Application Deadline: June 22, 2018
Preferred Start Date: September/October 2018
The Climate and Energy intern works closely with the Program Directors for our Climate and Energy and Climate Policy and Finance programs. The Climate and Energy program focuses on facilitating an energy transition away from fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas, to a system largely based on renewable energies, such as wind and solar. The Climate Policy and Finance program analyses and monitors the emerging global climate finance architecture, particularly public climate funds, and helps coordinate civil society participation and input into the new Green Climate Fund (GCF) with a focus on ensuring that climate financing is fully gender-responsive.
This internship is well suited for students interested in energy and the environment, with a focus on just energy transitions and sustainable, economic development - particularly in the global south and in underrepresented communities. Applicants should be self-motivated and independent workers.
Applications from mid-career professionals or applicants who have already completed a Master's or Ph.D. will not be accepted.
NOTE: Washington, DC is an expensive city. We encourage serious applicants to apply for external funding and scholarships if necessary.
In addition to routine tasks, interns are required to complete a capstone project on a topic of their choosing. Capstones can be one extensive piece or a combination of the following:
Diversity and inclusion are among the top priorities of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. We welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
In your application, please adhere to common US application standards. Do not include personally identifying information such as a photograph, date of birth, marital status, or gender in your application.
Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 5 weeks of the application deadline.
For more information, please visit our website: https://us.boell.org/internships