Intern Climate Change Adaptation

Join the CARE Climate Justice Center (CJC) and members of the team to contribute to CJC’s goal to lead and coordinate the integration of climate justice and resilience across CARE’s development and humanitarian work.

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?

Main tasks for the CCA intern will be as follow:

  • Support the organization of regular meetings of Climate Justice Communities of Practices: The intern will support the facilitation of CARE Climate Justice Communities of Practices (COPs) by for example, proposing agenda items of the different meetings, supporting the facilitation of the meetings, contributing to implementation of the action points decided, and following up with participants between meetings.
  • Contribute to technical support provided to projects and programs: The intern will work together with the Adaptation Specialists in supporting Country Offices and specific CARE projects to integrate climate change into their project. For example, during the period of the internship, some of the main tasks will be to pilot the Climate Resilience Marker, to develop CARE Climate Justice Onboarding Training, developing new project proposals, etc. The intern will support the climate adaptation specialists in this work with background research, contributing to some sections of the tools, formatting, etc.
  • Support the design and delivery of Climate Justice training courses: The intern will work with the Adaptation Specialists and other team members on the development and delivery of training such as the online learning journey on Climate Adaptation among others. You will also work to ensure that courses are available in other official CARE languages (Spanish and/or French).
  • Capitalization and dissemination of CARE’s adaptation work: The Climate Jusitce Center Communications team is in charge of regularly updating the CARE Climate Change website with the most recent global program activities related to climate change and resilience. The intern will work closely with this team on sharing the contents produced and gathered on climate change adaptation and will also support the dissemination of CARE’s technical work on external relevant platforms and events.

The intern will work under the supervision of the CJC Adaptation Specialists based at CARE France and CARE Germany and will communicate and work with CARE office staff where relevant. 

What do you bring to the table?

Education & Qualifications: Master students in the fields of Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Geography, Environment, International Development Studies, Anthropology, or any other related area


  • 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.


  • Comfortable with cartographic software (e.g. QGIS) and image processing tools;
  • 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. 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.