Internship, Government Relations Team – London, United Kingdom
Organization: Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Position Title: Government Relations Team Intern
Location: London, England
Hours & Compensation: Full-time. Unpaid, but lunch and travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Position Dates: Minimum 3-month internship. Start date as soon as possible.
Application Deadline: April 8, 2013.
Posted On: March 22, 2013.
CDP works to transform the way the world does business to prevent dangerous climate change and protect our natural resources. We see a world where capital is efficiently allocated to create long-term prosperity rather than short-term gain at the expense of our environment.
Evidence and insight is vital to driving real change. We use the power of measurement and information disclosure to improve the management of environmental risk. By leveraging market forces including shareholders, customers and governments, CDP has incentivized thousands of companies and cities across the world’s largest economies to measure and disclose their environmental information. We put this information at the heart of business, investment and policy decision making.
We hold the largest collection globally of self reported climate change, water and forest-risk data. Through our global system companies, investors and cities are better able to mitigate risk, capitalize on opportunities and make investment decisions that drive action towards a more sustainable world.
CDP is recruiting for a full-time intern for a minimum of 3 months to support the busy Government Relations and Public Affairs team in their London headquarters. The Government Relations team works to support CDP’s mission and activities, both through independent activities and by providing support to other CDP teams. The team has three key workstreams:
- Government Engagement – relationship building, external policy engagement
- Public Affairs – external communications about government engagement and policy, including high-profile events and networking.
- Income generation – Fundraising from government sources and helping to manage funded projects.
This post will provide valuable experience for anyone seeking a career in the policy world, government, climate change, environment or business sectors. Enthusiasm, self-motivation and the ability to hit the ground running will be key to your success.
- Research – Researching opportunities for engaging with and securing funding from national and international institutions.
- Government engagement – Monitoring and responding to government consultations, collecting case studies and evidence of impact of our work with governments.
- Communications – Media monitoring, including providing daily and weekly summaries for internal consumption, and drafting internal and external newsletters (monthly and quarterly). Making changes and updates to the GR Website as necessary.
- Public Affairs – Assisting in events for the London office
- Interest in government and influencing policy
- An interest in and knowledge of climate change, water and sustainable development
- Strong research and analysis skills
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Organisational skills
- Willingness to learn and the ability to pick up new skills quickly
- Able to act on initiative
- Friendly and personable individual
- Competent using standard software packages (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel)