ACT2025 DreamGREEN Intern

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World Resources Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

Internship Summary:

To qualify for WRI's DreamGREEN program, intern must be a BIPOC ( Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) student

Allied for Climate Transformation (ACT2025), which will convene key experts and stakeholders to identify together the necessary elements for the design of a strong ambition, solidarity, and prosperity ́package for the upcoming COP26 in the UK and COP27 in Africa. It will do so by convening, mobilizing, and strengthening key stakeholders capacity to inform, test and co-design and implement effectively such a package, so that it is perceived as just and supportive of vulnerable countries and communities priorities. The discussions will be based on existing, and new or emerging research and analysis. The consortium will deploy high level champions that would harness the analysis and push for decisive and transformational political signals. It will also supplement, inform other platforms, movements, or campaigns.

Internship Learning Outcomes:


  • Conduct research and analysis on issues critical to the success of theACT2025consortium
  • Conduct research on key themes of the Paris Agreement’s implementation, including on how Paris Agreement processes can be operationalized and made more effective
  • Support the publication of WRI Knowledge products

Communications & Engagement:

  • Engage with a diverse network of global stakeholders critical for the success of the climate negotiations in Glasgow
  • Contribute to the development an effective communications strategy forACT2025 to reach a global audience
  • Support the organization of convenings and other activities that will help deliver on the consortium’s outcomes

Project Management:

  • Support the management and coordination of a large international consortium
  • Collaborate with WRI staff in developing and implementing project-and task-tracking processes

Internship Qualifications:

  • To qualify for WRI's DreamGREEN program, intern must be a BIPOC ( Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) student
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Climate Policy, International Relations or a related field
  • Research experience on topics such as: climate change, global climate policy, climate mitigation, and international climate negotiations
  • Strong research skills
  • Familiarity with global climate politics, the Paris Agreement and NDC process
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • Interest in and commitment to environmental issues and policy, particularly in the international climate negotiations preferred


The pay range for this internship opportunity is between $16-20/hour, commensurate with qualifications.

Duration and Location

  • This is a full-time, 6-months internship with flexible start and end dates based on the student’s availability and need for the project.
  • This is a remote-based internship with the option to work out of the Washington D.C. office once it reopens.
  • WRI will provide a laptop for the duration of your internship.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

Program Overview (for Internship):

WRI has long been respected for its technical expertise and stakeholder engagement on climate action, including supporting implementation and enhanced ambition in a wide range of countries and contributing to successful international progress through the UNFCCC, the Paris Agreement process, and other fora. This work includes assessment of options and opportunities for increasing transparency and raising ambition of climate action, including by leveraging action in key sectors and convening across many types of stakeholders and actors, including business, cities, and states.

WRI Overview

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.

Internships at WRI are learning experiences designed for current students, recent graduates, and other candidates who wish to gain knowledge about a specific area of our work. We strive to attract diverse, intellectually driven candidates who have a passion for sustainability and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all our programs.

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