Fields: urban planning, sustainability, climate change, government, outreach
Location: NYC, New York
About the Organization: CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. We leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. CDP Cities provides a global platform for municipal governments to disclose greenhouse gas emissions, climate change risks, adaptation actions, and other data. Cities seek capital to meet their ambitious climate goals but face barriers in accessing financing. To overcome these barriers, CDP launched Matchmaker, a service that engages in consultations with over 300 cities around the world to create an inventory of sustainability and climate-related municipal projects. The Matchmaker dashboard showcases climate-related investment opportunities in cities to investors.
About the Position: CDP North America is currently looking for an intern to work on Matchmaker with the CDP Cities team based in New York City. This position is an opportunity for the right applicant to be part of and contribute to the development of an innovative initiative that showcases urban sustainability projects to investors. Key responsibilities: Outreach to city governments to explain the benefits of providing project data to Matchmaker, and provide project consultation and support; Track communications with external stakeholders; Transcribe project data; Update city data submissions; Assist with maintaining and updating a large project data set; Provide analysis as needed.
The successful candidate must be able to work legally in the U.S. and be able to commit to working at least 3 days per week (28 hours per week) in the New York office (location in Chelsea/Flatiron) on a regular schedule starting ASAP through December 21, 2018 with the possibility of an extension.
- Interest in cities, sustainability, and project development;
- Understanding of climate risk and adaptation strategies;
- Outgoing and personable attitude; Extremely comfortable speaking on the phone;
- Fluency in Portuguese, Spanish, and/or French is strongly preferred.
Estimated Salary: $13/hour
Interested candidates should send an email with copy of their CV and a cover letter attached outlining their suitability for the role to recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org with “CDP Cities fall internship 2018” in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Selected candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis.