SEI HQ: Internship for International Climate Risk and Adaptation team

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Stockholm, Sweden 🇸🇪

The International Climate Risk and Adaptation (ICRA) team invites applications for an intern to work on matters related to climate change adaptation within the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The intern will work with the team across several projects related to adaptation and climate risk.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Type of contract: Full- or part-time internship, five months
Internship period: September 2022–January 2023
Deadline: 9 May 2022

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The International Climate Risk and Adaptation (ICRA) team invites applications for an intern to work on matters related to climate change adaptation within the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The ICRA team works to understand, manage and support adaptation to climate risk, particularly as it cascades across national borders and threatens to disrupt global systems. The intern will work with the team across several projects related to adaptation and climate risk.

The intern has the opportunity to work on the following tasks

  1. Collaborating with an international team of colleagues from Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands on updating the NDC Explorer, an online tool to analyse and compare countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
  2. Using an established methodology to analyse countries’ NDCs, particularly in the context of the NDC–SDG Connections tool. This tool considers climate action in the context of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
  3. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of adaptation-related reporting mechanisms of the UNFCCC, including National Adaptation Plans and adaptation communications.
  4. Contribute to policy analysis on important adaptation-related processes under the Paris Agreement, such as the Global Goal on Adaptation and the Global Stocktake.

The internship can be either part-time or full-time. The duration is five months (September 2022–January 2023) and the intern should preferably be based at SEI HQ in Stockholm.

Profile

We are looking for a person who is studying political science, economics, international development or similar, with a focus on climate change and/or sustainable development.

You are skilled in document analysis and synthesis, and have knowledge of – and possibly experience with – global policy processes such as the UNFCCC. Knowledge of quantitative methods would be an advantage. You are willing to work in a collaborative environment and have a natural ability to take initiative and drive tasks forward.

This internship can be part of your thesis work.

How to apply

We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible, but no later than 9 May 2022, 23:59 Stockholm local time. Applications should be written in English and consist of a short CV and cover letter (maximum 1 page).

In your cover letter, please mention:

  • Your ideas about the internship and your strengths related to the application text
  • How the internship relates to your studies and future plans
  • By what insurance you are fully covered if awarded the internship at SEI.

In your CV, please include one reference (name, affiliation and contact details).

Location

The internship is based at SEI HQ in Stockholm. An in-person internship involving office visits once or twice a week is preferred, but a remote internship with most or all interaction online may also be acceptable.

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Use the Apply now button below to submit your application. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.

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Questions?

For questions regarding the research aims of the internship, please contact Research Fellow Adis Dzebo ([email protected]) or Senior Research Fellow Richard Klein ([email protected]). For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Specialist Filippa Klintberg ([email protected]).

About SEI

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent international research institute founded in 1989. Its mission is to support decision-making and induce change towards sustainable development around the world by providing integrative knowledge that bridges science and policy in the field of environment and development. SEI ranked second among the world’s top think tanks on environmental policy issues in the 2020 Global Go To Think Tanks Index compiled by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

SEI has around 300 employees working at research centres in seven countries around the world. SEI’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden. Additional SEI research centres are located in Colombia (SEI Latin America), Estonia (SEI Tallinn), Kenya (SEI Africa), Thailand (SEI Asia), the UK (SEI Oxford and SEI York) and US (SEI US).


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