Carbon Market Watch Intern – Brussels, Belgium
Organization: Carbon Market Watch (formerly CDM Watch) – Nature Code
Position Title: Intern
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Hours & Compensation: The intern will receive a monthly allowance and transport costs will be paid for. The internship is 6 months, full-time and based in Brussels.
Application Deadline: August 25, 2013
Carbon Market Watch, a project of Nature Code – Centre of Development & Environment, scrutinizes carbon markets and advocates for fair and effective climate protection. Previously named CDM Watch, it has now expanded to cover other carbon market initiatives, including new market mechanisms, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), Joint Implementation, Emissions Trading and mechanisms to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).
Carbon Market Watch is recruiting a dynamic intern for a 6-month position in its Brussels office starting 15 September 2013. The intern will support both the advocacy as well as capacity building activities of Carbon Market Watch. Candidates should be available to start working as of 15 September 2013. The intern will receive a monthly allowance and transport costs will be paid for. The internship is 6 months, full-time and based in Brussels. Interviews will be conducted in person starting 1stSeptember 2013.
- Research on the social and environmental impacts of specific CDM projects
- Policy research related to EU and international policy developments
- Daily media monitoring
- Supporting the organization of policy events in Brussels
- Support in drafting letters and updates
- General team management support
The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree, preferably in Environmental and/or International Development Studies. Prior work or voluntary experience in the non-profit sector will constitute an advantage. She/he enjoys working with people from a wide range of cultures and nationalities and must have a demonstrated personal commitment to environmental protection and human development. Proficiency in English is a must.
Desired experience and professional skills:
- Quantitative and qualitative research and analysis skills
- A general understanding of climate change mitigation policies
- Proficient in Office software, especially with Excel, Word and Outlook
- Excellent written and verbal English language skills (additional languages considered an asset)
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and strict timelines simultaneously
- Strong interpersonal skills; able to work independently and as part of a small team
How to Apply:
To apply, please send a CV and motivation letter clearly indicating why you believe you are a good fit for this vacancy to: firstname.lastname@example.org before 17:00, 25 August 2013. Please write Internship Application and your full name in the e-mail subject line. Short listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. We regret that due to the high number of applications we expect to receive, we do not have the capacity to respond to all applicants.