Local recruitment: Fellow (Climate in Foreign Policy Project)

United Nations Foundation

Washington, DC, US

Position Overview

The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women’s empowerment, poverty eradication, and U.S.-UN relations.

The Climate in Foreign Policy Project (CFPP) is housed within the UN Foundation’s Climate and Environment Department. This workstream aims to integrate climate change into the broader discussion of foreign policy, including by educating foreign policy professionals on the climate-foreign policy nexus.

The graduate fellow for this team will perform research on climate and foreign policy, track Congressional hearings and legislation, and monitor virtual hearings and events on behalf of the CFPP team.

This is a paid & entirely virtual fellowship.

Essential Functions

  • Support staff by conducting research and analysis on climate and foreign policy issues and relevant UN matters.
  • Maintain a tracking system for relevant Congressional hearings and legislative developments. Provide updates to the team.   
  • Assist with managing program data, including contacts, materials, records, etc.
  • Provide administrative and virtual event management support as needed.
  • Represent CFPP on foreign policy and climate-related virtual events or calls and take timely and concise notes.
  • Additional support tasks as needed.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree program or have graduated within the past year from a graduate degree program.
  • Strong research skills and ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated interest in foreign policy and how it intersects with climate-related issues.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills.
  • Be responsible, flexible and hard‐working.
  • Fun, friendly and collaborative.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must be able to work remotely for the duration of the position.
  • Must have laptop computer and access to the internet.
  • Must be available to work 29 hours per week over a 10-week period.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.

The United Nations Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. The United Nations Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.




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