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Sustainable Investment- Climate and ESG Research Intern

Remote | New York City

  • Organization: UNJSPF - United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
  • Location: Remote | New York City
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Banking and Finance
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Climate Change
    • Sustainable Business Development
    • Impact investing, Social venture capital
  • Closing Date: 2024-04-26

Work Location
This internship can be full time or part time, in-person in New York or remote, and can be adjusted based on the request of the successful candidate.
Expected duration
2-6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
The United Nations Secretary-General is responsible for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). The Secretary-General has delegated this responsibility to the Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the UNJSPF (RSG). The RSG heads the Office of Investment Management (OIM), which manages approximately $80+ billion multi-asset class, global investment portfolio, about 80% of which is actively managed in-house. Asset classes under management comprise global equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, timber and commodities. OIM’s staff are all based in New York but come from over 30 countries. For more information please visit OIM's website at This internship position is located in the Sustainable Investment- Integration and Research Team within the Office of Investment Management of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund. The Integration and Research team is responsible for setting the Climate and ESG integration strategy of the Fund. The incumbent reports to the Investment Officer. The incumbent can work full time or part time, in-person at OIM’s office in New York or remotely and can be adjusted based on the request of the successful candidate. With appropriate guidance, the intern will be responsible for the following tasks: a) Conducting sector and company specific ESG Research, working closely with investment officers and portfolio managers. b) Drafting internal ESG sector and company notes. c) Supporting the team by creating carbon footprint and ESG reports in powerbi, and support automation efforts in python.
Qualifications/special skills
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent). Applicants who have graduated as defined in (a) or (b) above, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation. 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. Applicants must have good knowledge of standard software applications, especially MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Teams. Applicants must have good knowledge of Python and Powerbi. Applicants must have a strong interest in ESG and Sustainability.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an advantage. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
Additional Information
Not available.
Intern Specific text
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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