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Location: London
Position: Project Management
Salary: £341.25
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Vacancy Type: Graduate Internship
Job Description:
Regions Team

Recruitment has opened for a 6-month full-time paid Internship role with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The successful intern is expected to start in April 2017 and will be based in our London Office. 

The Company

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 11th year, connects more than 80 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 600+ million people and one quarter of the global economy. Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens. The current chair of C40 is Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo; three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board. C40’s work is made possible by our three strategic funders: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and Realdania. 
C40 was founded on the idea that cities can achieve more by working together than acting alone. C40’s international staff supports mayors of the world’s megacities to deliver bold, ambitious and transformational action on climate change, through the exchange of ideas, programmes and policies; world class research; technical expertise; events that convene the world’s foremost climate experts and communications support to highlight the individual achievements and collective leadership of cities. 

The Role 

C40 is offering interested graduates/undergraduates the opportunity to work in our Regions Team. The successful intern will provide support to the Regions Team and support the Team campaigns, primarily the launch of the 1.5 Degree Climate Action Programme, which is a strategic priority for C40 over 2017-2020. The successful intern will also get a chance to work closely with the Regional Directors and assist with other Regions team efforts, such as delivery of Regional Summits. If you wish to develop your career in a global organization, a position within the Regions team in C40 would be an ideal placement.

If selected, working a 35 -hour week, you will have the opportunity to develop skills and understanding in a range of subject areas which include support to delivery of C40 assistance programmes in regions, administrative support, research and material preparation.

The Candidate

The responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Providing support as needed to the Regions Project Officer and the 1.5 Degree Climate Action Programme Manager.
  • Providing administrative support to delivery of the 1.5 Degree Climate Action Programme-related events and regular updates to the C40 Management Team.
  • Managing and strengthening a database for monitoring progress of engagement with cities around the 1.5 Degree Climate Action Programme.
  • Providing desktop research as required on cities and issues related to the 1.5 Degree Climate Action Programme.
  • Assisting with supporting and monitoring progress of regular Regions Team campaigns (Participation Standards, Regional Summits, etc.).
  • Assisting with sending Regions team communications to cities and responding to enquiries from internal and external contacts and as far as is possible process these through to their resolution.
  • Establishing and maintaining lines of communication and positive working relationships with all parties across the C40 network of offices.
  • Translating documents as and when necessary or managing translations.

    Skills, Experience & Knowledge:

  • Passionate about the mission of C40 and a strong interest in helping cities overcome their sustainability challenges, particularly municipal climate finance challenges.
  • A natural communicator and collaborator, able to effectively manage own time, prioritise activities and accomplish tasks with minimal oversight.
  • Strong oral/written communication (English), research, and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong organisational skills, with excellent attention to detail and a delivery-oriented approach.
  • Ability to work pro-actively to achieve efficiency and effectiveness as part of a diverse team.
  • Highly competent with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Comfortable with technology, including web-based communications and spreadsheets.
  • Degree educated, and preferably an advanced degree in a relevant discipline preferred.

    Ideally, candidates will also:

  • Be fluent in another language spoken in C40 cities, particularly Asian languages, though, not essential.
This role will pay £341.25 (£9.75 per hour)
Application Process Closing Date for Applications

Interested candidates should send their CVs and a covering letter, stating how you meet the criteria. All applications must be received by Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 11.00 am. CVs that are not accompanied with a covering letter will not be considered. **Please attach your CV and cover letter as one document**

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.

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