Intern, Climate Policy Lab Fellow, Tufts University – Washington DC

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The NDC Partnership is looking for a Country Engagement Fellow to support country engagement work, specifically in how to expand south-south learning and exchange of best practices. The Fellow will collaborate with members of the country engagement team to better understand how to collect, share, and replicate lessons-learned within countries and at the level of development partners, within/across countries, and/or through implementation of the Partnership’s Country Engagement Strategy.

WRI Overview

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address six critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water and sustainable cities.

Internships at WRI provide opportunities for motivated, young professionals to learn from our experts and participate in engaging work at the intersection of environment and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all our programs and offices. We seek interns with diverse backgrounds and who are passionate about the environment to help us make a direct global impact.

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.

NDC Partnership Overview

The NDC Partnership engages directly with ministries and other stakeholders to assess needs and identify opportunities for collaboration across sectors, regions, and international partners. Leveraging the skills and resources of multiple partners towards a common objective, set by the government, is a unique value proposition that the Partnership brings to its in-country work. Through the Partnership, members provide targeted and coordinated technical assistance so that nations can effectively develop and implement robust climate and development plans. The Partnership aims to scale ambitions and impacts of climate actions by delivering support through unified processes and systems on the ground. Assistance may range from supporting policy and strategy formulation and implementation of NDCs, to mobilizing resources and designing monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

Internship Summary

The NDC Partnership is looking for a Country Engagement Fellow to support country engagement work, specifically in how to expand south-south learning and exchange of best practices. The Fellow will collaborate with members of the country engagement team to better understand how to collect, share, and replicate lessons-learned within countries and at the level of development partners, within/across countries, and/or through implementation of the Partnership’s Country Engagement Strategy. Furthermore, this will be an opportunity for the Fellow to spend up to 20 percent of their time conducting research in line with the work of the NDC Partnership as specifically relates to their capstone/thesis.

Learning Outcomes

  • Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of country partners and the strategies behind achieving them
  • Research and development of high-level informative documents and reports
  • Working and communicating with multinational organizations and governments
  • Results-based management and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Frameworks

Internship Qualifications

  • Student must be currently enrolled in Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy; Masters of International Business, Fletcher, Tufts University program
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Extremely organized and excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work calmly and enthusiastically under pressure and tight timelines
  • Highly responsible, self-motivated
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to interact with colleagues of different cultural backgrounds and professional levels
  • Excellent qualitative and/or quantitative research and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work and communicate with teams from different countries.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and internet research
  • Flexibility to work irregular schedules in order to accommodate coordination with global project partners and team members across time zones.

General Internship Requirements

  • Applicants must have personal health insurance coverage.
  • U.S. work authorization is required for this opportunity. WRI does not sponsor interns for visas.

Stipend

This position is dependent on the student receiving a stipend from the Climate Policy Lab at Tufts University. WRI does not offer stipend for this internship.

Duration

This is a three-month (12 week) summer internship with flexible start and end dates (May to September) based on the student’s availability and need for the project.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

The World Resources Institute (http://www.wri.org) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI’s policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.

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