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Internship (1in1000 Program)


We are recruiting an intern to join 2DII's 1in1000 Program on future risks and challenges.

What
Internship
Start
No later than January 17th, 2022
Where
Berlin
Duration
6 months

Your main assignment will be to perform research on long-term risk management and mitigation. This will involve developing tools to measure (stress testing, scenario analysis), monitor (dashboards, anticipation tools) and mitigate (impact assessment tools) “1in1000” risks.

About the role:

You will mainly contribute to two specific projects within the 1in1000 program:

  • A project in its initial development phase aimed at building an open-source database that helps financial institutions, supervisors and central banks to develop risk and sustainability profiles for SMEs. This database should contain data from SMEs in Austria, France, Germany and Spain. The databank will be the basis for a web-tool helping banks in their lending processes to SMEs.
  • A study of the alignment of the recovery from the Covid crisis with low-carbon objectives in Latin America, aimed at informing a new online dashboard.

Depending on your profile, tasks will include desk research, data analysis, referencing, statistical modelling and contributions to our studies and reports. We appreciate it if you have either a background in economics, statistics, sustainability, business or finance and monetary policy/financial supervision, as well as data science – but please note: this is not a must-have!

Desired qualifications:

  • Good level of understanding of finance or a desire to learn. Previous work or internship experience in finance, monetary policy or risk management topics is a plus.
  • Experience and motivation to work on mitigation of climate change and impact, as well as 1in1000 risks such as pandemics, breakdown in social cohesion, or biodiversity.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English (ability to read Spanish is a plus)
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following fields is a plus (you are not expected to master them all!): a) climate finance b) statistical modelling (especially with R) c) SME ecosystem in the EU d) low-carbon transition challenges in Latin America
  • Experience in working with data and data management is a plus

We offer:

  • Inclusion in the team from the very beginning with own responsibilities and the space to bring up your ideas
  • A dynamic team with a lot of fun and passion for our mission
  • A personal line manager that will support you with your professional and personal development
  • Participation in high-level events, workshops and interviews conducted with practitioners in finance
  • A salary of €1,800 / month

About 1in1000: 1in1000 is a new research program by 2° Investing Initiative that brings together new & existing research projects on long-termism, climate change, and (inter-)connected future risks for financial markets, the economy, and society. Its objective is to develop evidence, design tools, and build capacity to help financial institutions and supervisors mitigate and adapt to future risks and challenges. The program focuses on climate change and the universe of risks and challenges linked to climate change, notably ecosystem service and biodiversity loss, as well as risks from a decline in social cohesion and resilience. To achieve this objective, 1in1000 focuses on three main areas: i) Long-term metrics; (ii) Risk (management) tools and frameworks; and (iii) Policies & incentives.

About 2DII: The 2° Investing Initiative (2DII) is an independent, non-profit think tank working to align financial markets and regulations with the Paris Agreement goals.

Globally focused with offices in Paris, New York, Berlin, London, and Brussels, 2DII coordinates some of the world’s largest research projects on sustainable finance. Its team of finance, climate, and risk experts develop research, tools, and policy insights to help financial institutions and regulators hasten and adapt to the energy transition. In order to ensure its independence and the intellectual integrity of its work, 2DII has a multi-stakeholder governance and funding structure, with representatives from a diverse array of financial institutions, governments, and NGOs.

How to apply:

The application deadline is November 30th. Please send your application letter to jobs[at]2degrees-investing.org with information on your availability/start date, a CV without a picture, and a short cover letter (max. one page).

2° Investing Initiative is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities and will continually ensure equal opportunity to our employees and our applicants in the conduct of all business activities.