World Resources Institute (WRI)

Intern (Virtual Events & Communications)

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. NDC Partnership Overview The NDC Partnership is a global coalition of countries and institutions working to mobilize support and achieve ambitious climate goals while enhancing sustainable development. Through our Partnership, members leverage their resources and expertise to provide countries with the tools they need to implement their NDCs and combat climate change to build a better future. Hosted by WRI and the UNFCCC Secretariat, the NDC Partnership has members in all regions of the world, with staff in Washington DC and Bonn, Germany. Internship Summary With the pandemic causing most events to move online, the NDC Partnership has kept many of its activities on target by hosting even more events than usual through Zoom and Microsoft teams. This internship will support the NDC Partnership Support Unit’s Events Manager in day to day tasks connected with our virtual events, such as meetings, workshops, webinars and forums. Learning Outcomes The Intern will gain experience in the following areas:
  • Supporting day-of virtual event Logistics, troubleshooting technology issues, monitoring Q&A function/chat, advancing slide deck, etc.

  • Drafting formal invitations for speakers and attendees

  • Creating invitation lists (using the Partnership’s CRM)

  • Tracking speaker confirmations, general registration and working with the team on follow-ups

  • Support gathering presentations from event speakers and organizing slide decks/videos

  • Assist with creating agendas and setting up meetings/webinars through online platforms

  • Generating after event reports, download recordings and entering information in M&E framework database

  • Other event related duties as assigned

Internship Qualifications
  • Applicants should have basic knowledge of event organization/logistics, experience with Zoom and Microsoft Teams is a plus but not required

  • Strong writing skills with experience writing formal invitation letters

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

  • Social Media experience a plus

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.

Compensation This is a paid internship. Duration and Location This is a full-time, three-month (12 week) fall/winter internship with flexible start and end dates (October 2020 to January 2021) based on the 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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