Global Project Management Office Intern

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World Resources Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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12 days ago

About the Program:

The Global Project Management Office (PMO) focuses on building high value through initiatives that transform project management across WRI’s growing network. We set and maintain Project Management (PM) standards, approaches, frameworks, and tools that are agile and flexible for a multitude of projects of varying complexities. We engage in activities that cultivate a project management culture and community of practice. This Office also facilitates capacity development through training and learning opportunities, along with providing coaching/mentoring, as necessary. The PMO also manages WRI’s project management and work collaboration software. Program and portfolio reporting, risk management, and lessons learned are also some strategic remit areas. We strive to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of project and program delivery.

This position is fully remote.

What you will do:

In this role, you will contribute to shaping a center of excellence for project management for over 1,500 WRI colleagues. You will be critical towards WRI’s growth by advancing and integrating institute-wide approaches to deliver initiatives that align with our strategic goals and long-term vision. As an intern with our team, you will assist with establishing project management standards, frameworks, and processes to facilitate the work of project managers. You will also support the implementation and management of WRI’s Project Management tool – Asana. You will assist in creating awareness of Asana’s benefits, managing change, providing training, and collaborating with teams to support their adoption and usage. You will report to the PM Lead.

Internship Learning Outcomes:

Project Management Support

  • Support the PMO team in the research and design of PM standards, processes, frameworks, and templates.
  • Assist in activities to foster a PM culture through content development for: Resource Hub, which includes a central repository for project templates, documentation, and sharing of best practices; Intranet; Community of Practice; Teams Channels.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of knowledge building initiatives, including online training, guides/handbooks.
  • Support the implementation of existing PMO initiatives, where necessary Asana Implementation & Management.
  • Assist with the rollout of Asana across the WRI network, including coordination with International Offices.
  • Contribute to the development of training content and videos, and preparation for any live training.
  • Help create workflows, automations, and templates.
  • Update training resources via Intranet and Resource Hub.
  • Support staff with resolving issues, automations, and related requests

What you will need:

  • Enrolled in or have completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Project Management, or other relevant areas.
  • Interest/experience researching and consolidating information into processes, workflows, presentations, and other documentation.
  • Experience with delivering presentations and the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical people.
  • Ability to utilize various tools such as PowerPoint, Asana, or other design/presentation platforms.
  • Comfortable interning remotely


The pay range for this internship opportunity is $20/ hour for undergrads and $22/ hour for graduates.

Length of Contract:

This is a part-time (20 hours per week), 3-month internship with a flexible start and end date.


  • 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 with a cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

About Us: Founded in 1982, 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 seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

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.

WRI is committed to advancing gender, racial, and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.

Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.