Internship opportunity: Programme and Communications Assistant

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

- Applications for this position are now closed - 

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 CDSB 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 programme administration, communications and in developing research related to climate risk disclosure and corporate reporting of non-financial information. The internship will be at our London office and you will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities including undertaking analytical research on international/national policy and regulation, guidance and standards. You will also support our communications department and assist with CDSB’s communications and PR strategies including content creation for online and offline channels, planning for policy engagement and helping with advocacy activities. You will engage closely with the team’s Communications and Marketing Manager and Technical Director in your internship.

This internship affords an opportunity for the Programme and Communications Assistant 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, communications and sustainable business.

A positive can-do 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 currently studying for a relevant advanced degree) or have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience;
  • Possess excellent analytical skills and a proven ability to conduct independent research;
  • Able to organise, plan and prioritise workload and work under pressure to deadlines;
  • Ability to produce high quality written outputs;
  • Experience using social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, adapting language to different audiences;
  • Willingness to learn;
  • 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, Chinese or Japanese;
  • An interest in and knowledge of sustainable development, environment and climate change, corporate reporting, sustainable business, policy, economics and finance;
  • Previous research or administration experience. 

Internship arrangements


We will be flexible in our approach and discuss your volunteering hours with you. We are looking for someone to volunteer at our London office for 3-4 days a week for 3-6 months. 

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 one page covering letter stating your suitability for the internship by 6pm, Monday 18 March 2019.

Please include “Programme and Communications Assistant” 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 25 March 2019. 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.