Internship France Programme

Job title: Internship France Programme

Company: European Climate Foundation

Location: Paris

Job Description: About ECF

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was founded in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help tackle climate change by fostering the development of a low-carbon society at the national, European and global level. We support over 500 partner organisations to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero emissions economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

As towns, cities and countries around the world declare climate emergencies, seas rise, forests burn, glaciers melt, increasing numbers of people take to the streets demanding urgent action and our societies begin to wake up to what the science has been saying for many years, there has never been a more important time to be working on climate change.

About the role

The ECF French Programme works with a wide range of partners in civil society, think tanks, politics, business and academia to support positive & inclusive action on climate and energy in France. We work to build political will for more ambitious action on climate change; and to develop solutions to the policy, social and practical challenges to decarbonisation of the entire economy. The team is now looking for a highly committed and energetic intern to support the programme during the coming months. The internship is offered for six months, starting as soon as possible. The selected candidate will be based in Paris, work closely with the French team on a range of tasks.

Key responsibilities

Monitoring of the news related to ECF programme areas of work;

Research and writing up of regular notes and analysis to help the French team explore new areas of work: literature’s review, stakeholders mapping, etc.;

Development of databases;

Attending events & reporting;

Conceptual assistance for workshops and other potential events;

Helping with project administration & preparation of presentations. The internship will be supervised by the Senior Associate of the French programme.

Experience and competencies

A genuine interest in the mission and values of the organisation;

College Education in a field of relevance to climate policy (political science, economy, environment…);

Good knowledge of the main discussions around climate & energy, French policy-making processes;

Ability to take initiative and be a creative problem solver;

Enthusiastic personality, with a positive, can-do attitude;

Strong administrative and computer skills (PowerPoint, Excel);

Native speaker or comparable level in French, excellent command of the English languages (both spoken and written).

What we offer

A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself;

An excellent work atmosphere and a nice office space in the heart of Paris;

A six-month-internship. It is required to be enrolled in an educational institution in order to be eligible to the internship.


Paris, France

Start Date

Flexible, mid-February 2024 (6 months)

How to apply

Please upload your CV and cover letter (in English). Candidates need to be in the possession of a work permit for the work location in case applicable. The role is addressed to candidates with active student status that are hence enrolled in an educational institution.

All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.


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