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Climate Finance Intern (Fall 2023)

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) has an opening for a remote-based climate finance internship. Since 1985 CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy working at the local, national and international levels. CCAP helps policymakers around the world to develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests. 

Position Description

The position will support CCAP’s climate finance work. S/he will provide comprehensive research, analysis, report-writing and conference-preparation support for CCAP’s projects related to climate finance, including knowledge generation and capacity building in developing countries. S/he will have the opportunity to contribute to research and analysis on national decarbonization and NDC investment strategies, climate finance transparency – including MRVs, sustainable finance taxonomy –  mobilization of private climate finance, and the collaboration of public and private institutions in financing transformational climate projects and programs.  

The position will have close contact with climate finance associates and participate in cutting-edge climate finance advocacy work. The position has the possibility to work with other CCAP programs such as Carbon Markets and Methane Mitigation. This is a paid full-time position. The intern will report to the Director of Climate Finance. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Research and quantitative analysis on developing-countries’ decarbonization strategies and pathways (i.e., Nationally Determined Contributions); and climate finance instruments and mechanisms. 

  • Drafting analytical reports and organization’s regular publications on the given thematic topics (e.g., Sustainable Finance, Transparency, Access to Finance, Decarbonization, environmental and climate risks). 

  • Assistance in the organization of meetings, workshops, and other events 

  • Interaction with outside technical consultants, experts, and international policymakers on various assignments 

The intern will support one or more projects, for example:

  • Climate Finance/Best Practices – Perform literature review on international climate policy and climate finance landscape. 

  • Sustainable Finance Taxonomies – Perform methodological review on sustainable finance taxonomies.  

  • Catalyzing Climate Finance – Support in the development of financial instruments and financial mechanisms.  

  • Transparency in Climate Finance – Develop material on transparency of climate finance.  

  • Climate Finance Program Development – Support research and analysis for the design and implementation of innovative climate finance projects. Prepare presentation materials and materials for meetings with clients and draft meeting minutes. 


  • Current graduate or post graduate student from a program in MBA, Public Policy, Economics, Finance, Environmental Science, or related fields 

  • Experience in climate change and environmental policy required 

  • Coursework or experience on access to finance and international climate funds 

  • Coursework or experience in environmental economics and/or sustainable finance 

  • Excellent research, quantitative analysis and writing skills required 

  • Strong oral and written communication skills 

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 

  • Ability to quickly get up to speed on technical issues 

  • Desirability to continue growing in a fast-paced organization 

  • Adaptability and resourcefulness in new and challenging environments  

  • Excellent intercultural communication skills 

  • Fluency in English and French, including the ability to speak and write to policy audiences is preferable. 


Applications, including a cover letter describing how your qualifications and interests match the responsibilities and projects described above, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and one writing sample should be sent to   


Please also reference where you learned of the position. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type “Climate Finance Intern” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. 

US-based applicants must be able to legally work in the U.S.(this includes student visa holders). CCAP will not sponsor applicants. However, CCAP is open to take applications from applicants working remotely outside of the U.S. The Center for Clean Air Policy is an equal opportunity employer. 

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