CDSB is seeking an enthusiastic intern to work in our global secretariat to support the team in expanding the organisation’s scope beyond climate change to natural capital. The internship will be at our London office and you will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities including research, communications, policy and campaigns.
This opportunity will allow you to gain experience and skills across a number of key areas and will be valuable experience for anyone seeking a career in the areas of research, communications, environmental policy and campaigning, climate change and sustainable business. The internship will run across a key milestone as CDSB rebrands and repositions itself, launches a new reporting framework and a number of key pieces of technical research whilst running a campaign on climate change disclosure and fiduciary duty to support the positive agenda in the lead up to the UN climate negotiations in Paris in 2015 and prepares its new strategy.
Tasks will vary from researching international policy and regulation, preparing briefings, event coordination for the launch of our framework, to updating the website and social media activities, supporting the Executive and Managing Directors. A positive attitude and a commitment to working for the environment, self-motivation, intellectual curiosity and the ability to grasp new and complex topics will be key to your success.
You will have regular learning and development opportunities and be given full support in developing the skills needed to thrive in a professional environment. You will have the opportunity to hone your skills in a number of key areas and receive constructive feedback on your work from experienced professionals.
Key requirements and skills
- Candidates will be educated to graduate level;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Willingness to learn and the ability to pick up new skills quickly;
- Able to act on initiative with a degree of autonomy;
- Friendly and personable individual that can work well in a team;
Desirable but not essential
- An interest in and knowledge of climate change, sustainable development, natural capital, corporate reporting, international accounting standards, economics and finance;
- Working knowledge of other languages.
CDSB is looking to recruit an intern for 4 days per week for at least 3 months. The maximum duration for internships is 6 months. In instances where interns are not working full time, they should ideally commit to set days each week. Please note: this role is an unpaid internship. Lunch and travel expenses within London (zones 1-6) will be reimbursed.
CDP London office, 3rd Floor, Quadrant House, 4 Thomas More Square, Thomas More Street, London, E1W 1YW
To apply for this position or if you have any questions on this role please email Thomas O’Neill at Thomas.email@example.com. Please include “CDSB Project Support” in the email subject line, and identify the documents you are sending by including “[your name] cover letter” and “[your name] CV” in the file name.
Deadline for submissions:9am, March 12 2015;
More information on CDSB and CDP can be found at www.cdsb.net.