Job Vacancies World Resources Institute (WRI)
Position: Intern, Major Emerging Economies
Type: Intern (non-paid)
Program: Climate and Energy Program (CEP)
More information about this job:
The World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks a highly motivated intern for its Climate & Energy Program (CEP). The successful candidate will primarily provide research and administrative support to a few projects in the Major Emerging Economies team. The projects share a sector-specific focus and provide valuable exposure to three distinct ways to contribute to GHG management in emerging economies. The position involves researching energy-intensive power and other sectors and conducting an assessment of existing GHG measurement systems in key sectors in emerging economies. As time allows, the intern will have the opportunity to be involved in WRI’s broader portfolio of climate-related projects in major emerging economies.
The position is located at WRI’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
* Assist the team in background research and analysis for relevant projects
* Assist the team in organizing and conducting interviews with experts and stakeholders in emerging economies
* Document results of the secondary research and interviews
* Draft, edit, and assist with fundraising proposals and grant reports
* Support other activities as needed
* Bachelors degree in environmental policy, engineering, political science, public administration, public policy, law, economics, or related field
* Familiarity with the power sector, preferably in India, and other industrial sectors is highly desirable
* International experience and familiarity with one or more major emerging economies
* Experience with MS-Excel and strong quantitative skills
* Excellent research, analytical, writing, presentation and organizational skills
* Ability to work well in a team, manage multiple priorities, take initiative, and deliver under tight deadlines
This is an unpaid internship position.
About the Climate & Energy Program
WRI’s Climate & Energy Program strives to set the world on a new course, one with cleaner energy sources, healthier ecosystems and societies, technological innovation, and economic opportunities. Working with international, governmental, civil society, and business partners, CEP identifies and promotes effective policies and strategies to address climate change. The 50-person program currently works in fields such as renewable energy, U.S. federal and state climate policy, international climate policy, greenhouse gas accounting, carbon capture and storage, international emissions trading, the relationship between forests and climate, and adaptation to climate change. The program has a significant international focus, especially through partnerships in developing countries.
Established in 1982, WRI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization respected globally by policymakers, NGOs, and corporate leaders because of the rigorous quality, balance, and independence of its work. With its think-tank roots, WRI values innovative ideas, working collaboratively, and thinking independently. It is a results-oriented organization that rewards the achievement of significant outcomes, such as helping shape international climate policy by providing key inputs and analysis into the UNFCCC process, and establishing the Greenhouse Gas Protocol – the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. WRI employees see the results of their hard work and have the satisfaction of making a significant difference in the world.
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