Online Research Internship

Call for Applications: Online Research Internship with the AIT-RRC.AP Climate Change Cluster
Location: Online, home-based.
Expected start date: As soon as possible
Expected duration: 4-8 weeks

The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) at the Asian Institute of Technology is recruiting up to eight home-based student research interns to support the climate change cluster in compiling a Climate Factsheet for countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. The RRC.AP works to strengthen the capacity of stakeholders in the region to access climate finance. This includes support to Direct Access Entities (DAEs), National Designated Authorities (NDAs), and project developers seeking financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to develop bankable Concept Notes. This research internship is intended to result in a user-friendly Climate Factsheet to support project developers build a strong evidence-base as required by climate financiers like the GCF.


Description:
Under the supervision of the CCC team, interns will prepare a detailed Climate Factsheet for Climate Change Project Planning for countries in the Asia (including Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines) and in the Pacific (including Federated States of Micronesia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, and Republic of Marshall Islands). Climate Factsheet for each country should include information on Geography, People, Climate (Global and Regional Climate Change), Future Climate Projections, Impacts of Climate Change, Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change and References. The detail guidelines on gathering above information will be provided to selected candidates.

Requirements:

  • Master Degree (in progress) in Climate Change, Natural Resource Management or any other related field, currently enrolled as a student at the Asian Institute of Technology

  • Understanding of climate change and sustainable issues (in Asia and Pacific).

  • High proficiency in English, both written and spoken.

  • Ability to work independently and with little supervision.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Good interpersonal skills and a collaborative mindset, with experience working or studying in a multicultural environment.

  • Language competencies in a regional language (including Khmer, Lao, Malay, Bahasa-Indonesia, Polynesian, Marshallese) are beneficial.


Please note that this is an unpaid position. Student research interns will be given a certificate indicating their contribution to the RRC.AP.
If you are interested to work with RRC.AP, please complete the application form.  We will be hiring interns on rolling basis and only selected applicants will be contacted.


About RRC.AP
The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) at the Asian Institute of Technology assists countries to advance their environment and sustainable development goals through the provision of capacity-building, knowledge sharing, policy advice, and research in the thematic areas of Climate Change, Air and Atmosphere, and Waste Management. Currently, the Climate Change Cluster’s services are geared towards building capacity and skills of government officials and other stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific to effectively access climate finance, advance climate change action, and enhance disaster risk reduction efforts. For more information, visit: www.climatechange.rrcap.ait.asia