Duration: 3 months - starting August 2020
Days per week: We will be flexible in our approach and discuss your volunteering hours with you.
Established a decade ago, CDP’s innovative Water Security initiative has driven a step change in the way in which the private sector engages with water issues. As we turn our sights to the future, we are seeking a dynamic individual to work alongside the Water Security team to undertake research and develop insights needed to deliver CDP’s Water Security Strategy globally.
The internship programme
Given the current pandemic it may not be possible to work from our London office for some or all of the internship. Applicants should therefore be prepared to seek access to a quiet space with internet access to work from. We will discuss working arrangements with all candidates and seek to meet needs as far as possible.
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
You will be responsible for supporting the upgrade of our Water Impact Matrix, an innovative tool which has the potential to drive investor action on water issues. The tool is based on scientific research and ranks industrial activities according to their impact on water quantity and quality at different stages in their value chains.
The tool is currently used to identify the most impactful companies that we ask to respond to CDP’s water questionnaire. We are developing the tool further so that it can be used by investors to pinpoint the most impactful parts of their portfolios from a water perspective.
This is a crucial part of our ambition to ensure investors are more aware of water issues within their investment portfolios and can therefore make sound investment decisions, driving meaningful corporate action on water use.
Key skills/tasks include
Required skills and competencies
Desirable skills and competencies
This is not a salaried position. We will cover your 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 ‘Water Security Intern” in the subject. The deadline is 7th August at midday.
Before you apply
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