Internship (Index-based Flood Insurance (IBFI) Project)

International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

New Delhi, India 🇮🇳


The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is seeking applications from interns with an environmental or agricultural economics background to assist in undertaking economic analyses as part of the Index-based Flood Insurance (IBFI) project.

The internship program will focus on the research project ‘Enhancing the benefits of remote sensing data and flood hazard modelling in index-based flood insurance in South Asia’, supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), to enhance the resilience of agriculture and for flood-proofing livelihoods. The intern will assist in specific tasks, which will include conducting a review of existing literature on the economic analysis of traditional flood insurance and index-based insurance products, a cost-benefit analysis from a stakeholder perspective and an economic analysis of the pilot insurance product.

The intern will work under the supervision of Dr. Giriraj Amarnath, Sub-Theme Leader: Water-related Disaster Risk Management, and will assist in the following:

  • Conducting literature reviews and writing synthesis reports of research findings.
  • Conducting a statistical analysis.
  • Conducting an economic analysis of Index-based Flood Insurance (IBFI) and cost-benefit analysis from a stakeholder perspective.
  • Preparation of IWMI working papers.
  • Understanding the output from the analysis, comparing different approaches and preparing reports.


Students who are pursuing a master’s or a PhD in environmental economics, agricultural economics or a social science from premier institutes are invited to apply.

Your application must include a copy of your curriculum vitae and an expression of interest in working on any of the topics above or combinations of those topics.


Duration of the internship will be 6 months. The intern will be based in IWMI India Office in New Delhi.

IWMI is an equal opportunity employer and emphasizes the importance of regional and gender diversity in identifying candidates for this position and its staff more generally.