Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Intern - Climate Risks & Adaptation

Terms of Reference

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we don’t stand for!) as an employer. So, if the below description strikes a chord, we would love to hear from you!

At CEEW, we build careers in public policy

  • We offer strong visionary leadership – with emphasis on research and impact at scale​
  • We actively promote leadership by initiative​
  • We celebrate talent and ambition​
  • You will be surrounded by smart people who will challenge you and help you grow​
  • You will learn faster than your peers in other organizations​
  • Curiosity and irreverence, as well as responsibility, come together at CEEW​
  • You will get above-market remuneration​
  • We provide a safe space for all​
  • At CEEW, your life is your example for others​

Designation Offered: Research Intern

Team/Focus area: Risks & Adaptation

Location: New Delhi, India

Reporting to: Programme Associate

Duration: 3 months (extendable based on performance)


CEEW seeks to hire a research intern skilled in climate impact and adaptation policy analysis and evaluation to join the Climate Risk & Adaptation team. The candidate will be supporting the team on climate relevant policy evaluation and analysis for the on going projects. The candidate is required to assist the core research team with critical analysis of climate related policies and programmes for various sectors, literature review and data analysis. The ideal candidate must have an educational background in Public Policy studies/Climate Policy, Environmental science or other allied fields and should have working experience with GIS tools, Microsoft office, and other statistical tools. In addition to the duties and responsibilities below, the individual should be prepared, as and when necessary, to take on additional responsibilities.

Job duties and accountabilities

Primary Responsibilities

Research and analysis

  • Support the core research team on climate impacts and adaptation policy analysis and evaluation using public policy evaluation frameworks and methodologies for the team’s work on revamping of the State action plans on climate change.
  • Critical writing and giving policy recommendation by evaluating public policies.
  • Support the research team for building a climate relevant matrix for policy analysis.
  • Supporting the team with carrying out a literature review and research writing about climatological and socio-economic aspects of climate change

Other responsibilities

  • Support the team and build individual capacity in carrying out data analysis.
  • Respond to research requests from senior researchers, discuss research needs, and prepare responses that synthesize and analyze information.
  • Assist with program implementation, including help with preparing presentations.
  • Assist with planning and executing events such as report launches, consultation workshops, round table discussions, etc.
  • Participate constructively in weekly team meetings.
  • Provide inputs on research methodology and data analysis tools.

Selection Criteria


  • Preferably Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy/Climate science and policy environmental science and other allied fields. Candidates pursuing their studies can also apply.

Work experience and requirements

  • 0-1 year. Candidates pursuing their Bachelor’s/Master’s can apply.

Key skills

  • Ability to analyse and evaluate policies using evaluation frameworks and methodologies
  • Proven ability of literature review and research writing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and other MS office applications
  • Good knowledge of statistical tools (Stata,SPSS) and their applications.
  • Knowledge of GIS tools is an added advantage.

If you are passionate about working to mainstream climate action into developmental plans through policy analysis and recommendations, while also upskilling yourself in data analysis, you are probably the candidate we are looking for

CEEW operates in a dynamic environment and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking a variety of tasks.


Competitive compensation – commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organisations for similar roles.


CEEW is an equal opportunity employer and the selection process does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, caste, ethnicity, religion, or sexuality. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us. We appreciate your interest.