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Internship in UNESCO's Section on Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters (UNESCO)

Job Purpose

Support the work of UNESCO’s Section on Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction in the field of geo-hazard risk reduction. Contribute to the development, implementation and administration of the Section’s projects and programmes. Engage in policy and technical dialogue with related sectors in UNESCO and other organizations to build synergies and partnerships on disaster risk reduction initiatives.


  • Contribute substantively to policy analysis and data collection/analysis within the framework of the Section’s projects on geo-hazard risk reduction.

  • Assist in drafting project proposals, project reports, brochures and training materials for the activities implemented by the Section as required.

  • Contribute to the preparation of inputs for meetings and workshops.

  • Support the identification of new opportunities for UNESCO projects in the field of geo-hazards risk reduction.

  • Promote partnerships with relevant stakeholders, including Member States and other UN organizations, to facilitate knowledge sharing and networking in the field of geo-hazard risk reduction.

  • Provide support to colleagues in the Section to ensure proper delivery of outputs.

  • Get acquainted with the work of UNESCO and perform other related duties as required.


  • Being currently enrolled or having recently completed a Master's Degree or equivalent in disaster risk management, natural sciences, geography, architecture, civil/environmental engineering or other related fields.
  • Previous work experience in the field of disaster risk reduction will be an asset.
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other working language of UNESCO’s headquarters (French) is desirable. Knowledge of Spanish will be an advantage.


Up to six months, starting date: to be agreed upon (as soon as possible).

Working Section

The Section on Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction (SC/EES/EGR), Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO.


Kindly note that internships at UNESCO are unpaid.

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  • Additional location info Paris
  • Closing Date 31 Aug 2016

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