World Resources Institute (WRI)

Intern (Electric Mobility)

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Job Description

  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 critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: Climate Change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.

Internships at WRI are learning experiences designed for current students, recent graduates, and other candidates who wish to gain knowledge about a specific area of our work. We strive to attract diverse, intellectually driven candidates who have a passion for sustainability and development. WRI provides many Internship opportunities throughout the year in all our programs.

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.

Internship Summary

As a Global Electric Mobility Intern, you will work with other members of the Electric Mobility team at WRI to help research, document, and publish findings. One of your primary tasks will be to support WRI’s existing and planned electric bus work. Through this position, you will communicate both with staff in Washington, DC and with staff across WRI’s international offices. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position that will last up to six months.

Duties and Learning Outcomes

Your main duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Conduct and coordinate research and Analysis on various electromobility topics, with a particular focus on electric buses
  • Assist team members with collecting and organizing data from various sources
  • Contribute written and graphic content to publications, reports, papers, and presentations
  • Support planning for events and studies
The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
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  • Technical research and writing
  • Electric transportation technologies and policy development
  • Event planning
  • Website development
Internship Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree (or pending completion of a bachelor’s degree) in transportation planning, urban/city studies, energy systems, transportation or electrical engineering, or a related field
  • Fluency in English
  • Superb and detail-oriented writing skills
  • Excellent editing, research, and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrable previous experience in creating original projects, products, or research activities
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm regarding Electric Vehicles and public transportation
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines and competing demands
Desired Qualifications
  • Fluency or near-fluency in a second language (especially Spanish or Portuguese)
  • Previous work experience related to electric vehicles, transportation planning, energy/grid planning, or another relevant field
  • Demonstrated extracurricular interest in electric vehicle planning, sustainable transportation planning, or electric grid planning
General Internship Requirements

  • Applicants must have personal health insurance coverage.
  • US work authorization is required for this opportunity. WRI does not sponsor interns for visas.

The pay range for this internship opportunity is between $15-18/hour, commensurate with qualifications.

Duration and Location

  • This is a full-time, six-month internship with flexible start and end dates based on the student’s availability and need for the project.
  • This is a remote-based internship with the option to work out of the Washington D.C. office once it reopens.
  • WRI will provide a laptop for the duration of your internship.
How to Apply Please submit a resume and cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

The World Resources Institute ( is an environmental and Development Research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.
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