Internship: Investments in resilience and social capital: shifting the resourcing

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Stockholm, Sweden
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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SEI HQ is looking for a finance student interested in learning more about the strategies and investments required to reduce risks from floods.

Deadline: 16 November 2020 23:59 CET

Through this internship, you will have the opportunity to analyze the costs and benefits of different mitigation and adaptation measures to floods in a European context. The candidate should have an interest in adaptation finance, including investments to prevent and reduce infrastructural damage, the role of insurance to reduce economic risk, and cost-benefit assessments of non-market goods. The internship is part of the Horizon 2020 project called BUILDERS – which aims at increasing societal resilience and social capital of European communities.


  • To carry out a literature review on adaptation finance and cost-benefit assessments to floods
  • To contribute to drafting a report on the strategies and investments to reduce risk from floods and the potential costs and benefits from such strategies.


  • A student in completion of a master’s degree in a relevant subject (e.g., finance, economy, disasters studies)
  • Have experience of conducting literature reviews and synthesizing information
  • Have excellent written English language skills
  • Have knowledge of one or more topics within adaptation finance

How to apply

We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible, however no later than 16 November, 23:59 Stockholm local time. Applications should be written in English and consist of a short CV and cover letter (maximum 1 page).

Please include:

  • A cover letter addressing:
    • your experience in the subject and your preferred topics within adaptation finance
    • how the internship relates to your studies
    • what kind of insurance you are (fully) covered by when travelling and when working on our premises.
    • Your ability to work home-based during large parts of the internship (due to the COVID-19 circumstances)
    • Duration of the internship, and if the internship will be full-time or part-time (please give a percentage)