INTERNATIONAL POLICY INTERN – LATIN AMERICA (LAC)
The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) is seeking to fill an International Policy Associate internship based in Washington, D.C. Since 1985, CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, non-profit think-tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, national and international levels. CCAP helps policymakers around the world to develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests.
The International Policy Intern will support CCAP’s Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) initiative, which seeks to catalyze the development of climate change mitigation policies in developing countries in Latin America and Asia. Initially, s/he will have a particular focus on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and will help prepare for an upcoming CCAP-hosted conference with developing countries. S/he will also contribute to research and analysis on international climate policy – with a potential focus on energy, waste, or other sectors – as well as preparing reports and policy papers based on this research. The Intern will have regular contact with developing-country policymakers and other experts and will have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge climate change policy work.
This is a 3-month paid internship position with the potential for full-time employment thereafter, depending on several factors including the Intern’s performance. Initial compensation will be based on the candidate’s qualifications. The Intern will report to the Program Manager and senior policy staff.
- Conduct research and quantitative analysis on developing-country climate and energy policies.
- Prepare high-quality deliverables such as quantitative analyses, case studies, policy reports, memos, etc. with guidance or supervision from Program Manager and senior policy staff.
- Prepare presentations and conference materials and help with general preparation for an upcoming conference for policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
- Coordinate logistics for the conference.
- Proactively liaise with outside experts, technical consultants, and international policymakers.
The successful candidate for this position will be an articulate professional with experience in climate and energy policy, quantitative analysis, and stakeholder outreach. The candidate will ideally hold a Master’s degree in public policy, international relations, environmental science or related degree, and must be fluent in Spanish. Additionally, ideal applicants will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:
- Excellent research skills required with ability to conduct research on complicated policy issues in relevant areas, especially in circumstances where information availability is limited;
- Excellent oral and written communications skills required, with the ability to write for both policy and analytic audiences, in both English and Spanish;
- Strong quantitative and analytical skills
- Experience in organizing conferences or events and demonstrated professionalism in dealing with external stakeholders;
- Advanced organizational skills, attention to detail, and timeliness with deliverables;
- Ability to multi-task and work in a highly collaborative environment;
- Prior experience a plus; and
- A sense of humor, adaptability, humility, and creativity.
Applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and one writing sample (containing quantitative or technical analysis including spreadsheet, if possible) should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type “International Policy Associate Internship (LAC)” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please.