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Climate Program Intern, World Resources Institute – Washington, DC

Organization: World Resources Institute

Position Title: Climate Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 3-month internship; Stipend might be available to defray some minor expenses

Application Deadline: Accepting now

Description: WRI’s International Climate Initiative seeks an independent, well organized and detail oriented intern to support the ACT 2015 project with research and administrative tasks. The project is currently in the process of releasing multiple research papers on different issues related to the 2015 climate agreement.  Many of the research findings will be shared at upcoming international climate change events. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in international climate change policy, contributing to research for the climate change negotiations and coordinating events that bring together international stakeholders.

This internship will work on the Act 2015 project: within WRI’s Climate Program. WRI’s Climate Program engages businesses, policymakers, and civil society at the local, national, and international levels to advance transformative solutions that mitigate climate change and help communities adapt to its impacts.

Responsibilities: The intern will gain experience in the following areas:

  • Peer review and research publication by organizing reviewer comments, tracking and documenting revisions, and coordinating copy-editing and design
  • Editing/proofreading
  • Conducting substantive  research for publications
  • Reviewing citations, UNFCCC submissions and negotiating text
  • Keeping up to date on UNFCCC activities, Party submissions and major events
  • Assisting in organizing and analyzing data
  • Writing, including blogs, bibliographies, drafting emails, position papers, and background documents
  • Logistical support including organizing multiple-day workshops in countries throughout the world. This may involve arranging a venue, catering, and translators, making travel reservations, overseeing trip logistics, liaising with the attendees or their staff, and processing reimbursement requests


  Current graduate student preferred, Bachelor’s Degree requiredExcellent research skills
  Extremely well organized and efficient
  Excellent writing skills
  Strong oral communications skills
  Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  Ability to present complex   information in a clear and concise manner
  Interest in and commitment to environmental issues and policy, particularly  in the international climate negotiations preferred
  Familiarity and experience with global climate politics and UNFCCC issues
  Ability to work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure
  Ability to think creatively
  Flexibility and good sense of humor
  Highly responsible, self-motivated
  Professional and/or research experience in topics such as: climate change, global climate policy, climate finance, transparency and accountability, equity, international law, and compliance
  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team

How to Apply:  Apply online at Final candidate will be required to take a writing test. Finalists will need to submit 2 writing samples.

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