Internship Vacancy: Overseas Development Institute

Key information

Organisation: Overseas Development Institute
Role: Research Intern
Location: London
Reference ID: 38945
Salary Description: £2,000 from the Environmental Change Institute + lunch & travel expenses
Flexible Start Date: 19 June 2017
Internship Duration: 8 Weeks during summer/fall

Organisation/Company Description

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Our mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. We do this by locking together high quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate. We work with partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries.

Project Details

The intern will provide research support on a number of exciting ODI projects within the Risk and Resilience programme. In particular, the intern will play a strong role in assisting a current piece of work related to assessing the effectiveness of knowledge brokers and intermediaries in supporting large climate adaptation research programmes in developing countries. This may include contributions to the design of the research project, data analysis, and inputs to a working paper and policy brief.

Applicant Profile


  • Knowledge of climate policy and environmental management in developing countries
  • Awareness of latest debates and issues relating to climate adaptation/resilience, disaster risk reduction, and science-policy interface


  • Experience in quantitative analysis (particularly survey data)
  • Written publications across a range of formats (e.g. blogs, grey literature, journal articles, etc.)

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This internship has been facilitated by the Environmental Change Institute.

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