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Internship - Natural Sciences - Disaster Risk Reduction Unit

Paris, France
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters

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Overview of the functions of the post

Support the work of UNESCO’s Disaster Risk Reduction Unit and contribute to the development, implementation, and administration of the Unit’s initiatives and projects. 

The intern will acquire experience on how UNESCO makes decisions and implements projects internally and externally by supporting programme specialists both on logistics and substance of projects.
At the same time, the intern will broaden his/her knowledge of DRR and other domains in which UNESCO is engaged by interacting with programme specialists.


  • Provide support to the Unit on its activities related to early warning systems and science, technology, and innovation (STI).
  • Contribute to policy analysis and data collection/analysis within the framework of the Unit’s projects.
  • Assist in drafting project proposals, project reports, brochures, and training materials for the activities implemented by the Unit, as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Unit’s meetings, workshops, conferences, and other events.
  • Get acquainted with the work of UNESCO and perform other related duties as required.

Required qualifications


  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a master’s program or have recently obtained a master’s degree or equivalent in disaster risk management, environmental science, natural sciences, geography, architecture, civil/environmental engineering, or other related fields.

Work Experience

  • Previous work experience in the field of disaster risk reduction will be an asset.


  • Very good writing skills.
  • Basic understanding of environmental policies is an asset.


  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. 
  • French is an asset.

How to apply

To apply, please send your application that consists of up-to-date curriculum vitae and letter of motivation. Please send the application to by 10 February 2024 (midnight, Paris time)

Please note that only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

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