Who we are and what we do?
WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. WRI India’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.
We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization. Currently over 150 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.
About your role:
WRI India’s Energy Program seeks to inform and guide India’s clean energy transitions. We collaborate with policymakers, national and state ministries, companies, utilities, regulators, finance, and development institutions to secure a clean energy future for everyone.
WRI India is seeking an intern for its work on Energy for equitable development. The Energy for Equitable Development pillar supports access to sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy for development services in rural and underserved areas in states of Assam, Jharkhand, and Nagaland.
The role involves around analyzing and communicating our partners’ work on energy access interventions in the health, livelihoods, and education sectors. This involves transforming both qualitative and quantitative data into interesting insights in the form of articles, blogs, infographics, and photo stories that can be published on various social media platforms, including WRI India’s website. The role provides an opportunity to co-create engaging and informative communication products to share our research and recommendations and disseminating them across media and through events and workshops.
How your day will unfold:
The intern will undertake a range of responsibilities as listed below.
  • Conduct secondary research on topics at the intersections of energy, agriculture, livelihoods and overall socio-economic development.
  • Conduct secondary mapping of organisations/players in the energy sector and the stages of their engagement in the rural livelihoods sector.
  • Sharpen insights by complementing the analyses by working closely with project team and conducting literature review and consultations to validate abovementioned findings.
  • Continuous engagement with all team members contributing to the project activities.
  • Reviewing and summarizing the papers and articles provided by the team.
  • Support the team on capacity building activities as required.
Qualifications and requirements we seek:
  • Master’s education degree (pursuing or higher) in Economics, Environment, Climate Change, Development Studies, or related social sciences discipline.
  • A flexible individual who can work independently, with little direction and supervision. Keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent writing, editing and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office suite
  • Ability to undertake quantitative and qualitative analysis of large data sets is a plus.
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner, think creatively, work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure.
  • Having a broad understanding of agriculture and rural livelihoods with an idea of the relationship between electricity access and socio-economic development is a plus.
The internship will be for 2 months and extendable for further 2 months based on availability and requirement.
Stipend: 25000 Per Month
List of Documents to be attached:
Cover Letter
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose. Finalized candidate will be required to take a writing/analytical test.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) @WRI India
WRI India values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our work and workforce. Integrating these values into our actions fosters a progressive and collaborative culture and can also enhance our impact. It is our responsibility to create a welcoming working environment for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experience to learn together. We are responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive workplace where questions, concerns and information about diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our ongoing dialogue and development.
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