IDinsight is hiring a full-time intern for Giving Green–a start-up nonprofit founded by IDinsighters and incubating within IDinsight that aims to provide donors and the wider public with recommendations on how best to put their money and time towards combating climate change. This is an unpaid volunteer position. The intern will help support the development and launch of a renewed website and set of recommendations in late 2020, in addition to supporting the team’s fundraising efforts. This role will focus on developing evidence-based, creative, and effective communications and outreach strategies and outputs, working with high-calibre funders to generate new opportunities for the team, and supporting the creation of research content for Giving Green. The Giving Green intern will work closely with IDinsight’s Chief Economist and the Giving Green team to facilitate the successful launch of version 2.0 of Giving Green.
IDinsight helps leaders combat poverty worldwide by designing, deploying and promoting evidence-generating tools. We tailor the best methodologies to partner needs and constraints to fuse evidence with action. We serve governments, NGOs, foundations and social businesses across Africa and Asia in all major program areas including health, education, agriculture, livelihoods, finance, energy and governance.
About Giving Green
Giving Green’s mission is to direct dollars and volunteers towards evidence-based projects that combat the climate crisis. We are producing an actionable and dynamically updated set of recommendations for how to support projects that are demonstrably reducing atmospheric GHG. Our product will be a public good that is uniquely scientific, transparent, and independent. Currently, our research focuses on offset markets and US policy change (specifically climate-change activism and lobbying).
About the Role
Giving Green is seeking to launch an updated version of our recommendations and guide to climate action, to launch by the 2020 Giving Season (December 2020). The Giving Green intern will support key parts of our work leading up to the launch, especially the development and refinement of our stand-alone website and fundraising for work beyond the 2020 Giving Season. In addition, the intern will help develop research content and strategy for the team and participate in team meetings. Furthermore, the intern will have a chance to learn more about IDinsight as a whole and participate in the broader organization.
We are seeking candidates with demonstrated experience relevant to work and an ability to work in an intense start-up environment, communicate clearly, and collaborate well with the rest of the Giving Green team. All else equal, candidates with a deep familiarity of climate science, policy, and politics will receive stronger consideration.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree-holder in a relevant field
- Proven ability to work alone and with teams in a dynamic, multicultural environment
- Expertise and experience in web-design (knowledge of wix platform preferred)
- Expertise and experience in fundraising
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
- Expertise in Microsoft Excel
- Willingness to put in extra effort when required to meet deadlines, ability to work in a start-up environment
- Passion for taking action on climate change
- Strong values aligned with IDinsight’s stated values
The key qualification is to be passionate about solving the climate crisis, a quick learner and a hard worker. We do not expect the intern to have all of the specialized experiences mentioned.
Nuts and Bolts
This position is fully remote. This position is not compensated, and applicants are encouraged to seek external funding from their institutions. Preferred start date is as soon as possible. Please apply as soon as possible, as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.