Gender Mainstreaming and Youth Intern, NDC Partnership

Tags: internship climate change Environment
  • Added Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2022
7 Steps to get a job in the United Nations

About the Program:

The NDC Partnership brings together 120 countries, developed and developing, and 86 institutional members to create and deliver ambitious NDCs that help achieve the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Governments identify their NDC implementation priorities and the type of support that is needed to translate them into actionable policies and programs. Based on these requests, the membership offers a tailored package of expertise, technical assistance, and funding. This collaborative response provides developing countries with efficient access to a wide range of resources to adapt to and mitigate climate change and foster more equitable and sustainable development. The NDC Partnership is built on the premise of collective action: by acting together, we achieve more.

This position is fully remote.

What you will do:

This intern will play an integral role in the data and analyses components of two cross-cutting areas of the NDC Partnership - gender mainstreaming and youth engagement. Under its 2019 Gender Strategy, the NDC Partnership commits to mainstreaming gender equality into NDCs and the climate action that members support. To facilitate this, the NDC Partnership will assist member country to access the gender-related knowledge resources and capacity building support of the Partnershipโ€™s implementing and development partners. In 2020, the NDC Partnershipโ€™s Steering Committee established a Youth Task Force to guide a youth-led process in developing a Youth Engagement Plan (YEP) for the Partnershipโ€™s members. The YEP highlights key actions areas designed to strengthen youth engagement in NDC action. The intern will support these two areas of work and improve the existing information resources that enable the NDC Partnershipโ€™s support to countries in a coordinated and effective manner.

Internship Learning Outcomes:

The intern will gain experience in the following areas:

Improving information resources for effective gender mainstreaming and youth engagement in climate action. Update the mapping of gender- and youth-related programs and knowledge resources of NDC Partnership implementing and development partners, including dedicated programs and capacity building resources supporting gender- and youth-responsive climate action, available analyses at country level, and gender and youth experts in different regions, and updating internal knowledge sharing boards/mechanisms to support easy information access by the Support Unitโ€™s country and regional teams. Support data extraction and analysis from the Partnershipโ€™s internal knowledge management system (kNook) related to gender and youth in climate action. Research and catalogue new tools and guidelines from members and partners, to add to the pool of gender- and youth-related resources on the Partnershipโ€™s Knowledge Portal. Facilitating gender and youth mainstreaming in the Support Unitโ€™s country engagement framework Assist in the tracking of progress to achieve the minimum standards as set out in the NDC Partnershipโ€™s Gender Strategy. Help surface gender- and youth-related challenges faced by staff and partners in implementing the Gender Strategy and Youth Engagement Plan. Provide support on extracting concrete examples of gender equality and youth engagement in climate action from in-country work to be showcased as effective practices by the Partnership. Engaging partners to support annual Youth Engagement Forum Join meetings and calls with country representatives and institutional partners, gaining insight into experiences with youth engagement to develop programming for the 2023 Youth Engagement Forum. Support development of inclusive structure and theme of 2023 Forum to best fill gaps in youth engagement capacity and learning needs. Other activities (based on interest and need) Join meetings and calls with country representatives, institutional partners, and country experts on the NDC Partnership team, gaining insight into countriesโ€™ experiences with NDC implementation. Provide communications support on topics of interest, including by preparing blogs, talking points, presentations, and social media. Provide support to other activities within the Knowledge and Learning team

What you will need:

Current student or recent graduate. Excellent research and writing skills Strong computer skills including high level of comfort with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, PowerPoint, and web-based communications; experience with the project management tool, Monday, would be an asset. Familiarity and experience with climate change and related fields Familiarity and experience with gender mainstreaming or youth engagement concepts is preferred. Ability to present complex data and information in a clear and concise manner

Length of Contract:

This is a part-time, 6 months internship with a flexible start and end date.


This is a remote-based internship with the option to work out of the Washington D.C. office once it reopens.Interns cannot be based outside of the U.S. WRI will provide a laptop for the duration of your internship.


The pay range for this internship opportunity is between $16-$20/hour, commensurate with qualifications.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with a cover letter. Accepting applications until December 5th. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

About Us: Founded in 1982, 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 seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the worldโ€™s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve peopleโ€™s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

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, racial, and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.

Our mission and values:

WRIโ€™s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earthโ€™s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.

Recommended for you