Electricity Governance Initiative Internship- Chennai, Bangalore, or Mumbai, India
Organization: World Resources Institute
Position Title: Electricity Governance Initiative Intern
Location: India, preferably in Chennai, Bangalore, or Mumbai
Hours & Compensation: 20 hours/week. Small stipend to be negotiated. REasonable travel costs associated with the position covered.
Application Deadline: None posted.
Posted On: April 12, 2013.
The World Resources Institute’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
Every project undertaken by WRI seeks to contribute to one or more of the following goals:
- People and ecosystems. Reverse rapid degradation of ecosystems and assure their capacity to provide humans with needed goods and services.
- Climate change. Protect the global climate system from further harm due to emissions of greenhouse gases and help humanity and the natural world adapt to unavoidable climate change.
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- Institutional excellence. Support and enhance WRI’s ability to achieve results.
In all of its policy research and work with institutions, WRI tries to build bridges between ideas and action, meshing the insights of scientific research, economic and institutional analyses, and practical experience with the need for open and participatory decision-making. WRI’s work is carried out by a 250 member interdisciplinary staff augmented by a network of advisors, collaborators, partners, and cooperating institutions in more than 50 countries.
The Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI) (http:electricitygovernance.wri.org) seeks a highly motivated and independent person to play a significant role in its research during the summer of 2013. EGI is a global network of civil society organizations dedicated to promoting transparent, inclusive and accountable decision-making in the electricity sector. EGI facilitates a collaboration of civil society, policymakers, regulators, and other electricity sector actors using a common framework to define “good governance.”
This intern will work on a paper that seeks to build on previous study by WRI that assessed successful country level energy efficiency programs for household appliances. This second proposed study intends to build on this previous research to help build a stronger case for consumer involvement in label design process, which will ultimately lead to greater consumer awareness and low carbon development. Specifically, the project will determine if the provision of a supplemental flyer / label that gives potential consumers information relating to the operational cost of the appliance will enhance the likelihood of consumers purchasing more energy efficient appliances.
- Conduct primary and secondary research on energy efficient labels to identify “success indicators” particularly in relation to provision of operational costs of the appliances
- Assist in additional project research, writing and editing as needed
- Write communications pieces for EGI and WRI website on project progress
- Background in energy policy, international affairs/relations, political science, economics, electrical engineering, or a related field.
- Demonstrated interest in energy and/or governance issues, developing countries, and an understanding of the role that legal and political systems play in governing the electricity sector.
- Excellent writing and editing skills;
- Some knowledge of international development and environmental issues;
- Interest in role of online communications in international networks, policy forums;
- Strong computer skills – (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc);
- Attention to detail, be highly organized, and be able to work both in a team and independently;
- Ability to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary setting.
How to Apply: Applications accepted online only at www.wri.org/careers. No phone calls please.
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