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Intern - Climate and Forest

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 27/01/2012
Company Name ClientEarth
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Directory Entry : Environmental Jobs with ClientEarth. We work to protect the environment through advocacy, litigation and research. We use the best scientific and policy analysis when choosing strategic directions. Our legal action, whether in advocacy or in cases before courts and administrative bodies, is built on solid law and science.
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Based in London office

Internship Purpose: ClientEarth is seeking an enthusiastic intern to work in our Climate andForest programme. The internship will be at our mainLondon office and you will have the opportunity to be involved in research and analysis of legal and policy matters related to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+). These include identifying and analyzing international and regional sources of law relevant to the implementation of the REDD+ safeguards. You will have a degree in law, knowledge or experience of REDD+, and desirably you will also have specialization in international environmental law.  While this internship is primarily focussed on legal and policy research to support this project, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to assist in preparing advocacy and policy materials and assist with in-country case studies.

Key responsibilities

-          Assist with legal research of international and regional relevant sources of law,

-          Comparative legal analysis;

-          Assists with legal research of domestic laws, policies and institutions of in-country case studies;

-          Producing briefing notes for staff;

-          Liaising with and assisting climate and forest staff;

Required skills and competencies

-          Strong legal research skills;

-          Excellent written and oral communication skills;

-          Ability to produce high quality outputs;

-          Reliable and committed team member with strong interpersonal skills;

-          Highly creative, organized and pays attention to detail.

Person Specifications

-          Hold a law degree (essential);

-          Some work experience or demonstrable knowledge in REDD+ (essential);

-          Work experience or advance degree in international law/international environmental law (desirable);

-          Positive attitude and a strong commitment to working for the environment (essential);

-          Fluency in English (essential), and working knowledge of either Spanish or Portuguese (desirable).

About the role: We ask that interns commit to a minimum of 3 days per week for at least three months. The maximum duration for internships is six months. In instances where interns are not working full time, they should ideally commit to set days each week.

ClientEarth cover interns’ work-related expenses (travel and lunch) via a contribution of £10 for each day spent in the office.

Recruitment is open now and you should send your application as soon as possible and no later than 27th January 2012. We will review applications as they are received and we may interview candidates before the closing date.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Daniela Rey (drey@clientearth.org).

To apply: Please send us a CV along with the internship form which you can download from the website.

Please send your application by email to internship.uk@clientearth.org. Please include “ClientEarth Climate & forest intern -London” in the email subject line, and identify the documents you are sending by including “[your name] internship form” and “[your name] CV” in the file name.

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