Title: Internship – Environmentally Sustainable Airports and Operations
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 supporting the Organization’s work in the development of guidance and recommended practices on environmentally sustainable airports and operations for international aviation and disseminating best practices in this area
Role and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of Deputy Director, Environment, Chief, Environmental Standards Section and Environment Officers, the intern will:
Assist the drafting and publication of the eco-airport toolkit, an on-line resource for States and aviation stakeholders aimed at sharing information and best practices on environmental management projects at airports;
Assist the development of environmental-related elements of the Global Air Navigation Plan update conducted by ICAO, including the review of studies on the environmental benefits of the Aviation Systems Block Upgrades (ASBUs);
Assist in research work on environmentally sustainable airports and international aviation operations;
Assist in planning, coordinating and organizing ICAO Seminars related to aviation and environment and necessary follow-up activities;
Assist in planning, developing and disseminating outreach materials such as journals, reports, pamphlets, videos, and power point presentations related to aviation and environment;
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. 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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