Duration: Minimum 2 months – starting ASAP
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 3 days a week.
CDP’s work on forests aims to remove commodity-drive deforestation from corporate value chains and to improve global understanding of deforestation-related risk. We provide the only platform where companies can disclose on the commodities most responsible for deforestation globally: timber, palm oil, cattle products, soy and rubber.
Companies recognize that the environmental and social impacts of deforestation threaten to reduce profits and increase risks. CDP works with companies to manage these risks and continue the transition to a low-carbon economy. There are huge opportunities to be seized by the companies that are proactively tackling deforestation in their operations and supply chain.
The internship programme
To apply for the programme 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 research skills. You will get to grips with the latest trends in corporate deforestation, gain detailed insight into how various sectors and commodities are driving deforestation and explore the latest solutions to safeguard forests.
Key skills/tasks include
Required skills and competencies
Desirable skills and competencies
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.
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 one page, to [email protected] with ‘Your name_Forests internship’ in the subject. The deadline is 6pm (BST) on Monday 26th August.