IDB Invest | 2022 Winter Internship Program: The Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance Division | Graduate Intern (Consultant)

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IDB Invest | 2022 Winter Internship Program: The Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance Division  | Graduate Intern (Consultant)

 

 Background:

The Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (SEG) Division, part of the Strategy Department (DSP), of IDB Invest is looking for an active graduate student (Master or PhD) with an environmental or sustainability-related academic background to be hired as a Winter Intern under the Consultant modality.

The team’s mission:

The Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (SEG) Division, part of Strategy Department, is responsible for developing and coordinating environmental, social and corporate governance policies and procedures, as well as reviewing and appraising proposed IDB Invest investments for compliance with IDB Invest’s environmental, social and governance requirements. The division works with investment officers and clients to define steps required to address compliance gaps. It finds opportunities to add value proactively, beyond compliance and risk mitigation, and contribute to long-term developmental impact and sustainability. SEG formulates recommendations and requirements for client action and incorporates these into applicable internal and client-related documentation to facilitate financing. It also supervises the environmental, social and governance performance of operations in the IDB Invest portfolio.

What you’ll do:

  • Assist SEG specialists in reviewing the environmental and social aspects of projects financed by IDB Invest, which involves reviewing of relevant environmental and social studies, with a focus on agribusiness related projects
  • Work with the SEG climate risk team on advancing portfolio intelligence regarding natural disaster and physical climate-related risks
  • Assist in conducting climate risk assessments of projects financed by IDB Invest
  • Assist the SEG agribusiness lead with knowledge products, such as webinars  with partner organizations and tip sheets on Coordinated Pest Management and Supply Chains
  • Develop communications materials (e.g. PowerPoint presentations).

  

What you’ll need: To be part of the Program you need all the following requirements:

Citizenship: Being a national of an IDB member country. 

Education: An active master's degree or Ph.D. student, having 50% of the coursework approved in environmental studies, environmental engineering, sustainability or a related field at an accredited University. The graduation date cannot be prior to March 15, 2022.

Languages: Be proficient in English and preferably with practical knowledge of one of the Bank’s additional official languages (e.g., Spanish, Portuguese, or French).

Age: Be between 21 and 33 years of age as of the starting date of the internship.

Technical Skills: Advanced MS Office Suite, familiarity with Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Soft Skills: Great teammate, inclusive, innovative, creative, client-centered, results-oriented, with strong communication skills.

Consanguinity: Not have family members (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.

The first contract at the IDB Group :Be a first-time participant in our Internship Program and do not have been a former staff member, Complementary Workforce (“CW”), contractor, or have previously provided services to the Bank or the Corporation through a contractor or under any other contractual modality. 

 

In addition, be aware that applicants will be disqualified if: 

  • Apply to more than three (3) vacancies in the 2022 Winter Internship Program for IDB, IDB Lab, and IDB Invest. 
  • Do not submit academic transcripts as an attachment to the application, demonstrating a minimum of 50% of coursework completion and has been issued within the last 3 months (valid for graduate students only) 

 

Opportunity Summary: 

Type of contract: Consultant, Intern.

Length of contract: Two months. January 16 to March 15, 2022 (fixed dates)

Location: IDB Invest Headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. (Remote)

Responsible Person: Environmental and Social Officer, DSP/SEG

 

Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an intern you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.

Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job interview process and to perform the estimated tasks.   

About us: At the Inter-American Development Bank, we’re  committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in LAC. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48 member countries to provide LAC with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to communicate their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives. 

About the HQ Summer/Winter Internship Program: It is a competitive paid opportunity, based in HQ. It provides practical experience for university students  to learn about development work and corporate management of the Bank, and to acquire work experience at the professional level through on-the-job learning. 

Visa and Work Permit: The Bank, pursuant to applicable policies, may submit a visa request to the applicable immigration authorities; however, the granting of the visa is at the discretion of the immigration authorities. Notwithstanding, it is the responsibility of the applicant to get the vital visa or work permits required by the authorities. If an applicant cannot obtain it, the internship offer will be rescinded. 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and re-prioritizing its areas of talent acquisition. We encourage candidates to continue to apply to the active postings, yet current job openings may be subject to further decisions in terms of timing of the processes, or other actions, in accordance with business needs. Final hiring decisions may also be conditioned to the candidate’s ability to timely relocate to the post of duty at the moment of starting service.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.

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