Intern CARE Climate & Resilience Academy

Join the CARE Climate Justice Center (CJC) and members of the team to contribute to CJC’s goal to build knowledge and strengthen the capacity of humanitarian and development practitioners on climate justice and resilience.

CARE’s vision for climate justice

CARE International is a global confederation that works in over 100 countries towards overcoming poverty and achieving social justice. Climate justice is one of the 6 impact areas of CARE’s 2030 vision. For CARE, climate justice means a future where the poorest and most marginalised have improved their wellbeing significantly. Where women and men can enjoy their human rights due to increased resilience to climate change, increased equality and a global temperature rise that is limited to 1.5°C.  CARE’s global goal for climate justice is to strengthen the resilience and adaptive capacities of 25 million poor and marginalised people, particularly women and girls, to the effects of climate change by 2030. To reach this goal, CARE is building on 20 years of experience.

About the Climate Justice Center

The CARE Climate Justice Center (CJC), hosted by CARE Nederland, is CARE International’s Global Team working on climate justice. The CJC’s main goal is to coordinate and enable the integration of climate justice and resilience across CARE’s development and humanitarian work. We achieve this by sharing tools and fostering knowledge exchange between our 100+ global offices and local partners, validating and analysing internal impact data on climate justice, facilitating learning through the CARE Climate & Resilience Academy, and undertaking and supporting advocacy efforts at global, regional and national level.

The CARE Climate & Resilience Academy offers learning resources for CARE staff and external partners and builds on CARE’s 20+ years of experience in resilience, community-based adaptation, climate advocacy, and our own efforts to become a climate-smart organisation. The Academy aims to give humanitarian and development practitioners the necessary knowledge to understand climate change and provide them with skills and tools so that they are better able to address climate change in their programs and tackle its causes and consequences. The Academy offers 4 types of content: online learning journeys, free self-paced online courses, free trainer packs, and customised trainings.

What will you be doing?

You will develop knowledge on and skills in creating learning experiences on climate action through instructional design, the implementation of our learning journeys, maintenance of our self-paced courses and organizing online events for the Academy’s growing alumni community.

Your activities could include, but are not limited to, contributing to:

  • Onboarding of participants in learning journeys and ongoing support to the community during our learning journeys;
  • Providing technical support during online live sessions in our learning journeys;
  • Updating course materials in consultation with adaptation specialists and other experts;
  • Maintaining, updating and developing our self-paced courses on Moodle;
  • Ensuring our courses are available in official CARE languages besides English (e.g. French and Spanish);
  • Organizing online networking events for our alumni community and engaging with external organisations working in the climate space;
  • Communication with the global CARE confederation through internal newsletters, our climate champions network and CARE shares, and externally through our LinkedIn page.

Specific trainings that you will support on are:

The intern will work under the supervision of the CARE Climate & Resilience Academy Coordinator, who is based at CARE Nederland, and will communicate and work with CARE country office staff where relevant. The final activities and tasks will depend on your (academic) background and experience as well as your own interests and input. The CJC is a small team that consists of around 10 team members based in different countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.

What do you bring to the table?

Education & Qualifications: Bachelor or Master students in the fields of Education (Design), International Development Studies, Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Environment, Anthropology, Sociology.

Essential for all intern positions:

  • Excellent proficiency in English and Spanish;
  • Residing in the Netherlands;
  • Exceptional organisational, analytical and writing skills;
  • Good eye for detail, collaborative, proactive, and creative;
  • Passionate about climate change adaptation, climate justice and gender justice;
  • High interest in adult learning, (online) training design and knowledge management;
  • Comfortable with, and able to quickly learn new technologies;
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of technical colleagues (remotely) and to work independently with limited supervision;
  • Open-minded and flexible attitude towards responsibilities and ad-hoc requests for support;
  • Currently enrolled at a university.

Desired for all interns:

  • Good understanding of main climate change issues;
  • Experience in facilitation of online trainings and/or participatory meetings;
  • Experience with online learning systems such as Moodle, Curatr, Rise;
  • Proficiency in other languages (pref. Spanish, French, Arabic).

CARE maintains a zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse and takes all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE staff and related personnel seriously.

What does CARE offer?

  • The Climate Justice Center team is a global and dynamic team that gives you insight into CARE’s development and humanitarian work worldwide, and provides you with a great opportunity to build a network within the climate space.
  • Internship opportunity starting 1 September.
  • The duration will be 6 months with possibility to extend – 4 to 5 days a week (to be discussed).
  • The possibility to both work from our CARE Nederland office in the heart of The Hague and work from home (50% of time).
  • The internship reimbursement will be EUR 330 when interning full time.
  • CARE will provide you with a laptop (on loan) for the duration of your internship.

Ready to apply?

Are you interested in this internship and do you meet the profiles sought? Please send your application using the button below. The deadline to respond to this vacancy is Sunday 23 June 2024.

The selected candidate will engage in an internship contract with CARE Nederland in which the guidance by both CARE as well as the University will be detailed.

For more information, please contact Diana Kaekebeke, CARE Climate & Resilience Coordinator.

  • For this position, it’s important that you have a residency in The Netherlands and that you’re enrolled in a Masters degree at a Dutch University.
  • As long as the vacancy is still visible, responding remains possible.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.