Internship opportunity: Communications and Campaigns

CDSB is seeking an enthusiastic intern to support the communications work during this exciting time.

Internship purpose

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) is seeking an enthusiastic intern to work in our global secretariat to support the team to foster resilient capital markets. The internship will be at our London office and you will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities including event management, communications, policy and campaigns.

This opportunity will allow you to gain experience and skills across a number of key areas and will be valuable experience for anyone seeking a career in the areas of communications, environmental policy and campaigning, climate change, sustainable business and finance. 

You will play an important support role in CDSB’s communications work, through a wide range of approaches, including online and offline media. You will also have various opportunities to get involved in other activities such as policy engagement, evidence gathering for our campaigns and technical research. A positive attitude, self-motivation, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to grasp new and complex topics will be key to your success.

You will have 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. 

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. 

Key requirements and skills

  • Candidates will be educated to graduate level or have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Ability to produce high quality outputs;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • First-hand experience of using different social media and digital platforms, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, social media scheduling tools and blogs;
  • 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 independently;
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills. 

Desirable but not essential

  • Experience organising events;
  • Knowledge of climate change, sustainable development, natural capital, corporate reporting, sustainable business, economics and finance;
  • Previous administration experience;
  • Working knowledge of other languages.

Internship arrangements


CDSB is looking to recruit an intern for a minimum of 3 days per week for 3 months. As this is a part-time role, interns 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.


CDP London office, Plantation Place South, 60 Great Tower Street, London, EC3R 5AD

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 15th October 2018

Please include “CDSB Support Intern” 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 the 19th October 2018. 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 deadline date.