Recently, we received news from some friends in great places *cough* United Nations *cough*, we’ve been specifically asked to share this with our study abroad alumni network. Hopefully you’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this since the deadline is right around the corner!
Who: United Nations
Location: Rome, Italy.
When: Beginning May 2015 (Subject to change).
Internship: Paid (and awesome).
Focus: Food and Agriculture
Resumes and CVs of interested candidates must be sent to: Marco Colangeli, Programme Advisor – Capacity Development and Sustainability (Marco.Colangeli@fao.org) by TUESDAY 17 MARCH 2015 at 5.00 pm CET.
We are seeking highly qualified candidates for this internship, as this is intended in view of the aforementioned consultancy. Eligible candidates should meet all the following requirements:
- Born after 1985 (the internship candidates according to FAO’s rule cannot be older than 30 years old);
- Excellent spoken and written skills in both English and Spanish (bi-lingual);
- Master degree in Agriculture, Energy, Natural Resource Management, Development Studies, Environmental Economics, or closely related fields;
- Strong and active interest towards sustainability and sustainable development;
- At least 2 years of relevant work experience in fields related to Agriculture, Energy, Natural Resource (and others above), preferably at international level; 3-year PhD experience in closely related fields will be considered as a substitute;
- Demonstrated research and analytical skills;
- Strong writing and communication skills;
- Knowledge of the agricultural and/or energy sectors and of environmental, social and/or economic sustainability issues, particularly in the field of monitoring and evaluation;
- Ability to meet deadlines and respond to directions of supervisor(s);
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with multiple stakeholders, experts and people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
- Excellent knowledge of Windows environment and Microsoft Office suite.
These are hoped to provide a better understanding of the Global Bioenergy Partnership which is the initiative that created the main tools that will be used during the internship and the possible consultancy and some examples of previous similar projects in Colombia and Indonesia.