Internship for tool development to guide cities and regions’ climate and energy policy (R-IN1905)

NewClimate Institute

Period: Minimum 3 months for internship or 6 months for Master thesis placement
Starting January (preferred) or February 2020, Full time – 40 hours per week.
Location: Berlin or Cologne, Germany
Deadline: As soon as possible. Position will be closed when suitable candidate is found.

NewClimate Institute
NewClimate Institute is a think tank which started operations in November 2014. We are a team of researchers and policy advisors with long experience in supporting the international climate negotiations and associated national and international processes. Through our policy-oriented research and capacity building we help international organisations, national governments, NGOs and other actors to find and implement solutions to the global climate change challenge.

Flagship projects include the Climate Action Tracker and the German government-funded Ambition to Action. Our recent works have been published in Nature, Climate Policy and Environmental Research Letters, and featured in various media outlets including the Economist and Washington Post.

The internship/ master thesis
NewClimate Institute regularly works with motivated Master’s degree students, interested in a career in energy/ climate policy, who may join the NewClimate Institute team for an internship of 3 months’ minimum duration, and/ or for a Master thesis placement with a 6-month duration. Students who intend to write a master thesis are encouraged to initially join us as interns.

For this position, we are seeking a candidate to support our research related to non-state and subnational climate action at the city and regional level. Possible tasks may include:

  • Support the utilization of the ICAT Non-state and Subnational Actions Guide by co-developing a user-friendly, Excel-based tool to integrate the impact of non-state and subnational mitigation actions into national greenhouse gas projections, targets and planning.
  • Develop supporting materials, such as: guidance on how to use the tool, slide deck presentations for internal and external presentations and webinars, methodological notes, and others.
  • Undertake research related to sustainability, energy, and climate action plans of cities and regions, as well as data collection on energy, emissions, and socioeconomic indicators and their trends.
  • Undergo, together with the proct team, review and tool testing processes with internal team members and external partners, and address revisions as necessary.
  • Possibly support project team with liaising with research staff and city/region stakeholders in different countries on project scope, direction, stakeholder needs, and integrate feedback for eventual country rollout and application.
The internship/master thesis will be remunerated. Actual conditions depend on qualification of the candidate.
Candidate profile
The preferred candidate is a highly motivated Master’s degree student with a high degree of responsibility and an independent working style, and a deep interest in the field of climate policy, sustainable cities, and data-based solutions.

Essential requirements:

  • Enrolment in a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field of study with a data focus on energy and emissions analysis (e.g. sustainable cities, environmental management/economics/policies etc.) (near-completion) for the duration of the internship/ master thesis.
  • Interest in sustainability, energy, and climate action plans and target-setting at the city or regional level, and their development processes; interest in exploring energy, emissions, and socioeconomic data at the city, regional, and national level. Pre-existing knowledge on these is advantageous.
  • Interest and competence in quantitative analysis, data handling, and tool-building in MS Excel.
  • Languages: Proficient English skills in both speaking and writing, advanced German/Spanish and/or other languages an advantage.
  • Eligibility for internships in Germany.
Application procedure
If you are interested in an internship or Master’s thesis position, as described above, please send us your CV including a short cover letter to addressed to Eva Arnold. Please include the code “R-IN1905” in the subject line of your email.
Köln, Berlin
NewClimate Institute
Clever Straße 13-15
50668 Köln
Eva Arnold
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