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Communications Intern, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

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World Resources Institute Washington, DC
United States

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol at the World Resources Institute is looking for a highly motivated and innovative person to support the continuing development and ongoing management of the project’s communication strategy. The Communications Intern will work closely with and report to the GHG Protocol Communications Coordinator in managing the project’s comprehensive communications strategy and the rolling out of key communications products. The Communications Intern will also work closely with the GHG Protocol team to assist with day-to-day administrative tasks.

The GHG Protocol (www.ghgprotocol.org) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. A decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the GHG Protocol is working with businesses, governments, and environmental groups around the world to build a new generation of credible and effective programs for tackling climate change.


Provide support in managing the GHG Protocol’s communications strategy
Provide support in managing and developing traditional and social media outreach tools
Update website content
Research and catalogue GHG Protocol-related press and social media
Help create and manage photo and image library
Assist in managing and developing online project management and collaboration tools
Help write press releases, website content, and other publicity materials
Assist the Communications Coordinator with day-to-day administrative tasks
Help coordinate the WRI/Institue for Sustainable Communities ‘Partnership for Climate Action’ including attending and organizing weekly conference calls and organizing video calls with partners in China
Provide support with the start-up of GHG Protocol’s ‘Software Development Group’


A Bachelor’s degree (either completed or in progress) in communications, marketing or related business field
Knowledge of trends in online web services and social media
Experience with website content management (WordPress and Drupal preferred), HTML, photo editing, and web video
Excellent writing skills
Ability to learn new software and systems quickly
Attention to detail and high level of organization
Interest in and knowledge of climate change and energy issues (general knowledge of GHG Protocol desired)
Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and InDesign
Ability to self-motivate, stay organized, and work both independently and as part of a team
Salary: $10-$14/hour, depending on experience and qualifications

Term: This is a 3-month full-time internship with a start date of late May 2010


World Resources Institute Washington, DC
United States