Employment Type Internship Up to six months. Flexible working arrangements considered.
Location Remote · UK Remote role, with opportunity to work from an office in London if desired
Salary Starting from £27,352 (GBP) equivalent to London Living Wage
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 17th Jul 2024 BST

Job Description

About us

Our Vision

Finance delivered at scale for climate solutions that support people and planet.

Our Mission

Build integrity and scale will follow: We set the independent global standard to deliver a mature, efficient, high integrity voluntary carbon market. This will unlock finance at speed and scale for impactful, measurable and inclusive climate solutions.

Our Values

Organisational values are the guiding principles for how we act, interact and make decisions.

·         We have integrity, demonstrating honesty, transparency, accountability and responsibility for our work and commitments

·         We are collaborative, harnessing collective skills, experience and partnerships through active listening, openness, constructive feedback and positivity.

·         We are impactful, using innovative, strategic and creative thinking and challenging assumptions to overcome barriers to achieving our mission.

·         We are inclusive, welcoming and learning from diverse opinions and perspectives, embracing everyone's uniqueness, and treating others with understanding, kindness and respect.

You can find out more about the Integrity Council on our website:


About the role

A great opportunity for an early career professional or recent graduate with knowledge of or interest in carbon markets, climate change or sustainability. The intern would sit within our Policy & Implementation team and would support the ongoing assessment of carbon crediting programs and categories of carbon credits against the ICVCM Core Carbon Principles and Assessment Framework. The role would involve closely supporting the assessment team to prepare and finalise detailed assessment reports, compile summary presentations, and prepare for meetings of the Expert Panel, Governing Board and Board sub-committees.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn from highly experienced technical staff and experts, and gain exposure to detailed assessments of a wide range of carbon crediting methodologies.

The ICVCM is a remote organisation, with a maximum of 2 annual retreats and the optional opportunity to work from our shared office in London regularly if desired. We are dedicated to fostering a positive work/non-work balance and operate with flexible start and finish times/no core hours. We are also open to more formal flexible working arrangements such as compressed hours, part-time etc. The role is offered as standard as a 40 hour a week contract and includes a generous annual leave allocation, plus public holidays.


Key duties

  • Supporting the preparation of detailed assessment reports (collating information, formatting, proof reading)

  • Supporting the Associate Director for Implementation to prepare, proof read and format materials (slide decks, pre-reads etc) for meetings and workshops

  • Liaising with colleagues and Expert Panel members to ensure inputs into assessment reports are delivered on time

  • Conducting ad-hoc desk research


  • Graduate degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent work experience (essential)

  • Experience of preparing detailed technical reports and engaging presentations (essential)

  • Experience of working on climate change or carbon markets (desirable)

  • Experience of managing online meetings (desirable)

  • Experience working in a start-up environment and in a small team (desirable)

  • Experience working in an international context and/or across multi-agency project teams (desirable)


Skills, Abilities & Attributes

  • Positive, can-do attitude with a focus on developing ideas and solutions as part of a team when faced with challenges 

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Knowledge of and interest in carbon markets, climate change and/or sustainability issues

  • Ability to work under pressure to agreed deadlines and managing competing priorities  

  • Strong organisational skills 

  • Have an aptitude for planning, co-ordinating and time management 

  • Ability to collate, interpret and present data

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