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Jul 14 / BARD CEP

Junior Climate Change Consultant, ICF International – Washington, DC

Organization: ICF International

Position Title: Junior Climate Change Consultant

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: ICF is currently seeking a research assistant to support our Climate Change and Sustainability line of business.  The research assistant will be responsible for supporting ICF managers in winning, planning, and executing projects for domestic and international clients.  The research assistant will be expected to conduct research and analysis tasks related to evaluating climate change impacts and adaptation or resilience measures.

The research assistant should have a general background in climate change science and policy, familiarity with the Microsoft software suite, a strong aptitude for quantitative analysis, and excellent written and oral communication skills.  The research assistant will be expected to work as part of 3 to 6 person teams to execute tasks related to the development and delivery of accurate, timely, and high quality products and services.  The research assistant is likely to work on multiple projects, interact with all levels of staff, and have some client interaction. Spanish language skills and proficiency in coastal modeling, GIS, statistics, and/or economics preferred.


  • Quantitative problem-solving, data collection and analysis, and manipulation of large datasets
  • Complete tasks in fast-paced and self-motivated environment in a timely and efficient manner
  • Report to project managers
  • Work with teams to prepare high-quality materials to support public and private sector clients, pitching in where necessary
  • Prepare presentations, reports, memorandums, and other communication materials
  • Conduct research and quantitative analysis for domestic and international climate change related projects
  • Technical writing


  • Bachelor’s Degree in natural or physical science, engineering, environmental management, economics, or related subject
  • College or internship experience in the fields of climate change policy, climate science, or impacts assessment
  • Cumulative and major GPA of at least 3.0 or higher
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred Skills/Experience: 

  • Spanish language skills
  • Proficiency in coastal modeling, GIS, statistics, and/or economics

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-orientation
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment; exceptional time management track record
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving and decision making capabilities

How to Apply: Apply online

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