World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address six critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water and sustainable cities.
We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect.
The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges,and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of nearly 700 people with work spanning 50 countries. We have offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States.
Internships at WRI provide opportunities for motivated young professionals to learn from our experts and participate in engaging work at the intersection of environment and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all of our programs and offices. We seek interns with diverse backgrounds and who are passionate about the environment to help us make a direct global impact. For more information, see our website: Internships at WRI.
The New Climate Economy (NCE) Project is seeking a versatile and detail-oriented individual to work with the Strategic Engagement Team, which directly supports the Global Commissioners on the Economy and Climate and partners to disseminate NCE messages through major moments such as the World Bank and IMF Meetings, WEF Annual and Regional Forums and the China-India Dialogue.
This is an excellent position for someone seeking to gain high-level experience with communication and engagement strategies within global climate and development initiatives, exposure to WRI’s economic analysis and the political economy of implementing sustainable development, and hone organizational, research and presentation skills within a respected international environmental organization.
NCE has provided the intellectual underpinnings that climate action is good for economic growth. NCE leverages the high-level access of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate – a group of 26 world leaders – to target economic decision-makers such as Heads of State, Ministers of Finance and CEOs. NCE works directly with multilateral initiatives and priority countries, and its findings have been reflected at the highest political levels, including by the leadership of development finance institutions and in national plans and green growth strategies of Colombia, Ethiopia and Uganda.
WRI is committed to ensuring gender equity across our program portfolios. As such, the Intern is expected to incorporate attention to gender where appropriate.
The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
Required: Completed degree from an accredited undergraduate or graduate program.
Degree preferred: International Relations, Economics, Environmental Science, Communications
Final candidate will be required to take a writing test
Salary: This is a paid intern position with an hourly rate based on experience.
Duration: 3 months with the possibility of an extension or full-time offer
Start/End Months: Late-May 2017 – Late-August 2017
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