UNECE - Internship in international environmental law

The secretariat to the Aarhus Convention at the United Nations office at Geneva offers four three month internships to graduate or post-graduate students in law for the follow periods each year: January - March; April - June; July - September; October - December.

During the internship, interns have the opportunity to apply their legal skills in the UN context, working closely with officers in the secretariat and gaining hands-on experience in many aspects of servicing a high profile international environmental treaty. A notable component of the internship is the opportunity to support the work of the Aarhus Convention's innovative Compliance Committee, an international committee that hears cases brought by members of the public and governments seeking to ensure the Convention's rights are upheld.

Poster announcing the call

Interested candidates should:

  • be presently undertaking, or have recently completed, a law degree, preferably including international and/or environmental law;
  • be fluent in written and spoken English. Fluency in Russian and/or French is desirable.
The secretariat accepts internship applications on a continuing basis for each of the four three month periods.

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