Intern- Climate, Surat

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2024
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Program Overview for Climate

At WRI Indiaโ€™s Climate Program we focus on modern, research and integrated solutions that can allow a low-carbon transition in India, while ensuring that the transition is equitable and just for its people and protects natural resources. Through applied research, the use of frameworks and tools, partnerships with partners and ground-level implementation, we want to achieve impact at scale.

About the Role

India has set for itself, decarbonization targets that can put the country on a low carbon development pathway. While this climate ambition must also ensure that India meets its developmental targets and raises the standard of living of all its people, climate change impacts are already affecting communities and must be addressed. Additionally, while low carbon shifts in our energy systems, industries, and transport can bring in better economic, job and development outcomes at the aggregate levels, if not managed well, they could also disproportionately and negatively influence the livelihoods of the most vulnerable โ€“ including informal workers, small businesses, low-income households, and women.

Taking cognizance of such potential impacts in developing low carbon/climate policies and undertaking measures to minimize and manage such impacts is important to ensure that the Indiaโ€™s low carbon transition is also just and equitable. In this regard, WRI India Indiaโ€™s Climate program is working to build a successful MSME sector in India by reducing their vulnerability to climate change, building capacity on undertaking climate action, accessing technology and finance for decarbonization, and preparing MSMEs for the low carbon transition though targeted, sector-specific skilling programs.

In this regard, WRI Indiaโ€™s Climate Program is looking for an intern for its ongoing work with the Indian MSME sector to build their resilience towards impacts of climate change, build their capacity to decarbonize and stay in the low carbon economy and support a โ€œjustโ€ transition by identifying skilling needs and developing skilling programs and building capacity on accessing climate finance.

How Your Day Will Unfold

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  • Supporting mapping relevant stakeholders like MSME associations, financing agencies, technology providers, energy providers, concerned Govt depts, experts, etc.
  • Supporting engagement with textile MSMEs in Surat, local partners, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Assisting in MSME site visits, multi-partner consultations for research, and implementation of the project
  • Supporting the team with the documentation of key insights and learnings from the engagements with various stakeholder groups.
  • Supporting the team with the pilot-testing of interventions, skill training, and other on-ground activities at the cluster and state level. Requirements and skills that we seek:
    • Postgraduate degree in environmental/ climate science, economics, public policy, engineering, statistics, urban/ environmental planning, or related subjects.
    • 0- 2 years of work experience in research roles related to one or more of these topics: MSME, environment issues, energy sector, climate policy, emissions inventory, or related topics.
    • Any experience in planning, coordinating capacity building or skilling programs amongst communities, small businesses, women, entrepreneurs, or experienced/semi-experienced workers is desired.
    • Writing experience expressed through published reports or written documentation.
    • Willingness to travel to MSME clusters for research and engagement.
    • Awareness of environment and climate domain โ€“ main issues and trends.
    • Experience with the MSME ecosystem and the textiles sector.
    • Ability to work with and coordinate with multiple partners.
    • Fluent in English and Gujarati
    • Engage constructively and collaboratively with the team and a sense of respect for the team members and partners.

      Salary and Benefits: INR 25,000 Per Month

      Duration: 3 months

      Location: Surat

      List of Documents to be attached:
      • Cover Letter
      • Resume

        Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose. Finalized candidate will be required to take a writing/analytical test.

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