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Population and Climate Intern — Washington, D.C.

Organization: Population Action International

Job Title: Population and Climate Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: Interns work approx. 20 hours per week and will receive a small stipend.

Application Deadline: rolling

Position Dates: January 28, 2013 – March 29, 2013

Posted On: Dec. 5, 2012

Organization Overview

Population Action International advocates for women and families to have access to contraception in order to improve their health, reduce poverty and protect their environment. Our research and advocacy strengthen U.S. and international assistance for family planning. We work with local and national leaders in developing countries to improve their reproductive health care programs and policies. PAI shows how these programs are critical to global concerns, such as preventing HIV, combating the effects of environmental degradation and climate change, and strengthening national security.


Population and Climate Intern is being sought by Population Action International (PAI), an independent research and advocacy group working to strengthen support for international family planning. PAI works to ensure that every person has the right and access to sexual and reproductive health, humanity and the natural environment exist in balance and fewer people live in poverty.

The Population and Climate Intern will provide research assistance, writing and administrative support for PAI’s Population and Climate Program. This program is working to strengthen the evidence base linking population, gender, and climate change and highlight critical policy implications; highlight the benefits of linking reproductive health and family planning to climate change responses; increase support for reproductive health and family planning integration into national climate and development policies and programs; and strengthen the design and implementation of adaptation approaches, programs, and projects. Duties include developing two annotated bibliographies of documentation (evidence of impacts as well as review of policies) relating to the linkages between climate change and population for Bangladesh and the Philippines; and developing two powerpoint presentations based on information from these bibliographies. More information can be found under climate at


  • Assist in tracking and monitoring developments in the climate change field to determine how population dynamics are being considered in the Bangladesh and the Philippines.
  • Develop two annotated bibliographies of population and climate change linkages for Bangladesh on the one hand, and the Philippines on the other. The bibliographies will be based of external and internal documents relevant to the population and climate change linkages in the two countries. Publications to be reviewed include, but are not limited to, annual reports, project reports, FP/RH and climate change policy documents, peer-reviewed articles, and progress reports on key international and regional agreements.
  • Assist in preparing two powerpoint presentations related to population and climate impacts in the Philippines and Bangladesh.


  • A passion for climate change, international development, demography, gender equality, and/or reproductive health;
  • Completed academic coursework on climate change, public health, demography, international development, international economics, political science or a similar field;
  • Experience researching international development issues; excellent writing skills —writing sample required;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and organize quantitative and qualitative data and information;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
  • Ability to complete administrative tasks efficiently and with a high level of accuracy;
  • Demonstrated respect for research methodology, citations and data accuracy;
  • Ability to work independently in a collegial environment.

How to Apply

Resumes with cover letter may be emailed to EOE.

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