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Internship-United Nations in Kenya

Internship-United Nations in Kenya

Deadline 03 July 2020

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. The UN General Assembly mandates it to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.


  • Assist in planning and implementing climate change adaptation and mitigation projects, in particular supporting the Flagship program [RISE UP]: Resilient Settlement for the Urban Poor; Promoting Low-Emission Development Strategies, and the Cities and Climate Change Initiative.
  • Also, research on contemporary topics related to cities, climate change, and sustainable urbanization, with a view to support the production of normative publications and review UN-Habitat outputs with a view to extract and capture relevant knowledge and experiences.
  • Similarly, support the planning, preparation, and delivery of outreach and other public events, assist in communications and social media presence.
  • Additionally, support the drafting of material and stories for the team.
  • Also, support tasks relevant to the candidate and the Team, as jointly determined.


-Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

a. Be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);

c. Likewise, the incumbent should have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, Masters, Ph.D., or equivalent.

-Be computer literate in standard software applications.

-Also, have demonstrated a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;

-Furthermore, he/she should have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs.

- applicants should have fluency in English, and knowledge of Spanish and French is desirable.

Preferred Area Of Study

  • Urban Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Science, or similar relevant topic (M.Sc or Ph.D. candidate preferable).

Work Experience

Applicants should not have professional work experience for participation in the Programme. Are you a student in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have you completed a Bachelor’s degree, Masters, Ph.D. or equivalent?


Yor application for this internship must include:
1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) and Cover Note, through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
2. Proof of enrollment from current University (if not graduated).
3. A copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).

For more information and how to apply, please visit the official page



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