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About the Program:

The NDC Partnership brings together 120 countries, developed and developing, and 86 institutional members to create and deliver ambitious NDCs that help achieve the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Governments identify their NDC implementation priorities and the type of support that is needed to translate them into actionable policies and programs. Based on these requests, the membership offers a tailored package of expertise, technical assistance, and funding. This collaborative response provides developing countries with efficient access to a wide range of resources to adapt to and mitigate climate change and foster more equitable and sustainable development. The NDC Partnership is built on the premise of collective action: by acting together, we achieve more.

This position is remote-eligible and only for consideration within the United States where WRI is state registered.

What you will do:

You will engage in all aspects of the NDC Partnership’s Knowledge and Learning work, providing cross-cutting support to deliver on planned knowledge products, guidance documents, events, and trainings.

Internship Learning Outcomes:

The intern will gain experience in the following areas:

Producing analysis based on country NDC implementation needs and gaps in support to inform technical assistance from partners
  • Support the Partnership’s internal knowledge management system (kNook) including tagging of country requests and partner support.
  • Produce analysis, reports, presentations and talking points summarizing insights and trends from the Partnership’s work, including supporting the development of the Finance Support Gaps Summary.
  • Help improve the way emerging themes (e.g., gender, finance, NDC enhancement, LT-LEDS) are tagged in the Partnership’s internal database, kNook, to ensure timely and efficient analysis.
Improving access to tools, guidance, and finance to support climate action
  • Research climate funds and other options (e.g., blended finance platforms) for inclusion or update in the Partnership’s Climate Funds Explorer.
  • Support the launch of the Partnership’s Climate Finance Bulletin, including outreach to partners, development of training materials, and update of Bulletin content.
  • Research and catalogue new tools, checklists, guidelines, platforms, and case studies from partners, to add to the Partnership’s Knowledge Portal.
Engaging partners to support the Partnership’s Knowledge and Learning events
  • Support event planning across all types of Knowledge and Learning events (e.g., COP28, webinars, partner discussions, seminars, country roundtables), including development and tracking of participant lists, speaker invitations, and agendas, as well as support to run technical tests with invited speakers.
  • Support outreach efforts for events, including drafting social media, website, and newsletter content.
  • Aid in event follow-up which can include summarizing and circulating event summaries and key learnings, providing input to relevant blog posts, and tracking of key performance indicators.
Other activities (based on interest and need)
  • Join meetings and calls with country representatives, institutional partners, and country experts on the NDC Partnership team, gaining insight into countries’ experiences with NDC implementation.
  • Provide communications support on topics of interest, including by preparing blogs, talking points, presentations, and social media.
  • Provide support to other activities within the Knowledge and Learning team.

What you will need:

  • Pursuing or completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in environmental studies or related field.
  • Research and writing skills.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and web-based communications (Zoom, Teams, etc).
  • Experience with the project management tool, Monday, would be an asset.
  • Familiarity and experience with climate change, climate finance and related fields
  • Ability to analyze and present data.


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

Length of Contract:

This is a full-time, 6-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 by September 19, 2023. 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.

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