Measurement and Planning Team 6-month Internship C40 Cities

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22 Nov 2018
20 Dec 2018
Start Date
Recruitment has opened for a 6-month paid Internship role with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The successful intern is expected to start in January 2019 and will be based in our London Office.

**Please make sure you submit you CV and Cover Letter as one document**

The Company

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 13th year, connects more than 95 of the world's greatest cities which have committed to tackling climate change. We bring mayors from around the world together to learn from each other in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating resilient, sustainable and low carbon cities. C40 cities represent more than 700 million urban citizens and their economies account for 25% of global GDP. Our recent 'Deadline 2020' report sets out the critical role that the world's major cities have to play in delivering the historic Paris Agreement to prevent catastrophic climate change.

C40's growing team of 150+ staff is headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Beijing and Paris, and individual staff based across 25+ different locations. C40 has an operating budget of c.$25m per year and is primarily funded through the generous support of philanthropic foundations.

The strategic direction of the organization is determined by an elected Steering Committee of C40 mayors, which is chaired by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. Three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board of Directors, which is responsible for operational oversight. A seven person management team, led by Executive Director, Mark Watts, leads the day-to-day management of C40.

Measurement & Planning

C40's Measurement and Planning programme focuses on building capacity within C40 cities to tackle climate change. Specifically, to:

* Measure greenhouse gas emissions in a robust and consistent way;
* Set evidence-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction target(s);
* Develop a robust climate action plan in line with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.

This is achieved by developing standards, processes, tools, databases; providing access to training and technical support; and facilitating knowledge transfer and peer-to-peer exchange.

The Role

The successful intern will support the Measurement and Planning team to help facilitate the delivery of the Climate Action Planning Technical Assistance Programme. S/he will have the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of quantitative analysis of climate action impacts (GHG, air quality, health), and the delivery of technical assistance in cities around the world.

The ideal candidate will be a motivated, self-starter who can handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, such as data collection, data analysis, and report writing, gaining valuable experience working with international colleagues in a fast-paced and exciting global organization.


The responsibilities of the role will include:

* Support of the Climate Action Planning Technical Assistance Programme workshop preparation process including data collection, Pathways model set up, development of national and city-specific current trend assumptions;
* General research and technical support for M&P tool development including collection of key parameters (obtained from academic and agency literatures, databases and other sources), statistical analysis, and development of tool components;
* Preparation of research summaries for internal and external media materials;
* Support and development of city climate action context database; and
* Additional duties as requested.
Person Specification

* Background in urban planning, environmental policy, engineering, economics, social science or a related subject;
* Interest in cities, sustainability and/or climate change;
* Strong quantitative analytical skills (in Excel or similar); and
* Knowledge of data entry / database maintenance (SQL or similar);
* Strong research skills;
* Good problem-solving, strategic thinking and analytical capabilities;
* Interest or experience working across different cultures, languages and time zones; and
* Fluent in English.

Application Process Closing Date for Applications

Interested candidates should send their CVs and a covering letter, stating how you meet the criteria, to Careers Group. All applications must be received by 5 December 2018 by 5.00 pm. CVs that are not accompanied with a covering letter will not be considered.

Please note that the Careers Group, on behalf of C40, is managing the recruitment for this role. Please do not contact C40 directly; all enquiries must come through the Careers Group internships team. Any applications sent to C40 directly will not be accepted.

**Please make sure you submit you CV and Cover Letter as one document

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