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Internal Partnerships Internship

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

Sales & Business Development
The Hague, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About the program:
WRI Europe Executive Office: WRI’s Office in Europe hosts teams working across all the Institute’s program areas and core functions. As part of its new 5-year strategy, WRI has identified 3 main roles Europe can play in the great transition towards a better world for people, nature and climate. On the one hand, Europe is understood as a driver for change, meaning that Europe, in certain areas and topics, has the right context and capacity to push the frontier of what is possible in the field of climate action. Europe, however, also has a role as a consumer, its ecological footprint and emissions are too large, and need to be reduced. Lastly, Europe can be a partner for change, through funding, but also in business, research, partnerships and many other areas to which Europe stakeholders can contribute. The Europe Executive Office has the mandate to strategically organize, coordinate and support the large diversity of teams in the delivery of their objectives under this strategy and ensuring cohesion within the Europe office, as well as effective interconnectedness with the global network of offices of the World Resources Institute.

Internship Highlight:
This internship is a great opportunity to work alongside the Europe Executive Office, as well as management and program teams working in a wide diversity of topics related to sustainability. You will have the chance to support the organization to fulfill one of its main institutional priorities: strengthening its internal partnering capabilities and fostering a culture of interconnectedness and cross– silo work. In doing so, you will work with different teams and experts from around the Global Network of WRI Offices.

On a thematical level, this internship will provide insight into the interconnected nature of the different elements within the transition that need to take place to build a better planet for people, nature and climate.

This internship is a great opportunity to learn how a complex and diverse organization, such as WRI runs at the regional level, by contributing to the enhancement of its processes and supporting various teams to fulfill their strategic objectives.

What you will do:
In this role you will support the Europe Executive Office’s efforts to ensure internal partnering and foster a culture of interconnected and cross-siloed work. This will be done by supporting and providing input into important initiatives such as a Community of Practice on Demand Side Approaches and the implementation of the Europe Management Team Goals.

Your internship supervisor will be Santiago Londoño, Strategic Coordinator for the Europe Executive Office.

Focus area #1: Support the design and implementation of key partnership initiatives (60%)

  • Support the executive office in the implementation of a Community of Practice on Demand Side Approaches.
  • Support the Europe Management Team in the coordination and implementation of their goals.

Focus area #2: Internal communications and events (40 %)

  • Support the elaboration and dissemination of communication products aimed at connecting teams and ensuring availability of relevant information.
  • Support the development of internal events aimed at staff cohesion and sharing of information.

What you will need:

  • Basic knowledge of communication/design tools such as canva, powerpoint or others.
  • Understanding of Environmental/Sustainable Communications, work carried out as part of your studies in this regard is enough.
  • Preferable: Leadership experience as part of an organization. Eg. A sustainability hub, colective, student association, etc.Currently pursuing a degree in Social Sciences, Communications or related field (graduate program preferred).
  • Interns at WRI Europe must be registered in a study program with a Dutch college or university for the full duration of the internship.
  • You have written and verbal proficiency in English

Conditions of the internship:

  • This is a 4 to 6-month internship with a start date of 16 September 2024.
  • This internship will be based at the WRI Europe office in the Hague with some flexibility to work from home.
  • This internship offers a reimbursement of 700 euros per month based on full-time working hours (32 hours per week).

How to apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter by 21 July 2024. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. You are encouraged to link to any relevant blogs, projects or other pieces of work that demonstrate your suitability for the internship.

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.

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.

Our culture:
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

Our team carefully reviews all applications.