Intern, Advocacy and Policy Analyst, Job in Kenya - UN

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Content Creation:

Develop compelling advocacy materials, including articles, blog posts, social media posts, and newsletters, to effectively communicate key messages on sustainable urban development.

Collaborate with WUC team members to create visually engaging content such as videos, to amplify advocacy efforts.

Research and Analysis:

Conduct in-depth research and drafting recommendation on best practices, and innovative solutions in sustainable urban development, contributing insights to inform advocacy campaigns and messaging.

Event Coordination:

Support the WUC team on planning, organization, and execution of advocacy events, workshops, and campaigns aimed at raising awareness and mobilizing support for urban sustainability initiatives.

Coordinate logistics, manage participant communications, and ensure seamless execution of events both in-person and virtually.


Applicants must at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements: Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher), Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent), Have graduated with Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent.

Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office Suite). Have demonstrated a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.

Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Preferred areas of study: Environmental Sustainability Studies related or any other related field of study that equips the intern with strong written and verbal communication skills, strategic thinking abilities, and a passion for advocating for social and environmental causes.

Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience.

However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required. Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D.

Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. Programme. Do you meet any of the above criteria?

If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application. Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage. Have you ever been involved in coordinating events or workshops focused on urban sustainability or related themes? If so, please describe your role and contributions.

Can you share an example of a successful campaign or initiative you have been involved in related to urban sustainability, and describe your contributions to its success?

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