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Location: London
Position: Research
Salary: London Living Wage
Date Posted: 19 August 2019
Vacancy Type: Graduate Internship
Job Description:

Recruitment has opened for a 6-month paid Internship role with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The successful intern is expected to start in October 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 14th year, connects 94 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 the global GDP. C40’s ‘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 team of 180+ staff is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Beijing and Paris and individual staff based across 25+ different locations. C40 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 C40 Board of Directors, which is responsible for operational oversight. An eight-person management team, led by Executive Director, Mark Watts, leads the day-to-day management of C40. C40’s three core strategic funders are Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and Realdania.

Measurement & Planning

The work of the Measurement and Planning team focuses on building capacity within C40 cities to tackle climate change. Specifically, the team leads on the delivery of the Climate Action Planning Programme, a comprehensive programme of support to help cities delivery ambitious and equitable climate action plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to the impacts of climate change and deliver wider social, environmental, and economic benefits, in line with the Paris Agreement objectives.

This is achieved by developing standards, processes, and tools; providing access to training and technical support; and facilitating knowledge transfer and peer-to-peer exchange. More information on the programme and the support available to cities can be found here

Position Description

The successful candidate will support the Measurement and Planning team in the delivery of the Climate Action Planning Programme. S/he will have the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of the review of climate action plans, the delivery of technical assistance and the development of learning resources and tools. S/he will gain valuable experience working with international colleagues in a fast-paced and exciting global organization.

The Measurement and Planning intern combines strong organisational, analysis and communication skills with an interest in working on climate change. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter who has the ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, such as data collection, data analysis, research and report writing.


The Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Provide qualitative and/or quantitative support to the Measurement and Planning team in implementing the Climate Action Planning Programme
  • Review cities’ climate action plans against C40’s Climate Action Planning Framework
  • Research best practice and draft case studies
  • Conduct research on various topics to support the team’s work
  • Format and develop multimedia resources, presentations and case studies for the C40 Climate Action Planning Resource Centre
  • Support the development and maintenance of a data base of actions cities are committing to
  • Support the collection and analysis of greenhouse gas emissions data
  • Provide general administrative and logistic support
  • Additional duties as requested

    Person Specification

  • Background in urban planning, environmental policy, social science or related subject
  • Good problem-solving, strategic thinking and analytical capabilities
  • Interest in cities, sustainability and/or climate change
  • Interest or experience working across different cultures, languages and time zones
  • Good MS Excel and data management skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • 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 Cosector. All applications must be received by Sunday, 1 September 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 Cosector 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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