Internship opportunity: Communications and Marketing

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

Our communications internships last a maximum of 3 months and are open on an ongoing basis. Follow the instructions below to send your application at any time.

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 to foster resilient capital markets. The internship will be at our London office and this post will provide valuable experience for anyone seeking a career in the areas of communications, event management, climate change, environment and sustainable business. Enthusiasm, self-motivation and the ability to hit the ground running will be key to your success.

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.

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.

The internship has a maximum duration of 3 months.

Key requirements and skills

  • Ideal candidates will be educated to graduate level in journalism, communications, PR or environmental degrees, or have a minimum of 2 years relevant experience;
  • 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;
  • Experience in event logistics and marketing work for events delivery;
  • Experience in developing social media content and/or media material (press releases, media reports) to engage different audiences and create conversations;
  • Experience in writing creative, clear and factually accurate material
  • Confident formulating and implementing content strategies with minimal supervision
  • Have a real can-do attitude and be a self-starter
  • Willingness to learn and the ability to pick up new skills quickly
  • Able to act on initiative
  • Friendly and personable individual

Desirable but not essential

  • An interest in and knowledge of climate change, sustainable development and economics/finance
  • Interest in public policy
  • Interest in graphic design
  • Previous administration experience
  • Working knowledge of other languages is a bonus

Internship arrangements

Duration

CDSB is looking to recruit an intern for a minimum of 3 days per week for up to 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.

Location

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

Application Process

To apply for this position please email your CV and short covering letter stating your suitability for the position at  with the subject email "Communications internship"

Please include “Communications Internship” 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 and starting dates will be set on an ongoing basis. 

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