Internship opportunity: Project Support

CDSB is seeking an enthusiastic intern to support the work of the Secretariat during this exciting 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 you will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities including research, 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 research, communications, environmental policy and campaigning, climate change, sustainable business and finance. 

Tasks will vary from researching international policy and market practice, to supporting the Secretariat in administrative tasks. A positive attitude and a commitment to working for the environment, 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. 

Key requirements and skills

  • Candidates will be educated to graduate level or have a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience;
  • 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 independently;
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills. 

Desirable but not essential

  • 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

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, London, EC4 4AY

Application Process

To apply for this position email us your CV and a short covering letter stating your suitability for the position at careers@cdsb.net with the subject email “CDSB Project Support”. Please 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.