. Applications are welcome from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities.

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