Climate Adaptation and Resilience Intern, Washington DC Job at World Resources Institute, Washington DC

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  • World Resources Institute
  • Washington DC

Job Description

About the Program:

WRI’s Climate Adaptation & Resilience Team works with governments, multilateral institutions, and civil society to accelerate adaptation action. Program Link: This position is hybrid and will require a few days per week in our Washington DC office. What you will do: As the Climate Adaptation & Resilience Intern anchored with the Resilience and Adaptation Mainstreaming Program (RAMP), you will contribute to and be supported by a global team working to improve the capacity of governments in vulnerable countries to manage climate change risks and mobilize adaptation finance in alignment with their national development priorities. You will report to Bradley Kratzer. Project Link: Internship Learning Outcomes: The outputs of this internship can be tailored to your specific interests in ongoing workstreams, but the main areas of your responsibilities will include the following: Program Management and Analysis Support daily program management including, for example, by summarizing meetings and co-developing dashboards to track and communicate project performance. Support the collection, analysis, and summary of project performance data. Communications and Engagement Contribute to external communications assets that highlight RAMP’s delivery model and achievements, including through technical blogs and RAMP’s bi-monthly newsletter. Support the management of RAMP’s external partnerships, including with leading universities, central ministries, and international technical partners. Contribute to WRI insights articles that explore new areas or distill key findings from technical papers related to adaptation finance and economics. Research Design and develop profiles for RAMP partner countries that highlight, for example, available analyses of the economic and financial aspects of climate change risk and adaptation (whether done by the government, academia, or donors) and each country’s emerging climate adaptation and resilience priorities. Conduct a stocktake of capacity-building activities that are relevant to RAMP curriculum and being offered in RAMP countries by international organizations (e.g., the World Bank, IMF, and UNDP), universities, or other international programs. Support the design and implementation of methodologies to evaluate adaptation-related institutional capacities the use of climate information by partners as a result of RAMP activities. What you will need: Pursuing or recently completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, international development, environmental studies, or another relevant subject. Proficiency in Excel, Power Point, and other Microsoft Office applications. General awareness of climate adaptation and resilience and/or economic development topics. Writing skills and ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to popular audiences. At least one year of full-time experience working with international audiences on issues related to economics, international development, and/or climate adaptation. Strong understanding of key concepts and international actors related to climate adaptation and resilience and/or economic development. Compensation The pay for this internship opportunity is $20 for undergrads; $22 for graduates and $24 for PhD. Length of Contract: This is a full-time, 3-month internship with a flexible start and end date. Location: This is a hybrid internship that will be based out of our Washington D.C. office. You will be required to work in the Washington DC office at least 8 days per month. WRI will provide a laptop for the duration of your internship.
How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with a cover letter by March 11, 2024. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. About Us: Founded in 1982, 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 seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

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. Internships at WRI are learning experiences designed for current students, recent graduates, and other candidates who wish to gain knowledge about a specific area of our work. We strive to attract diverse, intellectually driven candidates who have a passion for sustainability and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all our programs.
WRI is committed to advancing gender, racial, and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.
Our mission and values: WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.

Job Tags

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