Intern - policy and communications

We are looking for a paid summer intern to support our work for 10-12 weeks

We are offering an exciting opportunity for students or recent graduates with an interest in climate issues, to work with the team for 10-12 weeks this summer. This internship will be paid the London Living Wage and transport allowance.

What you will do

  • You will support ECIU's programmes with qualitative analysis, communications, and digital outputs.

What you will learn

  • Experience how a small team works to achieve impact.
  • Pick up skills and knowledge for a future career in or around our sector.

Requirements

We are looking for potential more than experience, offering this role as a learning and development opportunity to kick-start your future career.

You should have:

  • An interest in climate and energy issues in the UK and/or beyond.
  • An interest in and understanding of the UK political and economic context in which delivery of net zero sits.
  • Enthusiasm for, and preferably some experience (whether in employment, personal or academic context) of qualitative analysis (e.g. literature review)
  • Effective and straightforward communication skills.
  • The willingness to work in a team, and independently, seeking guidance and support where needed, and working to deadlines.
  • The ability to be innovative and creative, motivated and able to work across issues, and with people at any level.
  • Some understanding of the UK media and social media space.

We value diversity and inclusion and are keen to make our sector more welcoming and accessible to a greater diversity of backgrounds. We welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in our sector, including: people from a Black, Asian or other minority ethnic background; people from a socially or economically disadvantaged background; people who consider themselves to have a disability.

You must have the right to work in the UK.

Hours/Duration: This is a 10-12 week placement which will take place in the summer, likely starting in June, although timing is slightly flexible. Our office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Salary: London Living Wage (£13.15/hour), plus travel expenses.

Location: We envisage that the internship will take place at our offices near Borough station in central London. There will be support with transport costs.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages outlining how you meet the specification to jobs@eciu.net before midnight on 20th April, with the subject line Internship application

All applications will be treated confidentially.

We will store your information in our internal database for 6 months unless you specifically request otherwise.