The IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU Secretariat accepts internships of four to six months duration, to assist with activities aimed at promoting implementation of the IOSEA Memorandum of Understanding. The internships will be conducted in Bangkok in the offices of the UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, where the IOSEA Secretariat is co-located.
In principle, an internship can begin at any time, but the actual timing and duration may depend on the Secretariat's annual programme of work.
Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship. In some cases, candidates who have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution may be accepted.
Apart from contributing to the work of the IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU, the internship programme offers a good opportunity for young people to become acquainted with the work of the United Nations, and to experience a multi-cultural environment.
All expenses connected with the internship, which is not remunerated, must be borne by the individual or by a sponsoring Government or institution. Proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan must be provided in advance.
Prospective interns will be required to sign an internship agreement that describes the terms of the internship.
To apply for an internship with the IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU Secretariat, please submit a curriculum vitae, together with a cover letter that elaborates on your current academic activities, skills, and personal and professional aspirations.
All applications received will be routinely acknowledged, but only candidates deemed potentially suitable will be contacted for follow-up, normally within 3-4 weeks of receiving the application.