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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level.

Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

The Latin America and the Caribbean Office located in Panama City works closely with the 33 countries of the region - including 16 small island developing States, with a population of about 650 million people.

The office works to serve the needs of the region and its activities are integrated into the work programs approved by the United Nations Environment Assembly of UN Environment (UNEA).

The establishment of a UNEP Office in April 2004 in Brasilia is part of a decentralization strategy aimed at responding more effectively to environmental priorities at national and sub-national levels... and to assist in building capacities to address emerging issues, new development challenges and to contribute to combat poverty.

To enhance its outreach and convert actions into concrete results, UNEP Brazil works with a wide range of partners, including government institutions, non-governmental organizations, private and academic sectors as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies.

The overall objective of the Communication unit at the Brazil Country Office is to support UNEP's mission, strengthen the visibility of the organization and raise public awareness on environmental issues.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer, in the Brazil Country Office, the intern will support the translation from English to Portuguese and vice versa of key documents related to the work of UNEP in Brazil, including the translation of press releases and other communication products, documents related to UNEPs digital strategy, political analysis, and other clerical tasks.
One intern is sought for a six-month internship period. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the Brazil Office.

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.

Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.

The work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern.


Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background, the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.

Under the direct supervision of the of the Senior Programme Officer, of the Brazil Country Office, the intern will be supporting the following projects and initiatives:
• Translating from Portuguese to English documents for publication, used by the Representative or any UNEP Country Office Brazil staff member, training and other purposes.
• Revising texts in any of the two languages mentioned above developed by and for the Communication Unit or the Brazil Country Office.
• Performing other related duties as required, including editing, terminological work, creation of translation memories.
• Performing other clerical tasks as required.
• Supporting other activities of the Country Office as requested

• Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
• Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
• Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having twoway communication
• Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
• Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

• Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
• Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
• Places team agenda before personal agenda
• Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
• Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Client Orientation:
• Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view
• Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
• Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
• Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
• Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks
Panama City Panama


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