Climate and Energy Program Internship

  • Worldwatch Institute
  • 1400 16th Street NW,Washington, DC 20036, United States
  • Mar 16, 2017
Part time Climate Change/GHG Energy Energy - Solar Energy - Wind Renewable Energy

Job Description

Type: Part time & full time (un-paid, eligible for class credit)
Start Date: Fall 2017 semester (August-December)
Duration:  3 months (flexible for longer commitment)

Position Summary:  The Worldwatch Institute, headquartered in Washington D.C., seeks to hire D.C.-based interns to work in our Climate & Energy program. Successful candidates will work closely with Institute staff to conduct in-depth research and analysis on a broad range of issues related to international renewable energy policy, international climate negotiations, climate finance, and low-emissions development strategies worldwide.

Track and analyze climate and energy data, market developments and policies in one or more geographic areas Current geographic target areas include Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, Trans-Atlantic, and Asia. Topical foci include Sustainable Energy Roadmaps and Implementation Plans, climate finance, sustainable energy technology, market, and policy development analysis;
Contribute to Worldwatch project proposal development, reports, and policy papers and support ongoing research, writing, and presentations of senior staff by producing research memos and other briefing material;
Carry forward at least one independent research project, to be featured in the Worldwatch blog or other publications;
Participate and help manage Worldwatch projects, events, and communications

The ideal candidate will have:
A degree in environmental policy, economics, international affairs, government and legal studies, natural resource management, or other relevant field;
A strong interest in, and knowledge of, sustainable energy and/or climate-compatible development;
Excellent writing and communication skills;
The ability to understand and articulate sophisticated economic, policy and technical analyses;
Good quantitative and qualitative  research skills;
An attention to detail and data accuracy;
Outstanding interpersonal skills enabling him/her to work well both in teams and independently;
Good humor;
No timidity to mention her/his French, German, Spanish or other language skills – they are a plus but no prerequisite.
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Job Level

Entry-level, Intern (Not Paid)


Nonprofit- NGO


Un-paid, eligible for class credit