Programme and Communication Intern

Climate Strategies

Central London
London Living Wage

Paid • Full Time • Temporary

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

Closing date: Tuesday, 14th July 2020   2 days left

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain experience in:

  • Coordinating impactful projects?
  • Organising events in Europe and around the world?
  • Working with an international network of climate researchers and practitioners?
  • Increasing the real-world impact of research?
  • 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. We work as an essential partner on climate research projects internationally to ensure engagement and impact. Our international members network includes over 90 world class researchers, covering a diverse range of geographies and disciplines.

The small and dynamic Climate Strategies team collaborates with our members on a number of exciting and interesting projects, which include:

  • Just transition
  • Climate finance
  • Governance of negative emissions technologies
  • Industrial transformation to net climate neutrality
  • Complexity science approaches to economic modelling
  • Co-production of climate solutions
  • UNFCCC process and the Paris Agreement

Our approach:

Inspire: Incubate ideas and develop climate policy research proposals

Engage: Organise consultations and facilitate dialogue among researchers and climate policymakers

Convene: Initiate, plan and organise multi-disciplinary events

Translate: Publish research in accessible formats in order to inform relevant audiences

What we are looking 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, dynamic team, covering a diverse range of roles, from business development and project management to stakeholder engagement and communications. Our small team aims to achieve large goals. The role offers the opportunity to gain experience across multiple areas of project development. The ideal candidate will be proactive, committed, flexible, adaptive and a quick learner.

We offer a six-month internship contract, with genuine potential for extension and promotion.

Your skills and experience:

  • Graduate in a relevant degree (climate, environment, sustainability, international policy, etc.), plus relevant work experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management and experience of working in a project based environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to engage and communicate effectively with external stakeholders
  • Ability to synthesise complex research into accessible formats for a range of audiences
  • Outstanding organisation and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks across several projects
  • A self-starter who can oversee projects from start to finish
  • Advanced IT skills, including Microsoft Office, internet-based tools, and social media
  • Excellent grasp of the current climate policy context
  • Experience in climate communications, and understanding of how social media can advance climate action and research
  • An understanding of the research – policy interface (and a desire to learn more!)

Desirable (would be an advantage, although not essential to the role)

  • Interest in industrial decarbonisation policy
  • Fluent in a second language

Salary: London Living Wage

The job would in principle be based at our offices in Aldgate, Central London; however, a significant amount of home working may be required, depending on the developing situation with Covid19. At this time, the team is fully operational working from home.

How to apply: Interested candidates should send their CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page) to by 14 July, 23:59 BST.

Please note you must have a legal right to live and work in the UK.

Our past intern said about the role:

"Having only been at Climate Strategies six months, I have had the opportunity to work with incredible researchers across a range of topics, alongside being actively encouraged to take the lead across a diverse range of projects and tasks. The role is dynamic, fast-paced and challenging, with an incredibly supportive organisational atmosphere."

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