Programme and Communication Associate (Internship)

Climate Strategies

London Living Wage

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract +44 (0)7539 552147 Julie-Anne Hogbin

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Monday, 16th December 2019  

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain experience:

  • Coordinating impactful projects?
  • Organising events in Europe and around the world?
  • Coordinating an international network of climate researchers and policy makers?
  • Applying and furthering your knowledge of climate change and international policy?

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

What we do:

 “Bridging the research-policy interface to catalyse climate action”

Through our role as a trusted neutral convener, Climate Strategies acts as a science-policy broker to facilitate multi-level engagement between researchers, policymakers and practitioners. Our international members network includes over 90 world class researchers, covering a diverse range of geographies and disciplines. 

The small Climate Strategies Secretariat collaborate with our Members on a number of exciting and interesting projects, including:

  • Just Transition in Coal Intensive Regions
  • Climate Finance
  • Governance of Negative Emissions Technologies
  • Decarbonising Energy Intensive Industry (i.e. Steel, Aluminium, Cement)
  • UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement
  • Transport and Building Policy

Our approach:

  • Inspire: Incubate ideas and develop climate policy research proposals
  • Engage: Organise consultations and facilitate dialogue among researchers and climate policy-makers
  • Convene: Initiate, plan and organise multi-disciplinary events
  • Translate: Publish research in accessible formats in order to inform relevant audiences

What we are looking or for:

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, hardworking, organised and self-motivated. A strategic mind-set is important as we are a small team working across a diverse range of roles, aiming to achieve large goals. The role offers opportunity to gain experience across multiple different areas of project work. The ideal candidate will be proactive, committed, flexible and a quick learner.

The contract length will be six months in first instance, with strong potential for extension and promotion after a three-month probation period.

Your skills and experience:

  • Graduate in a relevant degree (climate, environment, sustainability, international policy etc.), relevant work experience an advantage;
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management and experience of working in a project environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Ability to engage and communicate effectively with external stakeholders;
  • Outstanding organisation and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks;
  • Self-starter who can oversee projects from start to finish;
  • Advanced IT skills including Microsoft, internet based tools and social media. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite would be an advantage;
  • Good grasp of current climate policy context.

How to apply:

The job would be based at our offices in Central London. Interested candidates should send their CV and cover later (max. 1 page) to by Monday 16 December (midnight GMT).

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.

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