US Intern - International Policy/Advocacy

Intern / Student, Full-time · USA Remote

Role Summary
We are working on Veg Politics! Do you want to join? ProVeg puts plant-based topics on the political agenda. A strong area of focus is international organizations in general, specifically the United Nations system. Together with our partners, we are working on making the switch to more plant-based diets easier and more realistic for as many people as possible and on communicating the potentials of plant-based products and lifestyles for tackling various policy areas. We are looking for support to help achieve these ambitious goals. The US Intern in International Policy and Advocacy supports the preparation and execution of political work and lobbying activities aimed at communicating the potentials of plant-based products and lifestyles to political decision-makers and other relevant stakeholders at the international political sphere.
Job Details

Reports to: Senior UN Policy Manager

Department: UN Affairs 

Location: Remote in the US

Hours: 32-40 hours per week

Responsibilities
  • Support the organization and coordination of our international policy advocacy with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, with the Summit of the Future, and more broadly in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and UN Headquarters in New York City

  • Help unlocking Food Systems Transformation within the UN space through our “Food4Climate” community and support other efforts (lobbying and Youth Board)

  • Identify relevant stakeholders involved in international climate change policies and support outreach efforts

  • Monitor political developments within the agri-food space independently and brief colleagues on relevant content and opportunities. This includes reviewing press, social media and relevant websites, evaluating studies, attending conferences, etc.

  • Undertake research work according to instructions, as the need arises

  • Propose ideas for improvements around existing projects and new projects that are in line with the overarching goals of ProVeg

  • Write or draft texts (e.g. position papers, blog articles, concept notes) that are appropriate for the target group

  • Supporting communication with international and American partner organizations, other NGOs, public authorities and politicians (emails, meetings, updates sharing etc.).

  • Independent preparation and implementation of smaller projects like event planning, preparing visual marketing materials, conducting research and presenting results

  • Answer internal and external inquiries in writing.

  • Maintain the social media channels and websites relevant to the policy department.

Qualifications
  • You are a Masters/Bachelor student in political science, public affairs, or law (or a similar subject).

  • You have relevant experience in political work through previous job experience, internships or other occupations.

  • You have a good understanding of international multilateral processes (United Nations, IPCC etc.).

  • You have an excellent command of English, both oral and written.

  • You are interested in climate change policies, the Global Goals (SDG’s) and health/environment related topics.

  • You identify with the goals of ProVeg.

Benefits of working with us
  • The opportunity to develop your own skills, acquire new competencies and gain valuable experience

  • We are a workplace that encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work. We are an inclusive workplace for our diverse employees around the world.

  • Freedom to contribute your own ideas

  • Flexibility around working arrangements

  • Continuous support and individual encouragement by a superior

  • Become part of a great team and work with us on a world where everyone chooses tasty and healthy food that is good for all people, animals and our planet.

When?

Deadline: open until filled

Start: Ideally July or August 2024

Duration: minimum 4-5 months

Further information

Our Application Procedure

Your application should include a cover letter addressing your motivation and how you meet the person specification criteria and a CV. Please submit your application in English using our online form, and tell us how you found this job ad. (https://proveg.com/jobs/) Thank you!


The recruitment process includes: 
1.    Carrying out an online-based sample task

2.    An interview with the UN team


About us

ProVeg International is a food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing 50% of animal products globally with plant-based and cultivated foods by 2040.

ProVeg engages with all relevant stakeholders to create a food system where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet.


ProVeg has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award and works closely with key UN food and environment agencies. 


ProVeg creates global impact, with offices in 12 countries across four continents and more than 200 employees. 


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