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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.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

  • 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 jobs@cgdev.org. Please use the title “Intern – Tropical Forests for Climate and Development” in all e-mail correspondence. No phone calls please.

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