Intern - Urban Innovation
Program: Cities Location: Mumbai Position Type: Internship Duration: 2 Months
Institution Overview: World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address six critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water and sustainable cities. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of nearly 700 people with work spanning 50 countries. We have offices in Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States.
The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
WRI’s Climate Program, including global and international office staff, engages businesses, policymakers and civil society at the local, national and international levels to advance transformative solutions that mitigate climate change and help communities adapt to its impacts. With a team of more than 50 experts world-wide, and close partnerships with dozens of peer organizations and leading researchers, the global and international office Climate teams leverage deep analysis and inclusive stakeholder processes to deliver ambitious impact on a global scale. Whether designing the most widely-used tool for emissions accounting with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, re-writing the narrative of environmental development with the New Climate Economy, or playing a critical role in the UNFCCC Paris Agreement – WRI’s Climate Program is a trusted, innovative, and effective leader in the field.
The World Resources Institute India (WRI India) is an Indian environmental organisation with experts and staff who work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain a healthy environment – the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. WRI envisions an equitable and prosperous planet driven by the wise management of natural resources, and aspires to create a world where the actions of government, business, and communities combine to eliminate poverty and sustain the natural environment for all people.
WRI India aims to help solve the four most urgent challenges in India – rapid urbanization, the increasing demand for energy, responding to climate change and the large-scale degradation of natural resources. Over 75 experts and staff across three office locations – Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi – deliver these ambitious goals. WRI India is supported by WRI’s international offices, to ensure that the global organization’s experience can be brought to bear within the context of India. WRI India has the capacity to convene key stakeholders, and forge strategic partnerships with governments, business, foundations, civil society organizations, institutes and NGOs, to scale-up solutions that can bring game-changing results for the sustainable management of natural resources in India.
Position Overview: The Urban Innovation team at WRI India is seeking interns in Mumbai and Hyderabad, India. The interns will assist the team in on-going research on technology-enabled mobility and engagements with entrepreneurs, governments and investors to support the provision of reliable, affordable and sustainable transport for all.
Key Responsibilities: • Assist the team in preparing projects briefs, research memos and reports with quick and dedicated research • Coordinate outreach efforts on behalf of program/projects and anchor partner engagement activities • Coordinate and schedule meetings regarding projects among team and with external partners • Support internal and external communications and content development through brochures, blogs, presentations and so on.
Required Attributes and Credentials: • Master’s Degree (Ongoing/ Completed). Bachelor’s degree holders can also apply. • Ability to think creatively and present complex information in a clear and concise manner • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team • Proficiency in MS Office – word, PowerPoint, Excel • Preferred: Background in Economics and other Social Sciences, Urban and Development Studies, or Public Policy
Start/End Months: Flexible start and end dates. Between (May-August) based on the applicant’s availability.
**How to Apply: ** Please submit your application through https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/jobs (Select region as India). All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose. Finalized candidate may be required to take a writing/analytical test.