Population and Climate Intern

Population and Climate Intern
Fall 2013

A Population and Climate Intern is being sought by Population Action International (PAI), an independent research and advocacy group working to strengthen support for international family planning. PAI advocates for women and families to have access to contraception in order to improve their health, reduce poverty and protect their environment.

This internship will focus on research, writing and administrative support for PAI’s Population and Climate Program. The program is working to strengthen the evidence base and highlight benefits of linking population, gender, and climate change and highlight critical policy implications. We seek to increase support for reproductive health and family planning integration into national climate and development policies and programs; and strengthen the design and implementation of adaptation approaches, programs, and projects. Duties include tracking population-climate integration in the implementation of USAID, State Department and World Bank policies and practices.

More information on the Population and Climate program can be found under Climate at www.populationaction.org

Specific duties may include:

  • Assist in tracking and monitoring integration in the implementations of guidance documents such as Climate Change Adaptation Plan; Department of Defense Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap; and USAID Sustainable Service Delivery in an Increasingly Urbanized Policy.
  • Track and monitor USAID requests for proposals and contractor asks for inclusion of population-climate;
  • Analyze existing U.S. and international donor assistance for population-health-environment (PHE) programs;
  • Provide regular updates to staff on progress and synthesize findings into a final report.



  • A passion for climate change, reproductive health, gender equality, demography and/or international development;
  • Completed academic coursework on climate change, public health, demography, international development, international economics, political science or a similar field;
  • Experience researching international development issues; excellent writing skills —writing sample required;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and organize quantitative and qualitative data and information;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
  • Ability to complete administrative tasks efficiently and with a high level of accuracy;
  • Demonstrated respect for research methodology, citations and data accuracy;
  • Ability to work independently in a collegial environment.


Duration of Internship

September 16, 2013 – November 8, 2013
Interns work approx. 20 hours per week and will receive a small stipend.

A.Tianna Scozzaro

Resumes with cover letter may be emailed to ascozzaro@popact.org. EOE.