18 November 2020

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Internship Opportunity 2020

Location: Johannesburg

Term: Fixed Term Contract - 6 months

Closing Date: Monday, 30 November 2020

Recruitment has opened for a 6-month paid Internship Opportunity with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. 

The successful intern is expected to start in December 2020 and will be based in our Johannesburg Office.

The Role

  • C40 is offering interested graduates/undergraduates the opportunity to work in our Regions Team (Africa Office). 
  • The successful intern will provide support to the Africa Office and support to support the development of the Regional Sector Programmes (RSP) with the Water Programme as a priority. 
  • The successful intern will also manage the contacts information of city and partner organization in the C40 Salesforce.
  • If selected, working a 40-hour week, s/he will have the opportunity to develop skills and understanding in a range of subject areas, gaining valuable experience working with international colleagues in a fast-paced and exciting global organization.

The responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Providing support as needed to the C40 Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director in the development of the Regional Sector Programmes (RSP).
  • Providing desktop research (from academic and agency literatures, databases and other sources), as required on issues related to the RSP development and support with the production of draft text.
  • Providing administrative support to delivery of the RSP-related meetings, events and regular updates.
  • Managing and strengthening a database of C40 city and partner contacts in the C40 Salesforce.
  • Assisting with supporting and monitoring progress of regular Regions Team campaigns (Participation Standards, Regional events, C40 Mailings process, etc.).
  • Establishing and maintaining lines of communication and positive working relationships with all parties across the C40 network of offices.

Person Specification

  • Passionate about the mission of C40 and a strong interest in helping cities overcome their sustainability and resilience challenges.
  • Background in climate change, water or related climate action sectors.
  • Strong organisational skills, with excellent attention to detail and a delivery-oriented approach.
  • Strong coordination skills, with ability to work pro-actively to achieve efficiency and effectiveness as part of a diverse team.
  • Extensive experience with data collection, analysis and communication, particularly with quantitative data collection and management.
  • Strong oral/written communication in English (French will be an added advantage), research, and critical thinking skills.
  • Highly competent with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Comfortable with technology, including web-based communications and spreadsheets. Keen to master new software and tools.
  • With a degree in a relevant discipline, and preferably an advanced degree (knowledge of climate change adaptation or water is an added advantage).

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must already have the right to work in Johannesburg.


C40 is an equal opportunities employer.