This project falls within WRI’s climate data, or TRAC (Tools, Reporting, and Analysis for Climate) initiative, which works to develop tools, standards, data platforms, and analysis that provide the foundation for large-scale climate action and facilitate the transformation of climate data into climate action. The position will be full time and based in WRI’s Washington, DC office.
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:
- Conducting large-scale qualitative and quantitative research on climate commitments and relevant climate data, including emissions data, national climate plans, climate policies, climate finance, and others
- Helping to collect, clean, and manipulate large and varied datasets
- Reviewing and improving data and data collection methods
- Identifying compelling stories and trends in the data to highlight in blog posts or other written materials
- Helping to develop outreach materials for conferences and other external events
- Setting up calls and meetings with internal and external stakeholders, taking notes, and keeping track of follow-up actions as needed
- Liaising with other programs and centers, as well as with WRI’s international offices
- Providing input on the project development process and taking initiative to suggest improvements where needed
Degree : Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy, Sustainability, Global Development, or related topic; Master’s degree preferred.
- Excellent research skills and ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
- Ability to problem solve and think creatively
- Self-motivated and flexible
- Detail oriented, well organized, and efficient
- Familiarity with relevant climate data, e.g. greenhouse gas emissions, mitigation targets, climate finance, and adaptation
- Familiarity and/or experience with international climate policy or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
- Quantitative skills, including comfort with advanced Excel functionality preferred
- Experience with data visualizations is a plus
- WRI does not sponsor interns for visas of any kind. Must have authorization to work in the U.S. to be eligible for this position.
Salary: This is a paid intern position with an hourly rate based on experience.
Duration: 6 months
Start/End Months: September/October to February
How to Apply
Qualified applicants must apply online at careers.wri.org to be considered.