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May 30 / BARD CEP

Tropical Forests for Climate and Development Intern, Center for Global Development – Washington, DC

Organization: Center for Global Development

Position Title: Tropical Forests for Climate and Development Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: 30 hours/week; paid

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization in Washington, DC seeks a part-time intern to provide research and administrative support to the Tropical Forests for Climate and Development Initiative through the remainder of 2015. This is a paid internship for a maximum of 30 hours per week.

The Intern’s primary responsibility will be to assist the fellows in the final stages of producing a book, Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change. The Intern may be asked to support the fellows in other ways as well.


Research support

  • Conduct background research in relation to Why Forests? Why Now?book project
  • Provide other research, writing and editing support for book chapters, documents, and web content related to the project
  • Manage references and resources related to book project
  • Contribute to drafting and editing briefs, blogs, communications, and reports
  • Perform other duties as necessary

Team and administrative support

  • Organize and coordinate outreach events, in Washington, DC and internationally
  • Liaise with internal and external colleagues, including the CGD communications team and external partners
  • Provide administrative support to Senior Fellows


  • Currently completing her or his final year in a Bachelors program, or enrolled in a Masters Program, ideally in economics, development studies, environmental studies, journalism, or a related field.
  • At least one year relevant work experience.
  • Experience contributing to a large research or writing project
  • Impeccable communication skills
    • Very strong interest and proficiency in writing
    • Outstanding organizational skills
    • Knowledge of climate change and tropical forests (REDD+) helpful though not strictly necessary
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
    • Ability to work independently within a small, closely-knit organization.

How to Apply: Applicants should send a short cover letter, CV, and short writing sample to [email protected]. Please use the title “Intern – Tropical Forests for Climate and Development” in all e-mail correspondence. No phone calls please.

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