Title: Intern - Aviation and the Global Atmosphere
Organisation: International Civil Aviation Organization
Location: Montreal, Canada
Closing Date: 30 November 2020
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
This position is situated in Environment (ENV) within the ICAO Air Transport Bureau (ATB). ICAO's activities in the environment field aim to limit or reduce the impact of international aviation on noise, local air quality, and the global climate. ENV is responsible for the development of a range of standards, policies and guidance material and provides capacity building and assistance for the implementation of mitigation measures to achieve these objectives. Measures include aircraft technology, operational improvements, the development and deployment of sustainable alternative fuels for aviation, and the use of market-based measures. In addition, ENV maintains close relations with other UN policy-making bodies that have expressed an interest in environmental aspects of civil aviation. The primary focus of this internship is on on supporting the organizations initiative to promote information on scientific understanding of aviation impact on the global climate
Role and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of Deputy Director, Environment, Chief, Environmental Standards Section and Environment Officers, the intern will:
Support the update to the information contained within the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Aviation and the Global Atmosphere (1999);
Help collate and summarise all relevant academic literature on Aviation and the Global Atmosphere and summarise all ICAO documentation on mitigation measures associated with the ICAO basket of measure to reduce Co2 emissions from international aviation;
Assist in the cooperation and coordination with the IPCC on the Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways;
Perform other related duties
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
At the time of application, candidates are required to have completed or be enrolled in a graduate degree programme (second-level university degree or higher) in a field of study related to aviation, environment, aeronautical/aerospace or other engineering, or computer science, chemistry, physics, and/or climate science. Applicants pursuing studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages should have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.
Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.
A working knowledge of a second language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
To apply, please visit ICAO’s e-Recruitment website.
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