Part-Time Intern – Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Intern is responsible for providing analytical and programmatic support to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ programmatic activities in support of its overall mission to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.
Season
 
Fall 2012
Department/Issue Area
 
Global Health
 
Reporting Relationships/Scope
 
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Intern is an integral member of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Secretariat team, reports to the Director of Programs and also works closely with the Senior Technical Manager for Standards and Testing and the Program Manager for Gender and Markets.
 
Responsibilities/Deliverables
 
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Intern provides research, programmatic, and administrative support to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ programmatic activities by performing assigned roles and tasks related to the program’s advocacy, campaigns, and initiatives. In particular, s/he:
 
    Provides research and writing support to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves on policy and program development and initiatives undertaken or supported by the team particularly on topics of health, gender, environment, standards and testing, and monitoring and evaluation;
    Prepares issue and meeting briefs and progress reports, policy analysis, and position papers on selected topics for both internal and external purposes.
    Assists with the development of requests for proposals and coordination of selection process and grant tracking.
    Collects and compiles data to enhance the richness of the Alliance’s knowledge base.
    Drafts content for communications materials, including Alliance publications and web content.
    Provides administrative support to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, including assisting with the organization of team wide and Alliance related conferences, workshops and events, in collaboration with the Operations Manager and in close coordination with the UNF Special Events Team. Takes notes and meeting minutes as needed.
    Reviews and evaluates other sectors in which solutions are similar and/or potentially related to the Alliance’s market-based approach. Track ongoing research in these areas, as well future research in related areas that can potentially incorporate a link to cookstoves.
    Represents UNF at relevant programmatic- and market development-related meetings, conferences, workshops, and other events, as directed.
    Other duties as assigned.
 
Selection Criteria
 
    Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in public health, engineering, economics or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
    Minimum intern work experience in household energy, public health, gender, livelihoods creation, environmental science, and/or international affairs
    Proven analytical and project management skills — ability to move projects forward from inception to implementation to completion;
    Strong communications skills (speaking, writing, editing, and listening); research accuracy and attention to detail;
    Ability to develop, maintain, and enjoy effective working relationships with people, internally, across an organization’s functions; and, externally, from a wide variety of types of organizations, cultural backgrounds, and with a wide variety of functional expertise;
    Flexibility; self starter; openness to new challenges; team player; ability to thrive under stress and prioritize competing demands; and sense of humor;
    Continuous learning skills and the ability to synthesize information;
    Ability to represent the organization with professionalism, diplomacy and self-confidence; and
    Multi-cultural experience.
 
Compensation and Benefits
 
Intern will be paid at $10 per hour.
 
TO APPLY:
Please apply online.
 
Requirements (only completed packages will be considered):
 
    Current resume or curriculum vitae;
    Cover letter addressed to Intern Administrator stating your purpose for obtaining this internship.
    Only electronic applications will be accepted.
    PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER AS ONE DOCUMENT-EITHER AS A .PDF OR .DOC.
 
UNF/BWF is an AA/EEO employer.
People of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
 
Location
 
Washington, DC
 
Please Contact: SMcMullen@unfoundation.org  

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