Intern Spring 2023: Just and Inclusive Economy

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Intern Spring 2023: Just and Inclusive Economy

About Ceres

Ceres is a nonprofit organization working with the most influential capital market leaders to solve the world’s greatest sustainability challenges. Through our powerful networks and global collaborations of investors, companies, and nonprofits, we drive action and inspire equitable market-based and policy solutions throughout the economy to build a just and sustainable future.

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About the Internship Program

This 10-week immersive program provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to have an impact in Ceres’ environmental mission that tackles the world’s largest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. Interns are embedded into Ceres’ teams to work alongside a supervisor to support learning, training, and organization navigation. For the duration of the program, students meet regularly with their leader to discuss development and support through biweekly check-ins, a midterm check-in, and a final review. Interns can expect to complete a presentation at the end of the work program to showcase their experience at Ceres.

This role is a temporary, part-time (15-20 hours per week) position that is remote or may be based in Boston, MA or San Francisco, CA. Candidates must be flexible to work with employees in all US time zones.

About the Just and Inclusive Economy Team

At Ceres, we’re committed to addressing Just and Inclusive Economies (JIE) issues within each work stream. JIE focuses on environmental equity and being mindful of those that are disproportionately impacted by climate change. Our current approach is to develop and maintain meaningful relationships with entities that are working at the community level. The JIE team aligns with the Ceres mission to guide companies to strengthen their business by realizing a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), achieve equality and equity across wages and benefits and better prepare for the future by supporting a just and inclusive transition for their workforce and the communities they are a part of.

The Ceres JIE team is seeking a detail-oriented and accomplished researcher to contribute to the event planning and research focus areas of our team. This role will focus predominantly on a JIE spotlight event being held in October 2023, with a focus on environmental justice in a United States context. The work of this internship will align with the Ceres agenda outlined in the “Build a Just and Inclusive Economy” section of the Ceres Roadmap 2030.

Job Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research on environmental justice through a JIE lens
  • Communicate with external contacts regarding event planning logistics including:
  • Space reservation
  • AV/technology needs
  • Catering
  • Attendee registration
  • Draft talking points for event engagements such as fireside chats and small group discussions
  • Research external grassroots organizations for possible event collaboration
  • Collect event materials such as travel logistics, event agendas, and speaker bios
  • Take notes on event planning and coordination calls

  • Awareness of the issues covered in the “Build a Just and Inclusive Economy” section of the Ceres Roadmap 2030, gained through relevant life, academic, or career experience
  • Experience reviewing and synthesizing multiple different sources of qualitative information into a cohesive case for action
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize responsibilities, and work independently while being part of a team
  • Prior educational or professional experience in event planning is a plus
  • Prior professional experience (full-time, part-time) is a plus
  • College degree not required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity
  • Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization
  • The hours of this position are flexible and can be formed around other academic/work schedules
Compensation: The salary for all intern positions is $17/hr.

How to apply

Join our team by applying to Careers at Ceres. We encourage all applicants to review our website to learn more about Ceres’ goals, mission, and values. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three references.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you have questions related to the above or need a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, please contact our ADA Coordinator at

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.