Internship – Forests Policy at CDP
Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 months – starting January 2021
CDP’s work on forests aims to remove commodity-driven 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.
The CDP Policy Engagement team works in a collaborative way to address any CDP policy and public affairs activity that is coordinated centrally, by working closely alongside a variety of internal teams and external stakeholders. This role is at the intersection of the organization’s work on Policy and Forests. You will support the Global Policy Team in implementing our forests and policy strategy, researching on current developments in commodity driven deforestation, international climate and biodiversity policy.
Role, purpose and background:
This internship is ideal for someone seeking to put into practice their research and policy 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. You will also contribute to CDP’s engagement in global climate and biodiversity policy at COP25 and COP15.
Your role includes:
Desirable skills and competencies:
Previous experience on deforestation issues, either through internships, work or education.
What we offer:
You will report to the Policy Officer, Forests and to the Senior Global Policy Manager Forests. You will receive an induction, on-the-job training, coaching and one-to-one support. Interns will get an insight into how an international environmental NGO operates with the opportunity to attend meetings and ask questions. The position is open only for candidates enrolled at a German University and who are able to work legally in Germany.
Days per week: We will be flexible in our approach and discuss your internship hours with you. We are looking for someone to be available for 40 hours a week.
Interested? 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, in English, to [email protected] with ‘Your name_Policy and Forests Internship’ in the subject line. The deadline is [6pm (CET) on Monday 4th January]. The expected start date is 25th January 2021.
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