Internship opportunity: Technical Support

CDSB is seeking an enthusiastic intern to work in our global secretariat to support the team in developing research related to sustainable development and corporate reporting.

Internship purpose

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) is an international consortium of business and environmental NGOs. We are committed to advancing and aligning the global mainstream corporate reporting model to equate natural capital with financial capital.

CDP provides the secretariat to the Climate Disclosure Standards Board and we share offices. You will have an opportunity to learn about CDP and gain experience in its various activities, in addition to your primary role with CDSB.

We are seeking an enthusiastic intern to work in our global secretariat to support the team in developing research related to sustainable development and corporate reporting. The internship will be at our London office and you will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities including research and communication.

This opportunity will allow you to gain experience and skills across several key areas and will be a valuable experience for anyone seeking a career in the areas of policy research and sustainable business. The intern will support the development of the Reporting Exchange, an initiative led by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development that aims to help business understand and navigate the complex corporate sustainability reporting landscape.

Tasks will vary from researching international policy and regulation, indicators & metrics, and development of an eLearning programme. A positive attitude, self-motivation, intellectual curiosity, the ability to grasp new and complex topics and a commitment to working for sustainable development will be key to your success.

You will be able to join in regular learning and development opportunities and be given full support in developing the skills needed to thrive in a professional environment. You will have the opportunity to hone your skills in a number of key areas and receive constructive feedback on your work from experienced professionals.

Key requirements and skills

  • Candidates will be educated to graduate level or have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience;
  • Ability to conduct independent research;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Ability to produce high quality outputs;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Adapt language, both oral and written, to different audiences;
  • Willingness to learn and the ability to pick up new skills quickly;
  • Able to act on initiative with a degree of autonomy;
  • Friendly and personable individual that can work well in a team as well as individually;
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills.

Desirable but not essential

  • Good working knowledge of French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese or Spanish;
  • An interest in and knowledge of sustainable development, corporate reporting, sustainable business, policy, economics and finance;
  • Previous research or administration experience.

Internship arrangements

Duration

CDSB is looking to recruit an intern for a minimum of 4 days per week for at least 3-6 months. In instances where interns are not working full time, they should ideally commit to set days each week. Please note: this role is an unpaid internship. Lunch and travel expenses within London (zones 1-6) will be reimbursed.

Location

CDP London office, 71 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4AY

Application Process To apply for this position or if you have any questions on this role please email

Please send us your CV and a short covering letter stating your suitability for the position by 6pm, Monday 27th March 2017.

Please include “CDSB Technical Support” in the email subject line, and identify the documents you are sending by including “[your name] cover letter” and “[your name] CV” in the file name.

Interviews will take place on the week beginning 3rd April 2017. Start date is as soon as possible.

Please note that we will review all applications as they come in, so the position may be filled before the deadline date.

More information about CDSB can be found at www.cdsb.net.

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