- Are you a university student looking for a part-time paid internship?
- Would you like to be part of a small expert organisation with an international reach?
- Do you want to learn about sustainable finance at its forefront in Central Europe?
The International Sustainable Finance Centre (ISFC) is looking for part-time interns (approx. 8-12 hours a week) to join their driven and diverse team in its Prague head office, or remotely. We are an independent, apolitical and impact-driven think tank with an aim to build regional expertise and capacity on sustainable finance topics and empower private companies, public institutions, and communities to take advantage of the transition to a low carbon economy.
We are currently seeking to hire six proactive and keen learners with an ability to take agency and work independently, while being able to remain flexible and cope with a fast-paced yet inspiring environment. Each intern will receive mentoring from one of the staff members and will enjoy access to publications, events, and resources to support their work and future professional development. The ISFC takes its internship scheme very seriously.
We are recruiting one intern for each of our key workstreams or work focus areas, to work directly with the expert team lead. These are:
- Sustainable Investing
- Sustainable Economy
- Sustainability and Banking
- Just transition
- Sustainable Financial System
- Social media and outreach
As part of this role, you will be assisting with
- research and analysis of information,
- stakeholder or issue mapping exercises,
- event organisation,
- stakeholder communication and project coordination,
- social media strategy execution and outreach planning and coordination.
You will be directly exposed to some of our key projects and activities and will be embedded in the team.
This position is a terrific opportunity for talented and energetic individuals who want to learn more about the dynamic world of sustainable finance and other topics that are shaping the world, such as ESG investing, EU Green Deal, Just Transition, green bonds, or climate change.
Required responsibilities & skills:
- Fluency in English and one of the region’s languages (Polish, Slovak, Hungarian or Czech),
- Preferably at least a bachelor’s degree (or currently in the final year of a bachelor's degree) in finance, economics, business, or a relevant field,
- Good analytical and research skills,
- Excellent communication and organisation skills,
- Ability to analyse and summarise complex issues,
- Ability to build and update contact databases; to carry out mapping exercises (identification of key contacts on a range of sectors across many countries),
- Ability to schedule meetings and manage calendars,
- Help with travel and accommodation arrangements,
- Support organising events and assisting with logistics,
- Attend conferences and meetings, taking notes and drafting summaries,
- Monitor policy developments and media coverage,
- Assist with social media work (creating and promoting posts),
- A willingness to learn fast and to help with a wide range of tasks,
- An open mind and a proactive can-do attitude.
What we can offer:
- A flexible working environment,
- Mentoring and career development support,
- Access to a wide range of events and opportunities,
- Access to cutting-edge research and expert resources,
- Opportunity to expand your professional network,
- Being part of an international team with diverse expertise,
- An experience of working in a small start-up organisation,
- A competitive small daily payment of EUR 30 as remuneration for the work (1 day per week).
To apply, please send your application to email@example.com your CV with a one page cover letter, mentioning which of the six workstreams you are interested in and why you’d be a good fit for it.