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We currently have 1 open position in the New York office and 2 open positions in the Paris office.

You must be available locally in New York / Paris to be considered for the position.

Digital Communications Associate, New York
National and Regional Networks Internship, Paris
National and Regional SDG Index Internship, Paris


Digital Communications Associate, New York

Duration: Part time communications support position – 3-month appointment with potential for extension

Position Description:

The Online Engagement intern will work closely with SDSN’s Associate Director in liaising and supporting SDSN Youth, a global virtual network. Additionally, the intern will assist with SDSN’s social media, communications, events and administrative tasks as needed.

Estimated weekly breakdown:

5 Hours- SDSN Youth support

5 Hours- Communications support

5 Hours- SDSN Social Media

5 Hours- Events support

This internship is a part-time position with possibility of extension pending funding and performance. The intern will play a critical role in a small management team and gain valuable experience within an international expert advisory network. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who recognizes the power of media in mainstreaming sustainable development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with SDSN-Y Global Coordinator and Executive Committee members, field inquiries and review proposals from members
  • Liaise with UN youth efforts and agencies; attend relevant workshops and meetings
  • Assist with recruitment, membership management, communications, and general operations; support in organizing local event and workshops
  • Assist with Identifying appropriate partnership with New York based organizations through projects and programming; update partnerships database
  • Social media: assist SDSN administer to monitor SDSN and post-2015 news, post and curate social channels and livetweet at SDSN events.
  • Outreach: support for project/event specific campaigns, targeted partner outreach
  • Administrative and events support as needed

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has experience working in sustainable development, youth engagement and/or communications. The candidate must have exceptional writing, drafting, and oral communication skills. The candidate should be able to manage multiple projects and assignments at the same time, flexible in responding to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment, and work as part of a team as well as independently.

Skills required:

  • Familiarity with WordPress (with HTML literacy), Google Analytics, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, MailChimp
  • Quick to assess and adopt new online tools, attention to detail, eye for innovative ways to share SDSN’s work
  • Experience in framing of academic or scientific writing for public, non-technical audiences
  • Interested in media, journalism, user experience and/or digital trends
  • Experience with design (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) and video editing (iMovie, Premiere Pro) tools a plus
  • Experience with youth organizing and/or the UN system a plus

Application:

Submit a cover letter and resume to info@unsdsn.org  with subject line “Comms Associate Applicant_[Your Name]”.


National and Regional Networks Internship, Paris

Duration: 5 months

The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (www.unsdsn.org) was launched by former Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in August 2012. The network is led by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs and is building a global network of universities, research centers, civil society organizations and other knowledge centers in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. National and Regional SDSNs have been established to accelerate practical problem-solving for sustainable development at local, national, and regional levels.

Scope of work:

The SDSN is seeking a dynamic, hands-on and creative intern to assist the national and regional SDSN networks team in the design and execution of an intra and inter-networks communication strategy. This entails tasks along the broad spectrum of communications, membership drive, event organization, and network management.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Assist in communicating the work of leading universities for operationalizing the SDGs locally
  • Help build the visibility of SDSN Networks through social and traditional media
  • Draft and edit news posts, press releases and mass emails
  • Research opportunities to connect the networks with new partners
  • Support the organization of National and Regional events on the SDGs

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is pursuing an advanced degree in sustainable development, economics, environment, communications or a related discipline.

Only those students currently enrolled in a certified university program or those that can obtain a “convention de stage” from their university, with the right to hold an internship in the European Union, are eligible.

The candidate should be able to manage multiple tasks, be well-organized, and work well both as part of an international team and independently. Excellent command of English (oral and written) is required. Proficiency in other foreign languages is an asset.

Timeline & compensation:

The intern will be based in Paris and is expected to work either full time or two days per week starting in late January 2017, for a duration of 5 months. The intern will be compensated.

Application process:

Please submit a CV and cover letter to dorothea.strueber@unsdsn.org by January 25, 2017 with “Networks Internship Paris” in the subject line. Late applications will not be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


National and Regional SDG Index Internship, Paris

Duration: 5 months

The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (www.unsdsn.org) was launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in August 2012. The network is led by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs and is building a global network of universities, research centers, civil society organizations and other knowledge centers in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. National and Regional SDSNs have been established to accelerate practical problem-solving for sustainable development at local, national, and regional levels.

Scope of work:

The SDSN is seeking an intern to assist the national and regional SDSN networks team to develop the SDG Index and Dashboards (SDGI – www.sdgindex.org) as a tool to stimulate and organize national-level dialogues around SDG prioritization and implementation. The intern will provide support on technical aspects of the SDGI, focusing on nationally/regionally-specific indicators. In addition, they will help develop communication materials to translate the results of the SDGI into national/regional contexts. The intern will also support resulting network initiatives (index-inspired projects and events).

Principal responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support in the development of region-specific SDG dashboards, including indicator research, data collection and preparation, and Stata code
  • Help the SDSN Secretariat and network managers develop communication materials to present the results of the SDGI at the national/regional level.
  • Support outreach to SDSN networks around the SDGI.
  • Support the organization of events using the SDGI to mobilize stakeholders around the SDGs at the national or regional level.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is pursuing an advanced degree in sustainable development, economics, statistics, environment or a related discipline. The candidate must be enrolled in a certified degree program (or be able to obtain a “Convention de stage” from their university, and have the right to hold an internship in the European Union.

The candidate should be able to manage multiple tasks, be well-organized, and work well both as part of an international team and independently. Excellent command of English (oral and written) is required. Experience working with large datasets in Excel and Stata (or similar software) is an asset, as is proficiency in French and/or Spanish.

Timeline & compensation:

The intern will be based in Paris and will report to David Durand-Delacre (Associate). The intern is expected to work either full time or two days per week starting in late January 2016, for a duration of 5 months. The intern will be compensated.

Application process:

Please submit a CV and cover letter to david.durand-delacre@unsdsn.org by January 25, 2017 with “Internship Paris” in the subject line. Late applications will not be considered and only short- listed candidates will be contacted.