About the UNU-IAS Internship Programme
The UNU-IAS Internship Programme aims to provide young scholars with an opportunity to learn more about the work of UNU-IAS and UNU, as well as gain hands-on experience at a think tank within the UN system. The internship programme also encourages young scholars to advance their own studies related to sustainability by contributing to the institute’s policy-relevant research projects.
The successful candidate will be expected to assist research activities of UNU-IAS OUIK including policy and case analysis for local biodiversity conservation and sustainability, development of participatory biodiversity monitoring system and environmental education through the joint implementation of GIAHS, MAB and other international designation systems with local and international partners. For more details of OUIK activities, please refer to the OUIK website.
OUIK also focuses on capacity building of practitioners and students by promoting mutual learning between local communities in Ishikawa Prefecture and their counterparts in developing countries. The intern can contribute to these activities.
Due to the nature of OUIK’s research activities involving local stakeholders in Japan, the candidate preferably has acquired at least a basic level of Japanese language ability.
Duration and Expenses
The intern is expected to work 5 days a week on a full-time basis (9:30–17:30), and the duration is from 3 months up to 6 months.
Please note that this is an unpaid internship; UNU cannot provide financial assistance and cannot assist with travel/accommodation or visa arrangements (for non-Japanese nationals).
To apply, please complete and submit the online application form located on the RELATED FILES tab. Application materials should be emailed to the Internship Programme Coordinator at email@example.com. Please be sure to attach:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.