Intern - Urban Water, Sustainable Cities, Bengaluru, India

Intern – Urban Water , WRI India

What is WRI?

WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. Our work focuses on building sustainable and liveable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.

We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organisation with more than 400 experts and other staff around the world. World Resources Institute began in Washington, DC, in 1982 to provide cutting edge analysis to address global environment and development challenges. WRI spans more than 50 countries, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. In all of these locations, WRI works with government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action based on high-quality data and objective analysis.

WRI India has the capacity to convene key stakeholders, and forge strategic partnerships with governments, business, foundations, civil society organizations, institutes and NGOs, to scale-up solutions that can bring game-changing results for the sustainable management of natural resources in India.

India is the fastest growing economy in the world today, but a series of interconnected water challenges pose a high risk for citizens, the environment and the economy. Cities in India face significant water challenges with rapid unmanaged urbanization and climate change driven extreme weather events increasing risk to citizens.

Restoration and conservation of water-related ecosystem can be a low-cost and feasible choice to build resilience. A few important examples of restoration and conservation efforts already exist within municipal areas in India; but a robust and integrated plan (encompassing data analysis, policy action and public participation) is required to scale-up such restorative practices.

WRI India is working on a research project on the theme of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions and is seeking an intern to support the Urban Water Team in research and analysis, writing and content development on this project.

Position Overview:

WRI India is seeking an Intern to work with the Urban Water team in India to support research and writing on a project to develop a compendium of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions in India. The candidate must have knowledge of or on-ground experience of implementing nature-based solutions or green infrastructure.

Responsibilities:

The Intern is expected to undertake the following works -

  • Data collection, research and analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Develop written content
  • Communications content (presentations and graphics)

At the end of the internship period the intern will produce the following products –

  • Report based on the data collection and analysis undertaken
  • PowerPoint presentation of the findings of the research
  • At least 1 communication product (blog/ article) on the research and findings

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Post graduate degree holder or PhD research scholar with knowledge of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions.
  • Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis is a requirement.
  • Excellent/ Strong research, interpersonal/ written/ communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office – Word, Excel & PowerPoint; knowledge of Adobe Suite will be beneficial.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to present complex information in clear and concise written form.

Location: Bangalore, India

Duration: 3 Months

Start Date: 01-May-2019

To Apply: Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.

Finalized candidate will be required to take a writing/analytical test.

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 preference, parental 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.

Source: UN Jobs

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Deadline/closing date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019