Internship/2021/IPCC 2

The Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is looking for an intern.

Geneva, Switzerland

4 June 2021

21 June 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

Internship 6 months


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

Undertake research and collect data and information needed to draft background papers and / or meeting documents as necessary.

Assist in developing content for the meeting documents, reports and presentations.

Provides and coordinates input to background papers and / or meeting documents.

Supports the organization of IPCC sessions (Plenary and bureau) including preparation of necessary meeting documents and reports.

Support the preparation of documentation and participate in the monthly IPCC Executive Committee meetings and Operations Action Team (OAT) meetings and provide input to and contribute to the finalization of the report of the meeting.

Prepare draft presentations of documents prepared by the secretariat.

Takes notes of the meetings and summarizes key points.

Undertake other duties as required.


A first level university degree in a field relevant to the environment, (environmental studies, environmental economics, environmental law, environmental assessments). Advanced university degree or equivalent of master’s degree is preferable.

Working experience with international organizations is preferable.

Other requirements
Proficiency in Windows, MS Office suite and skills in developing animated PowerPoint presentations, excel worksheets and databases.
Demonstrated writing skills in English.
Experience working in teams. Working with multi-cultural teams would be an advantage.
Good communication skills. Speaks and writes clearly and effectively in English.
Teamwork: should be able to work in collaboration with colleagues; solicits guidance where appropriate from his/her superior.
Creativity: not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches and seeks to consider new ideas and approaches to problem solving.
Technological awareness: actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.

Fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of another WMO official language is an asset.
(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:

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