Europe, Middle East and Africa Engagement Intern (Cities, States and Regions)

CDP Worldwide


Volunteer • Part Time Catherine Higham

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Monday, 24th February 2020   2 days left

Duration: 3 months - starting as soon as possible

Days per week: We will be flexible in our approach and discuss your volunteering hours with you. We are looking for someone to be present at our London office for 2-3 days a week.

About CDP’s Cities, States and Regions program:

Over 920 local and regional governments worldwide are measuring and disclosing environmental data through CDP and ICLEI’s unified reporting system in order to manage emissions, build resilience, protect themselves from climate impacts and create better places for people to live and work.

The internship program

To apply for the program you must live in London or a reasonable commuting distance from our London office, which is located centrally.

All our volunteer interns will be assigned to a volunteer intern supervisor and will receive an induction, on-the-job training, coaching and one-to-one support. On successful completion of their placement, volunteer interns can request a reference.

Interns will get an insight into how an international environmental NGO operates with the opportunity to attend meetings and ask questions.

Role, purpose and background

This internship is ideal for someone seeking to put into practice their engagement, research, and analysis skills. You will get to grips with the climate actions that cities, states and regions are taking to reduce emissions, adapt to climate change, and finance the clean economy transition.

Key tasks include

  • Conducting research regarding climate action at city and sub-national level on risk and vulnerability to climate change to inform EMEA team engagement;
  • Supporting the EMEA team to ensure participation in CDP’s cities, states, and regions annual disclosure cycle by engaging cities and states & regions in Europe, Middle East, and Africa;
  • Supporting disclosure-related activities including webinars and workshops;
  • Tracking engagement activities;
  • Helping to maintain an internal database for EMEA cities, states, and regions contacts;
  • Support the team in other areas when and where necessary.

Required skills and competencies

  • Outgoing and personable attitude—strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage and follow up via phone and email;
  • The ability to come up to speed quickly and independently with technical information (such as emissions targets or Global Covenant of Mayors badge requirements);
  • Some experience in analyzing data sets;
  • Excellent communication and written skills and high attention to detail;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Capable of working independently, yet as part of a team;
  • Well organised; reliable, consistent; get-the-job-done attitude; and
  • Able to work against deadlines.

Desirable skills and competencies

  • Competency in French, Italian, German and/ or any other European language.
  • Previous work experience.


This is not a salaried position. We will cover your day-to-day travel and lunch expenses in line with our expenses policy. Lunch expenses will only be provided on days where over 3.5 hours volunteering have been completed.

Before you apply

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How to apply

Interested applicants must be eligible to volunteer legally in the UK.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and competencies, which should be no more than two pages, to with ‘EMEA Cities, States, and Regions Internship’ in the subject. The deadline is 5pm on Monday 24th February 2020.

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