Climate Intern — London, UK
Organization: E3G – position in the Climate Security Programme
Job Title: Climate Intern
Location: London, UK
Hours and Compensation: part time — travel stipend in London
Application Deadline: Oct. 8, 2012
Position Dates: minimum of 4 months starting Oct. 2012
E3G is an independent, non-profit European organisation operating in the public interest to accelerate the global transition to sustainable development.
While we share the same ultimate objectives with many other organisations working in the environmental, security and development space, E3G achieves these objectives in different and complimentary ways. In particular, E3G drives change through being outcome focused, investing in innovation and building strong networks and multi-sectoral partnerships to leverage impact.
E3G builds cross-sectoral coalitions to achieve carefully defined outcomes that are chosen for their capacity to leverage change. We also work closely with like-minded partners in government, politics, business, civil society, science, the media and public interest foundations.
E3G has 20 core staff, plus consultancy support, and is based in London, Brussels, Berlin and Washington.
E3G is seeking an intern to join the London team on a minimum 4-month basis part-time, to help deliver a sophisticated research project and provide programme management support to our Climate Security programme.
E3G’s climate security programme focuses on the reality of climate change that will require fundamental changes in how international relations are conducted; and will alter much of the focus of international policy, requiring changes in a wide range of global governance institutions.
The Arctic is a global barometer for climate, resource, security and governance issues. Nowhere on earth are the effects of climate change being felt more intensely. But the Arctic is also seen as a new frontier to provide the fossil fuels, minerals and trade routes which are damaging its ecosystem. Choices over the future development of the Arctic will resonate globally. At present the extractive agenda being promoted by littoral states is at odds with global objectives to manage climate risk. There should also be a broad international debate within the United Nations on the implications of proposed patterns of development.
The primary focus of the Internship will be to provide robust and compelling evidence based research regarding the economic and technical feasibility of extracting fossil fuels from the Arctic, and work alongside our Arctic team to analyse the geopolitical ramifications of such extraction and development of trade routes.
In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to provide logistical and administrative support to the Arctic team where necessary.
The research will involve developing evidence base on the following issues:
Manage and update existing evidence on which companies are extracting in the Arctic, the nature of the extraction, production estimate date and reserve estimates (proven and unproven)
Develop evidence regarding which companies have stakes in Arctic infrastructure
Develop analysis on the global economic and geopolitical drivers and trends of oil and gas in order to understand the consumers and demand for Arctic fossil fuels
Outline existing domestic regulation/subsidies impacting extraction
Research technological and innovation capacity and trends in Arctic drilling
Outline the technological, infrastructural and logistical challenges and costs associated with Arctic fossil fuel drilling
You are a highly motivated self-starter with a strong interest in economics, energy and climate security.
You are a creative thinker, able to learn fast and to work flexibly with a range of people. You are prepared to go the extra mile to deliver high quality outputs to challenging deadlines.
You are comfortable with complex research projects, pay close attention to detail, able to prioritise and be eager to coordinate and undertake administrative tasks. The work you will undertake will make full use of your research and analytical skills.
A degree-level education in is required and masters or other post-graduate qualification would be an advantage.
The successful candidate must have good technical knowledge to handle issues regarding energy production, consumption and economics. Sound knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and proficiency in Powerpoint is required.
E3G will cover the costs of travel (within the M25) and lunch expenses
How to Apply
To apply for this position with E3G please send your CV and letter of application to Liz Gallagher (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Monday 8th October.
E3G will be conducting phone interviews the week commencing 8th October with a view to starting the work from 15th October.