ClimateWorks Internship (Summer A)

ClimateWorks Australia is an expert, independent adviser, acting as a bridge between research and action to enable new approaches and solutions that accelerate Australia’s transition to net zero emissions by 2050. It was co-founded in 2009 by The Myer Foundation and Monash University and works within the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.

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One intern is required to undertake a mapping of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) against the climate mitigation actions included in the deep decarbonisation pathways developed by ClimateWorks Australia and other climate mitigation actions which could be relevant to developing nations. The mapping will include identifying and assessing positive and negative interactions, in line with the SDGs interactions framework.

A key outcome of the project will be to identify actions which deliver positive outcomes of most SDGs, and actions which present major conflicts with several SDGs. Where conflicts exist, suggestions of alternative measures to reduce emissions in the sectors considered which do not have adverse impacts on SDGs will be welcome.

Intake: Summer A
Duration: Flexible
Location: Melbourne CBD
Recommended Disciplines: Master of Environment and Sustainability

● Research into the required area
● Communicate with internal and external stakeholders as directed by supervisor; including potentially undertaking some interviews
● Provide regular updates on progress
● Attend internal ClimateWorks meetings as directed by supervisor
● Attend offsite meetings with external stakeholders as directed by supervisor
● Attend offsite events as directed by supervisor
● Prepare a report outlining the results
● Present the results to the team and potentially to ClimateWorks and MSDI staff

Preferred Skills:
● Familiarity with the SDGs
● Familiarity with climate mitigation actions
● Experience with quantitative analysis

Applications close October 4.

Please follow the step-by-step guide on how to apply for APG5044 Professional Internship.