Reporting to: Global Development Manager – Trusts and Foundations
Duration: 3 months, with possibility of extension
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.
CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts.
Over 6,300 companies with some 55% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2017. This is in addition to the over 600 cities and 100 states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.
CDP’s Global Development Team is ambitious, dynamic and at the heart of everything CDP does. Half of CDP’s income comes from government and foundation fundraising and grants.
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
Do you have a passion for the environment and sustainability and want to make a difference?
As Global Development Volunteer Intern, you will be supporting the Global Development team to identify and research new potential funders and manage our current funding.
As with any expanding organisation there are challenges – you’ll need to be determined, tenacious and focused on solutions. In return you’ll be able to make a difference by working to achieve our mission of building a thriving economy that works for both people and planet in the long term.
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.
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 [email protected] with ‘Global Development Volunteer Intern’ in the subject.
The deadline is by 9:00AM Thursday 3 October.