BIC is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.
Forest and Climate Campaign Intern
The Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social justice and ecological sustainability. BIC works closely with civil society to enhance their capacity and political space to participate in the design and implementation of development projects in their countries. The Bank Information Center’s Forest Campaign works to address the threats to forests posed by IFI lending, and to promote forest peoples’ rights to live in and manage their forests.
BIC is looking for an intern to provide support to the forest campaign staff. The first major task will involve planning for the upcoming World Bank Spring Meetings on April 18-20, 2017. The ideal candidate should have some knowledge of international financial institutions and/or forests and climate change issues. The intern will support the forest campaign staff by helping with research on various forest or climate topics; and supporting other forest campaign activities such as liaising with partners, administration and logistics support, and helping to organize meetings.
Qualifications, skills and experience
- Current college student or recent grad ideally in environmental or social studies, or international development
- Strong research, writing, and communication skills.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
- Ability to work independently and also a good team player
- Experience working for campaign/non-profit organizations
- Knowledge of sustainable development and international financial institutions and/or climate change or forest issues helpful, but not required
BIC will provide a $1,000 monthly stipend. The intern should be able to start in March 2017 and work through August 2017, with possibility to extend. The intern must be willing to commit to a work schedule of 20-30 hours per week.
How to apply
Send a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and two page writing sample and resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, by February 28, 2017. Write “Forest Intern” on the subject heading. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates.
BIC is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation. To learn more about BIC, visit our website at www.bicusa.org.
Forest and Climate Campaign Associate
Location: Flexible: preferably Washington, DC or Europe based.
The Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society around the world to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability. BIC is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation that advocates for the protection of rights, participation, transparency, and public accountability in the governance and operations of the World Bank Group (WBG) and other development banks.
We are looking for a smart, energetic individual with background in campaigning on social and environmental justice to join our Forest and Climate Campaign. The Forest and Climate Campaign aims to ensure the WBG’s investments not only do no harm to but rather protect forests and the rights of forest peoples. BIC holds the WBG accountable for its investments through advocacy, research, convening of the civil society community, in collaboration with a broad range of organisations and local partners. The Forest and Climate Campaign in 2017-18 will focus on ensuring the WBG supports the protection of forests and promotes the rights of forest peoples through its support to developing countries’ climate commitments (NDCs) and Country Partnership Frameworks. The Campaign will also expose WBG investments which harm forests and local communities and push for reform of damaging policies and practices.
The Forest and Climate Campaign Associate will be a vital member of our small team, working closely with allies and partners in the global north and south, and engaging with WBG staff, management and member governments. S/he will collaborate with other BIC campaigns, in particular the Climate Campaign, and will report to BIC’s Forest Campaign Manager. Visit http://www.bankinformationcenter.org/our-work/forests/ for more information about our recent work on forests and climate.
- Work with allies and partners to campaign for World Bank Group policies and practices that protect forests and the rights of forest peoples, with a focus on WBG NDC support and Country Partnership Frameworks
- Produce and commission high-quality advocacy, research, and communications materials.
- Work with partners and allies to advocate with stakeholders at the WBG, including staff, management, and member governments
- Build collaborative relationships with civil society partners in the global north and south , with a focus on Colombia, Peru and Mexico and help coordinate civil society engagement with the WBG.
- Organise events, meetings, panels and workshops, including support to southern partners to attend the World Bank Spring and Annual Meetings.
- Help ensure coherence and collaboration across BIC’s Forest and Climate campaigns
- Assist in managing campaign budgets and support fundraising efforts.
- May be required to manage an intern for the Campaign.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Fluent in in written and spoken English and Spanish
- Familiarity with World Bank Group and other International Financial Institutions.
- Strong interest in and commitment to environmental and social justice and human rights.
- Experience with advocacy and campaigning
- Excellent team player, with good networking and communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and be self-directed.
- Experience working with communities and civil society organisations, especially in supporting their linking of on-the-ground issues to national- and international-level change.
- Proven experience of evidence-based policy work.
- Willingness to help with logistical and administrative tasks as needed
- Bachelor’s degree in in a relevant subject.
- Ability to travel up to 4 weeks per year
- Understanding of forest and climate change issues.
- Pro-active, with ability to reach out and engage with a diverse array of stakeholders, including civil society groups, forest communities, World Bank Group decision makers, donors, and US Government. Existing contacts in the international forest/climate/IFI watching community a plus.
- Experience working in the global south.
- Master’s degree in a relevant subject.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a full-time salaried position. Salary will be $45,900. BIC offers outstanding benefits including generous annual leave with pay, health insurance, and a friendly work atmosphere with an international team.
Deadline: 1 March 2017. BIC will be carrying out interviews for the Forest and Climate Campaign Associate as soon as possible, for a start date in April 2017. Send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in this position and a 1-2 page resume /CV to email@example.com. Write “Forest and Climate Campaign Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates.
BIC is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation. To learn more about BIC, visit our website at www.bankinformationcenter.org.
Strategic Projects Intern
The Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social justice and ecological sustainability.
We are looking for a smart, proactive individual who has excellent research and writing skills, and a good grasp of international development issues. S/he will primarily be responsible for supporting BIC’s program on disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, including women, children and persons with disabilities. S/he will be based in our headquarters in Washington, DC.
The internship is ideal for individuals seeking knowledge and experience on issues relating to multilateral institutions, development, child rights, women’s rights and citizen engagement. Our informal, dynamic structure enables interns to become immersed in BIC’s day-to-day operations and gain extensive practical experience and knowledge of the World Bank and other IFIs.
• Write web updates and newsletters related to BIC’s policy advocacy and capacity building work on
• Conduct research into World Bank policies, projects and strategies and prepare short briefing memos for BIC staff
• Assist in mapping BIC’s work on problem projects over the past decade
• Assist in disseminating information to partners, and responding to inquiries from partners, related to World Bank activities
• Attend meetings and events related to various issues in international development including those hosted by the World Bank
• Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as (but not limited to) Political Science, Social Science, International Development, Regional Studies, Economics, and Environmental Studies is preferred
• Experience with, or ability to learn, basic website management skills
• Ability to work without supervision and as part of a team
• Outstanding writing skills
• Strong research skills
• Commitment to economic, environmental and social justice
• Familiarity with, or interest in learning about, the World Bank Group
SALARY AND DURATION
BIC will assist with gaining school credit and will pay a monthly stipend of $1000. Intern must be willing to work a minimum of 25 hours per week and make at least a six month commitment.
Send a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, by September 23, 2016. Write “Strategic Projects Intern” on the subject heading. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates.