The Global Center on Adaptation offers internships through its Young Leaders Program. Young Leaders work with our team on issues surrounding a new global climate adaptation agenda. Interns contribute to our policy, advocacy, and research efforts that help societies across the world become more resilient to climate-related threats.
The internship takes place in the Netherlands at the premises of the Global Center on Adaptation, in Rotterdam and/or in Groningen. During the Program, Young Leaders work independently and with a team of experts on different assignments in an international and diverse environment.
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization chaired by Ban Ki-moon that acts as a solutions broker, bringing together governments, the private sector, civil society, intergovernmental bodies, and knowledge institutions that can address the obstacles slowing down adaptation action.
The Young Leaders Program is open to all candidates currently enrolled in a graduate program from a variety of fields in the social sciences and life sciences.
1) To be eligible for an internship, candidates must:
2) Have an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent)
3) Be enrolled in a graduate study program (pursuing a Master’s or PhD) or have graduated within 6 months of application
4) Have a solid understanding of international development and climate change adaptation issues
5) Have demonstrable leadership potential
6) Be fluent in English. Additional knowledge of other languages such as Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese is desirable.
The Global Center on Adaptation provides a monthly compensation of €500, as well as contributions to housing and travel (including to and from the Netherlands).
IMPORTANT: Interns are entirely responsible for their own living costs such as groceries and health insurance.
The Young Leaders Program is currently open for applications for the period of May – August 2020 (4 months total).
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