Intern, Global Research Strategy

6 months ago


Bonn, Remote
Project assistant, Researcher

About Us

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the leading global network of over 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed​ to building​ a sustainable future.

About the Role

We are offering the following position to support the Research Team: Intern (for a mandatory internship). The position is open to eligible and qualified Master students and PhD candidates, who have to conclude a mandatory internship as part of their studies. An internship at ICLEI offers the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience on sustainability knowledge under the supervision of experienced staff. Internships are offered depending on the availability of meaningful assignments as well as the needs and capacity of the team to receive and supervise interns. Interns will be a part of the international ICLEI World Secretariat team based in Bonn, Germany and will be placed within the Research Team. In this current COVID-19 pandemic the internship will be a remotely supervised internship.

What You're Gonna Do

The intern will: - Assist the implementation of ICLEI’s Global Research Strategy and relevant projects by supporting delivery on specific objectives (also with reference to the intern’s own thematic study interests), - Support the collection of data and information and the compilation of ICLEI knowledge products (briefing sheets, case studies, etc.), linking current & relevant trends in academia to ICLEI’s work, - Support the publication process of ICLEI’s peer-reviewed knowledge products, such as the Springer book series on sustainability and resilience, - Assist in the implementation of projects managed by the Research Team and ad hoc research tasks as required.

About You

Formal essential requirements: - Being enrolled in a vocational training or university in a relevant subject, such as urban planning, environmental science, public policy, engineering, or similar. Professional requirements and behavioral competences: - Excellent communication skills and command of English (speaking, writing and reading). Knowing additional language(s) is an asset. - Strong writing skills (scientific reports, case studies, etc.). - Strong analytical skills; competent in MS Excel (being competent with the other statistical analysis software such as SPSS is a plus). - Familiar with research process (having a published paper (or currently working on a paper is a plus). - Confident user of Microsoft Office, and ideally also graphical design software such as Photoshop. - Positive, flexible and pro-active work attitude.

What We Offer

- ICLEI is offering a monthly compensation of EUR 880 gross (brutto) for the full time internship unless they benefit from a scholarship (in which case there will be no additional compensation). - The position will be available for a period of minimum three months to maximum six months. - Possible start date: July 2020 - The intern will be supervised by the Research Officer and report to the Interim Head of Research / Director of the carbonn Climate Center - Working hours: 40/week, 2,5 days of leave per full month - Working language: English - Due to legal requirements, applicants must have or be eligible to obtain an appropriate work permit for Germany prior to the start of the position. - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this internship will be a remote position through tele-supervision (potential for a few in-person meetings during on-boarding, as needed), until ICLEI ends the current “work from home” policy, after which then the intern will work at the ICLEI World Secretariat premises on a daily basis until the end of contract.

International Candidates

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