Title:  Intern - Montreal Protocol Unit

​​Requisition ID: 1269 
Grade: Intern 
Country: Austria 
Duty Station: Vienna 
Category: Internship
Type of Job Posting: External
Employment Type: NonStaff-Regular

Internship Duration: 3-6 months

Application Deadline: 04-Oct-2023


Vacancy Announcement




The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.


Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.


Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development (TCS), headed by a Managing Director, oversees the Organization's development of capacities for industrial development as well as industrial policy advice, statistics and research activities and the Organization's normative contribution to Member States and global development community in achieving the SDGs. The Directorate also ensures the application of strategies and interventions for sustainable industrial development related to Environment, Energy, SMEs, Competitiveness and Job creation, as well as Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence. Through coordination in-house and with Member States and industry stakeholders, it ensures that the services provided in these areas contribute toward effective and appropriate technical, business and policy solutions and are focused on results and on realizing any potential for scaling up and positioning UNIDO as a leading platform for industrial development in developing countries and global fora. 

This internship position is located under the Montreal Protocol Division (TCS/MPD), which is responsible for planning, developing and implementing activities in Member States to facilitate compliance with the Montreal Protocol and, in particular, it's Kigali Amendment and to support countries to achieve their determined contributions to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement. Making use of the capacity building and policy support, the services of the Division foster transformation in manufacturing concerning technologies used in refrigeration, air conditioning and insulation with the effect of a reduction and change in working fluids and chemicals and ultimately a reduction of total greenhouse gas emissions. 

The duration of an internship at UNIDO is between three to six months, is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member, in the department or office that they are assigned to. Interns shall cover all costs associated with their internship, including visas, travel to and from the duty station, insurance, transportation, accommodation and living expenses.



The Intern shall work under the direct supervision of an Officer designated by the Director of the Division of Circular Economy and Environmental Protection. The Intern shall be engaged as follows:

a) Exposed to the regular core functions of the division and respective unit and as such shall have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day operations and engage in on-the-job training in specific actions delegated by the Supervisor;

b) Engaged in a specific self-contained assignments described below:

  • Assist with project development and monitoring tasks,

  • Research existing investment models to promote the sustainable development goals and assist to develop a new funding scheme including the supporting work needed for the formulation of internal policies,

  • Assist the formulation and implementation of the divisional and unit level monitoring framework,

  • Conduct research or investigation work on a topic agreed upon in consultation with the supervisor for a possible presentation at the end of the internship,

  • Join the public relations task team of the division, and carry out assigned tasks,

  • Proactively participate in the discussion and training opportunities in the organization and share what was learned with her/his colleagues,

  • Monitor her/his own work by filling out work records/plan and have regular consultation meetings with the supervisor on the work load, thematic interests, and team work;

c) Prepare an end-of-internship report; to be submitted to and cleared by UNIDO Internship Coordination;

d) Other Special emerging Projects that may enhance the learning experience of the Intern.




Age: Minimum 20 years on the first day of the internship.

Education: Enrolled in a university degree programme; or begin the internship within one year of completing a university degree; or completed a university degree and be sponsored as part of an academic or development programme. 

Field of specialization: Science, Engineering, Economics, Business and Public Management, Psychology.

Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.




Core Values

WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially. 

WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner. 

WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective. 


Key Competencies

WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity. 

WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world. 

WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work. 

WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: to stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another. 




Become acquainted with the most up-to-date technical, economic and industrial developments in the relevant field of specialization of the Division. Furthermore, intern is expected to deepen their knowledge in the fields of new product/services and process design.

Gain experience in project design/management.

On the job training: participation in every phase of the working process and field mission (within the duty station country).

Gain experience in working effectively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.



UNIDO Interns are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity at all times, both at work and outside.
Only candidates who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for internships at UNIDO.


All applications must be submitted through the UNIDO Online Recruitment System.


Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process.


Visit the UNIDO website for details on how to apply: www.careers.unido.org


Notice to applicants:
UNIDO does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. If you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Vacant positions within UNIDO are advertised on the official UNIDO website. Should you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of UNIDO and requesting payment of a fee, please contact: internship@unido.org