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Internship (R-IN2109) – NewClimate Institute

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positionClimate Finance Internship (R-IN2109)

a period:
3 months, longer possible if it is mandatory as part of the study programme
Starting from February/March 2022.
Full time – 40 hours per week.

Location: Cologne or Berlin, Germany

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Delivery time: January 15, 2022

New Climate Institute

The Newclimate Institute (www.newclimate.org) is a think tank with offices in Cologne and Berlin. We are a team of researchers and policy advisors with extensive experience in supporting international climate negotiations and associated national and international processes. Through our policy-oriented research and capacity building, we help international organizations, national governments, NGOs, and other actors to find and implement solutions to the global climate change challenge. The main motivating values ​​of NewClimate are the pursuit of positive impact, while enjoying our work and a positive team spirit built on openness, trust and inclusivity.


The NewClimate Institute regularly works with motivated Master’s degree students, interested in a career in sustainable development and climate policy, who may join the NewClimate Institute team for a 3-month internship (longer period is possible if it is a mandatory part of the study program). For this position, we are looking for a candidate to support research in our project “Deep Carbon Decarbonization in Latin America”, with a focus on creating favorable conditions for aligning financial flows with low-carbon development paths in selected Latin American countries.

Possible tasks may include:

  • Support the preparation of a report on climate-friendly investments in agricultural activities, especially in the food chain, in Latin America, with a special focus on our partner countries Argentina, Brazil and Peru.
  • Literature review and data collection on topics related to financial instruments, policies and measures to attract public and private investment and investment case studies in the agricultural sector.
  • Support the development of research outputs and stakeholder engagement processes.
  • General project support (dedicated desk research on different sectors/topics, contributions to presentations, reports, etc.).
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Training fee will be paid. Actual circumstances depend on the qualifications of the candidate.

Candidate Profile

The preferred candidate is an enthusiastic MSc student with a high degree of responsibility and independent working style, and a deep interest in the field of climate policy and climate finance, ideally with some understanding of different types of policy instruments and/or experience in the agriculture sector.

Basic requirements:

  • Enroll in a master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field of study with a focus in political science, environmental studies, climate change, sustainable development, or a related subject for the duration of the internship.
  • Knowledge of the agricultural sector and food supply chain is a strong advantage.
  • The ability to learn quickly and openness to delve into various topics related to climate.
  • Interest in working in the context of developing countries. Pre-existing knowledge and experience in the Latin American context is an advantage.
  • Interest and competence in conducting data analysis and developing research methods.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English speaking and writing skills, Spanish or Portuguese language skills is a strong advantage.
  • EU passport or German university admission.

Application Procedure

If you are interested in an internship, as described above, please send your CV including a short cover letter and, if applicable, an academic transcript to date Recruit@newclimate.org Addressed to Lena Gentes. Please include the code “R-IN2109In the subject line of your email. Importance: The text in the email itself cannot be taken into consideration for the application, so please make sure to submit all relevant information and files in one pdf document with a maximum size of 10MB. We cannot accept documents in Microsoft Word or any other “open” format.

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