Internship at the Positive Impact Initiative

INTERN – UNEP Finance Initiative – Positive Impact Programme Support [Temporary]

The Positive Impact Initiative is looking for a temporary intern to support the further development of UNEP FI’s youngest initiative focused on financing the SDG gap.


-The Positive Impact internship is for 6 months
-The Internship is UNPAID and full-time
-The Internship takes place in Geneva


The intern will assist with implementing UNEP/FI’s work programme related to the Positive Impact Initiative.

Daily responsibilities may vary depending on the individual’s background as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

-Carry out research on financial institutions’ business analysis frameworks and positive impact indicators.
-Update members’ database and directory.
-Assist with the drafting, designing and editing of publications (reports, brochures, etc.)
-Assist with day-to-day coordination of communications (general liaison, setting up meetings, note-taking)
-Assist with the preparations for local launches (Grounding paper, Principles) during 2018 and other relevant events.
-Assist with other tasks as relevant.


Core Competencies:
-Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
-Places team agenda before personal agenda
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Planning & Organizing:
-Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
-Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
-Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
-Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
-Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
-Uses time efficiently

Creativity (desirable):
-Actively seeks to improve programmes or services
-Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs
-Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas
-Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”
-Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things
-Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches


Please find full internship description and application requirements here.

Application is open from 18 January 2018 to 01 February 2018.