The cross-programmatic Climate and Energy Program (CEP) and EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute's Center for Sustainable Transport, Transport and Climate Change Signature Initiative Team is looking for a research intern for its Washington, DC office.
The CEP-EMBARQ Transport & Climate Research Intern will work closely with CEP-EMBARQ’s Transport & Climate Team with supporting the Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership Transport Working Group’s events and webinars. The intern will also support CEP and EMBARQ researchers on a variety of research and writing assignments on topics that include sustainable low-carbon transport instruments and financial mechanisms.
The position reports to the Director of the Transport & Climate Signature Initiative. It is a 6-month, paid internship with possibility of extension. The intern would ideally start in September 2013.
This will be a unique hands-on experience that will also create immediate impact for the Transport & Climate Signature Initiative.
- Maintains relationships with external partners on related research and action.
- Maintains relations with internal partners.
- Supports planning and implementation of LEDS regional and global workshops and webinars.
- Contributes additional resources to the LEDS Transport Toolkit.
- Develops an inventory of transport and climate projects in EMBARQ and WRI.
- Contributes blog posts about transport and climate to EMBARQ’s CityFix Blog and WRI’s Insight’s Blog.
- Coordinates with members of the Program Area Network (PAN) for the monthly Climate Conference Call.
30% Research and Data Analysis:
- Assists with research and data analysis on topics related to sustainable low-carbon transport instruments and financial mechanisms.
- Collects and analyzes information; and monitors and analyzes relevant material from conferences and seminars, academic journals, and reports from a wide variety of sources, including NGOs.
- Plans and executes quantitative data analysis; prepares results to complement published material.
- Summarizes existing literature and research results for incorporation into research publications, presentations, and briefing memos.
- Works collaboratively with research staff to develop and complete writing assignments.
- Completes assignments while identifying gaps as well as questions, and in accordance with deadlines.
- Occasional manuscript review and factual verification.
- Participates in meetings as related to special assignments.
- Gains clear knowledge of program structure and protocol by learning organizational chart, research portfolios, administrative units, and associated staff.
- Provides office support to include word processing, scanning, copying, filing, and mailing.
- Bachelor’s degree in economics, urban planning, public policy, or other related field
- At least 1 year of relevant full-time professional experience
- Demonstrated research experience in transport planning and climate change
- Fluent in English
- Strong writing skills
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Capacity to learn other types of graphics and presentation programs
- Experience with online outreach and social media
- Competence to undertake high-profile research assignments with minimal supervision
- Ability to work well in a team, juggle multiple priorities and work under tight deadlines
- Master’s degree
- At least 2 years of relevant work experience
- Knowledge of conferencing technologies such as GoToMeeting, Skype, etc.
- Knowledge of Spanish, Mandarin, or Portuguese
- Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop or other design programs is a plus.
Salary: Commensurate with education, experience and position responsibilities. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.
Start Date & End Date: September 2013. End date negotiable.
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and one-page writing sample at wri.org/careers. No phone calls please.