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Nov 26 / BARD CEP

Climate and Energy Program Intern — Washington, D.C.

Organization: World Resources Institute

Job Title: Climate and Energy Program Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: full time and paid (depends on experience)

Application Deadline: rolling deadline

Position Dates: at least 3 month commitment starting ASAP


The Open Climate Network (OCN) seeks candidates for an internship. The successful candidate will provide administrative and research support to OCN, a coalition of independent research institutes and civil society organizations that monitor climate policy implementation in key countries.  (For more information about the Open Climate Network, please review the attached FY13 Project Plan.) The position is located at WRI’s headquarters in Washington, DC. It will begin as soon as possible and last for 3 months, with the possibility of extension.


  • Organize and document meetings, conference calls, and other interaction with team members and partners; identify, coordinate, and follow up on next steps
  • Support OCN’s publication process, including by editing drafts and helping coordinate peer review and production processes
  • Draft and edit correspondence with project partners and funders
  • Draft and edit content for project web site
  • Process contracts and payment requests
  • Enter contacts and meetings into Raiser’s Edge
  • Maintain the project’s intranet site and other internal management systems
  • Conduct background research on a range of climate policy questions
  • Support other project activities as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, for example, environmental policy or economics (master’s degree preferred)
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills; ability to communicate effectively through a range of written media including technical papers, blog posts, Powerpoint presentations, and e-mail correspondence
  • Highly organized, motivated, and proactive
  • Prior research experience; ability to evaluate and document sources; comfort with quantitative and qualitative approaches; skill in communicating results accurately and objectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with a range of policy options for addressing climate change
  • Availability to participate in conference calls with international partners outside of regular office hours
  • Adherence to WRI’s institutional values
  • International experience an asset (not required)
  • Portuguese language skills an asset (not required)

How to Apply

Please submit a current resume or CV, along with a cover letter that explains your qualifications and interest in the position clearly and succinctly. We will review applications on a rolling basis, so please submit your materials at your earliest convenience.

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