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Research internship (Emerging Markets)


What
Internship
Start
1 September 2020
Where
Paris 75010
Duration
6 months (ideally, September 2020-March 2021)

Responsibilities:

Your main assignment will be to perform research in a new and challenging field: the development of metrics to measure the climate performance of financial portfolios and associated financial risk. Depending on your profile, tasks will include desk research, data analysis, contributions to our studies, as well as potential assistance with communications and events organization.

You will have the opportunity to work on an international research project commissioned by the European Commission on the implications of the transition to a low-carbon economy for the risk and climate performance of financial institutions. You’ll also have the chance to contribute to and participate in conferences and events related to climate finance.

Desired qualifications:

  • High-level education and degree, generally in a scientific field, and in most cases some previous experience
  • Good level of understanding of capital markets or a desire to learn, especially with an interest in issues related to climate change and the energy technology transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Strong interest and curiosity for the intellectual aspects of climate and energy issues, solid general knowledge of these subjects and interest in the underlying economic and financial aspects
  • Sound understanding of key climate/energy related concepts (e.g. electricity markets, GHG emissions accounting, mitigation scenarios, etc.)
  • Capacity to work independently as well as in a team
  • Experience in working with data and data management
  • Programming skills, in particular R code, is a bonus
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English & Spanish (French and/or German is a plus)

Interested in changing finance to fight climate change? Contact us!

Please send your application (CV and cover letter) to: jobs@2degrees-investing.org

Please note that we will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis, so don’t wait to apply!

Important note: We can only consider candidates who are currently enrolled at universities that provide an internship agreement (“convention de stage”) and who have the ability to work in France.