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Climate and Energy Intern (China Program) — Washington, D.C.

Organization: WorldWatch Insitute

Job Title: Climate and Energy Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: part time or full time (no $ specified)

Position Dates: Start in Sep. 2012 (Fall to Winter – or longer – flexible)

Application Deadline: until filled

Posted On: Sep. 11, 2012

Organization Overview

The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization, based in Washington, D.C., that works toward the evolution of an environmentally sustainable and socially just society in which the needs of all people are met without threatening the health of the natural environment or the wellbeing of future generations.

Through accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues, Worldwatch helps to inform people around the world about the complex interactions among people, nature, and economies. Worldwatch focuses on the underlying causes of and practical solutions to the world’s problems, in order to inspire people to demand new policies, investment patterns, and lifestyle choices.


The Worldwatch Institute, headquartered in Washington DC, seeks to hire Washington, DC based interns to work in our China program. The successful candidate will provide research and analysis on China’s climate and energy policies, and explore broader China-related environmental and development issues.


  • Track and analyze climate and energy policies on China’s national and provincial levels including governmental and industrial actions;
  • Assist the China Program Manager in contributing to the ongoing research projects;
  • Provide research assistance for Worldwatch’s other China related projects, including participation in proposal development;
  • Contribute to Worldwatch publications, including reports, the Worldwatch magazine, blogs, and policy papers;


  • Graduate students who have a strong interest in both climate & energy issues and China studies;
  • Excellent oral and written language proficiency in English; fluent in Mandarin or at least can read Chinese written materials;
  • Excellent quantitative skills and research skills and the ability to understand and articulate sophisticated economic, policy and technical analyses;
  • Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills enabling him/her to work well both in teams and independently;
  • Advanced degree in China studies, Environmental Science, Economics, Environmental Policy, or other related fields.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, Mandarin and English writing samples, contact information for at least three professional references, as well as any other relevant material to: with ‘China Program Internship” in the subject line.

No telephone calls, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview.

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