World Resource Institute is hiring a
About the Program:
WRI’s electric mobility works aims to decarbonize the transportation sector through a bottom-up approach. WRI has one of the largest and most qualified electric mobility teams among environmental non-profit organizations in the world. You’ll be part of an organization that has big and bold ambitions to electrify most areas of the transportation sector, starting with shared fleets, such as transit and school buses, to quickly deploy the associated environmental, economic, and health benefits more equitably among community members. You can find WRI’s electric mobility work here: Electric Mobility
| World Resources Institute (https://www.wri.org/initiatives/electric-mobility).
As a Global Electric Mobility Research Intern, you will work with other members of the Electric Mobility team at WRI to help research, document, and publish findings. Generally, you will work with the Electric Mobility team at large and as needed across a range of projects and assignments. Specifically, one of your primary tasks will be to help support research publications on transportation decarbonization in Asia by supporting, as part of a larger, coordinated partnership (NDC Partnership) to support countries in achieving their Paris Climate Accord goals. Through this position, you will communicate both with staff in Washington, DC and with staff across WRI’s international offices. This position is remote and you will have the option to work remotely or in our office in Washington, DC.
This position is fully remote.
What you will do:
Your main duties will include, but not limited to, the following:
Participate in research and writing activities on global electric mobility topics.
Summarize key findings and relevant insights from e-mobility publications.
Assist team members with collecting and organizing transportation and climate data from various sources
Conduct research related to climate change and transport in a global context
Contribute written and graphic content to publications, reports, papers, and presentations
Virtually attend external interviews, meetings, and events (such as Transforming Transportion 2023) and assist with notetaking, planning, and other logistical arrangements
In-person attendance optional but encouraged if the intern is based in the DC area.
Internship Learning Outcomes:
The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
What you will need:
The pay range for this internship opportunity is between $16-20/hour, commensurate with qualifications.
Length of Contract:
This is a full-time, six-month (24-week) internship with flexible start and end dates (estimated December 2022 to May 2023) based on availability and need for projects.
A part-time arrangement is possible based on discussion with the project team
**How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with a cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
About Us: Founded in 1982, 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 seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
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.
Internships at WRI are learning experiences designed for current students, recent graduates, and other candidates who wish to gain knowledge about a specific area of our work. We strive to attract diverse, intellectually driven candidates who have a passion for sustainability and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all our programs.
WRI is committed to advancing gender, racial, and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.
Our mission and values:
WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.