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Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Internships

Fellowship and internship applications (for graduate students and undergrads, respectively,) are accepted on a rolling basis. The duration of each fellowship/internship depends on the needs of the fellow/intern and WEDO programs. A minimum two-month commitment is required and applicants available for longer commitments are encouraged. Fellows/interns will conduct research and writing, provide administrative assistance, attend meetings, and undertake other tasks as necessary, under the direction of the relevant programmatic staff. Ideal candidates will have:

  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to WEDO’s mission and goals
  • Some knowledge, practical or academic, of the program area in which s/he applies to work
  • Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills
  • The ability to complete all tasks (mundane to substantive) in a careful, timely manner
  • Experience working in an office, coupled with an ability to undertake multiple tasks, sometimes under time pressure
  • A sense of humor, an ability to work well in a small team setting, and a desire to work in an informal environment
  • The ability to work at least 10-15 hours/week
  • Fluency in a foreign language is highly desirable but not required

Internships and fellowships are unpaid but can be used for college credit. All WEDO Internships and Fellowships are based in our offices in New York City, unfortunately WEDO cannot offer any assistance with travel or visa needs.

Please send Resume, Cover Letter and Writing Sample to intern-apply@wedo.org.

Now accepting applications for the following positions:

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Climate Change Fellow: 

WEDO is looking for a dynamic and self-directed person to support work on climate change, particularly in relation to work with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Responsibilities of the intern may include the following: research and reporting on specific policy tracks of the UNFCCC in collaboration with WEDO priorities, country specific research on national activities to address gender and climate change; updating staff on the activities and positions of women’s networks, as well as other stakeholders, around the world on specific climate policy areas; drafting and editing articles, posts and position papers; supporting website content; supporting logistics for related international meetings; attending and reporting back on meetings in New York; and assisting with general program and administrative duties. The Climate Change Intern will assist with outreach and mobilization for the UN Climate Summit 2014. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with gender equality/women’s rights issues, climate change mitigation and adaptation, the UN, and/or international agreements related to sustainable development/environment. Graduate students preferred.

Cities, Climate Change & Sustainable Development Research Fellow

WEDO is looking for a motivated, justice-minded and focused individual to work with the WEDO team to support research and analysis related to urbanization, particularly city/regional planning that accounts for climate change and sustainable development. Responsibilities may include: updating staff on current events/reports, compiling key stakeholder information, research on city planning in specific contexts, contributing to WEDO’s capacity building work on gender-responsive and sustainable city planning, attending and reporting on related meetings, and following the role of cities/urbanization within processes, especially the Sustainable Development Goals/Post-2015 development agenda. The ideal candidate will have some familiarity the UN and Post-2015, as well as with policies and trends related to cities, urbanization, environment, gender equality/women’s rights and/or sustainable development. Graduate students preferred.

Finance & Accounting:

WEDO is currently looking for a Finance/Accounting intern to join our finance department. The candidate filling this position will handle a wide range of important duties. As a small organization you will be treated as a valued member of our staff and offered an extended array of great learning opportunities. Specific duties include: Payment of invoices using Fund-EZ software; reviewing invoices, bills, and vouchers for accuracy before payment; Posting of all cash receipts, expenses and other transactions to general ledger; Reconciliation of bank statements and petty cash; Assistance in reconciling accounts and documentation for the annual financial audit; Copying, filing, and other duties associated with the Accounting Department; and Data entry.

Additional Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a college student majoring in Accounting or Finance with knowledge of non-profit organizations. The candidate MUST have a solid understanding of basic accounting principles. Knowledge or experience with “fund” accounting, as well as accounting software, preferred. Must be detail-oriented, flexible, and organized.

Social Media & Communications: 

WEDO is looking for a creative, dedicated, and organized individual to join our team as social media/ communications intern. This intern will provide support on progressive outreach campaigning using social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc) as well as other communications outputs such as website content, newsletters, listserve, and press releases. Other roles of this internship include: creativity and resourcefulness in strengthening WEDO’s web presence; actively use Twitter and Facebook for outreach; contribute to the drafting of press releases and newsletters; monitor relevant news and information on the organization and our areas of work including: climate change, sustainable development, UN activities, women’s rights; support website maintenance and update/ monitor social media tools; and, support general office and administrative tasks. Some additional qualifications for the Social Media/ Communications intern include: passion for Web 2.0 technologies and creating social movements with new media and an established presence/experience in several of the following social spaces: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress, Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn.