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Energy Intern – Washington DC

Organization: Bank Information Center (BIC)

Job Title: Energy Intern

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation: 3-4 days/week; unpaid

Application Deadline: January 30, 2013

Position Dates: Six months; dates flexible

Posted On: Jan 4. 2013

Organization Overview

The Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society actors in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability. BIC is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization that advocates for the protection of rights, informed participation, transparency, and public accountability in the governance and operations of the World Bank Group.

Description

We are looking to hire an Energy Intern to undertake BIC’s work on energy issues, specifically as it relates to our campaign to strengthen climate protection in World Bank policies. The intern will coordinate a project to advocate for the highest standards on climate mitigation and adaptation.

The internship is ideal for individuals seeking knowledge and experience in the areas of international affairs, especially on issues relating to climate change, energy and environment, and multilateral development institutions. The intern will communicate with high level World Bank officials, along with environment and social justice activists throughout the world. Our informal, dynamic structure enables interns to become immersed in BIC’s day-to-day operations and gain extensive practical experience and knowledge of the IFIs.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate communication between BIC and other environmental CSOs
  • Contribute to drafting of model policy language
  • Solicit input from civil society groups in DC and in developing countries
  • Update BIC website with relevant information regarding energy campaign work

Qualifications

  • Experience working on and knowledge of the following issues: climate change, energy, and environment
  • Strong research and coordination skills
  • Comfortable communicating with high-level officials
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred

How to Apply

Send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in this internship and 1-2 page resume to asurette@bicusa.org by January 30, 2013. Write “Energy Intern” on the subject head. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates.

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