Title: External Relations Intern
Post Level: Intern
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
Anticipated Start date: As soon as possible.

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat is looking for an  External Relations Intern to join their team in Geneva based at the World Meteorological Organization offices. Reporting to the Head of External Relations, the intern will primarily be responsible for helping with GEO member engagement,  including support of key GEO events and partnership activities.

Duties will include:

Liaising with GEO member contact points;
Sourcing, researching and writing original content on Earth observation activities and the impact of open data on various development topics;
Supporting relationships with GEO participating organisations and associates;
Drafting resource mobilization and partnership materials; and
Carrying out other tasks as requested.

Qualifications:
University level studies in the following fields:
International Relations, Business and Economics, Communications and/or related fields.  Additional qualifications in related  subjects, such as Earth Sciences, Geography, etc. are a bonus.

Education:
University level studies in the following fields:
International Relations, Business and Economics, Communications and/or related fields.  Additional qualifications in related  subjects, such as Earth Sciences, Geography, etc. are a bonus.

Experience:
Experience working in international settings with high-level representatives.
Knowledge and understanding of international capacity development.
Knowledge and experience with international policy including the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Climate  Agreement.
Good knowledge of communications channels and  approaches.  

Other requirements:
Good ability to work as part of a small dynamic team.

Languages:
Excellent English language skills. Another official UN language would be considered an asset.

Learning component of the internship:
International engagement with the Earth observations community, for example in areas relating to agriculture, biodiversity, climate change and disaster risk reduction.
Gain ability to research and understand scientific content and write for non-technical audiences.
Learn about international policy frameworks in the context of Earth observations

How to apply:
Applications (in English) should include a cover letter and CV and be sent by email to secretariat@geosec.org.