Internship in UNESCO's Section on Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction

Support the work of UNESCO’s Section on Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction in the field of geo-hazard risk reduction. Contribute to the development, implementation and administration of the Section’s projects and programmes, with a focus on school safety. Engage in policy and technical dialogue with related sectors in UNESCO and other organizations to build synergies and partnerships on disaster risk reduction initiatives.


  • Contribute substantively to policy analysis and data collection/analysis within the framework of the Section’s projects on geo-hazard risk reduction and, particularly, on school safety.

  • Assist in drafting project proposals, project reports, brochures and training materials for the activities implemented by the Section as required.

  • Contribute to the preparation of inputs for meetings and workshops.

  • Support the identification of new opportunities for UNESCO projects in the field of geo-hazards risk reduction.

  • Promote partnerships with relevant stakeholders, including Member States and other UN organizations, to facilitate knowledge sharing and networking in the field of geo-hazard risk reduction.

  • Provide support to colleagues in the Section to ensure proper delivery of outputs.

  • Get acquainted with the work of UNESCO and perform other related duties as required.


  • Currently enrolled or having recently completed a Master's Degree or equivalent in disaster risk management, natural sciences, geography, architecture, civil/environmental engineering or other related fields.

  • Previous work experience in the field of disaster risk reduction will be an asset.

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other working language of UNESCO’s headquarters (French) is desirable. Knowledge of Portuguese will be an advantage.

Up to six months, starting date: to be agreed upon (as soon as possible).

Working Section
Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction Section, Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO, Paris, France.

Kindly note that internships at UNESCO are unpaid.


To apply, please email your CV and a letter of motivation in English to Mr Soichiro Yasukawa (, with Mr Jair Torres ( and Ms Margherita Fanchiotti ( in copy.

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