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Transport and Climate Intern

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
Location   District of Columbia
Type   Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status   Full Time
Level   Voluntary & Interns
Company Name   EMBARQ
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Transport and Climate Intern


The Transport and Climate Intern will start in August 2014 and will work closely with the team supporting research on climate finance in the transport sector and the Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) Transport Working Group’s efforts that include capacity building outreach (i.e. webinars, workshops) and supporting policymaking efforts in Peru. The intern will also support EMBARQ and CEP researchers on a variety of research and writing assignments on topics that include co-benefits, policy instruments and financial mechanisms to support sustainable low-carbon transport.

The Transport and Climate Change initiative is a cross-programmatic team with EMBARQ, the sustainable transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the Climate and Energy Program (CEP). Therefore the overall objective of the Transport & Climate initiative is to demonstrate that low-carbon transport pathway is doable and produce sustainable/development benefits in order to mobilize the reduction potential of emissions from transport in urban cities.


The intern will gain experience in the following areas:

Research and Data Analysis (60%):

  • Assisting with research and data analysis on topics related to sustainable low-carbon transport definition and financial mechanisms, Monitoring Reporting Verification (MRV) framework and principles that could be established to track these commitments, and mechanism to leverage the multilateral development banks (MDBs) commitment with private finance

  • Collecting and analyzing information; and monitoring and analyzing relevant material from conferences and seminars, academic journals, and reporting from a wide variety of sources, including NGOs.

  • Planning and executing quantitative data analysis; preparing results to complement published material.

  • Summarizing existing literature and research results for incorporation into research publications, presentations, and briefing memos.

  • Working collaboratively with research staff to develop and complete writing assignments. Completing assignments while identifying gaps as well as questions, and in accordance with deadlines.

  • Contributing additional resources to the LEDS Transport Toolkit.

  • Researching on the legal framework to mainstream climate change in Peruvian policymaking and budgeting.

Outreach (20%):

  • Maintaining relationships with external partners on related research and action.

  • Maintaining relations with internal partners

  • Assist with preparing outreach presentations

  • Contributes blog posts about transport and climate to EMBARQ’s CityFix Blog and WRI’s Insight’s Blog.

Administrative (20%):

  • Coordinating the monthly meeting of the Practice Area Network (PAN)

  • Providing general administrative support to include word processing, copying, etc.

  • Supporting project development and proposal writing

  • Maintaining a master calendar of project milestones that include relevant conferences, research and publications, and other related events.


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, public policy, or other related field required, Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Excellent research skills

  • Excellent writing skills

  • High proficiency in Spanish

  • Strong oral communications skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team

  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner

  • Familiarity and experience with transport planning and climate change

  • Ability to work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure

  • Strong online research and computer skills

  • Visualization skills, such as complicated graphics, tables, etc.

  • Ability to think creatively

  • Flexible

  • Highly responsible, self-motivated

  • Good sense of humor

  • Professional and/or research experience in one or more of the following topic areas: transport, climate change, climate finance

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team

  • Extremely well organized and efficient

Final candidate will be required to take a writing test

Salary: This is a paid intern position with an hourly rate based on experience.

Duration: 6 months

Location: Washington, DC

Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

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