Climate and Energy Climate-compatible Development and Renewable Energy Policy Intern
Type: Internship, unpaid
Duration: 3 months (January-March 2014), Part time/full time (flexible)
Position Summary: The Worldwatch Institute, headquartered in Washington, D.C., seeks to hire D.C.-based interns to work in our Climate and Energy program. The successful candidates will work closely with Institute staff to conduct research and analysis on issues related to low-emissions development strategies, renewable energy policy, and international climate finance, with particular geographic focus on Latin America and the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, India, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the United States.
- Track and analyze climate and energy data and policies (in the U.S. and abroad);
- Contribute to climate finance research;
- Assist the Climate and Energy team in ongoing research projects;
- Contribute to proposal development and grant applications across a wide range of issues;
- Contribute to Worldwatch publications, including reports, blogs, and policy papers.
- Demonstrated strong interest in both climate and energy issues;
- Advanced degree in environmental policy, economics, international affairs, government and legal studies, natural resource management, or other relevant field;
- Excellent writing skills;
- Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills, and the ability to understand and articulate sophisticated economic, policy, and technical analyses;
- Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills enabling him/her to work well both in teams and independently;
- French or Spanish language skills preferred.
About the Climate and Energy Program:
Improved technology, high energy prices, and concerns about climate change are creating favorable markets for transforming energy systems around the world. Worldwatch's Climate and Energy program identifies key components of energy and transportation systems that aim to de-carbonize the global economy, boost energy efficiency, spur innovation and job creation, address resource scarcity, and reduce local environmental pollution. Our team focuses on a variety of important topics including international climate policy and finance, climate-compatible development strategies, and small-scale renewable energy entrepreneurship.
To apply: Please email a resume, cover letter, and a brief (2-3 page) writing sample, as well as any other relevant material to Katie Auth at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Climate and Energy Internship" in the subject line.
No telephone calls, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview.