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Intern - e-FAST, WRI India

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

New Delhi, Delhi, India
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024

Who we are and what we do?
WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. Our work focuses on building sustainable and liveable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.
We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organisation with more than 400 experts and other staff around the world. World Resources Institute began in Washington, DC, in 1982 to provide cutting edge analysis to address global environment and development challenges. WRI spans more than 50 countries, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. In all of these locations, WRI works with government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action based on high-quality data and objective analysis.
WRI India has the capacity to convene key stakeholders, and forge strategic partnerships with governments, business, foundations, civil society organizations, institutes and NGOs, to scale-up solutions that can bring game-changing results for the sustainable management of natural resources in India.
Position Overview (Brief Overview of the Role):
WRI India is seeking an intern for the Sustainable Cities and Transport Program to support our work on decarbonizing freight. The intern will support the team in the e-FAST (Electric Freight Accelerator for Sustainable Transport) India initiative. The objective of this project is to advance the uptake of electric medium and heavy-duty trucks (e-MHDTs) through collaborations between ecosystem stakeholders for pilots.
How your day will unfold:
  • Contribute to outreach efforts for the platform by communicating with the members of the initiative for events, discussions, and onboarding.
  • Undertaking secondary research on the landscape of freight movement, map e-MHDT pilots across India, and industry updates.
  • Developing data collection instruments like surveys. Ability to identify and pull-out alternate data sets. Executing data collection instruments on ground.
  • Participate in interactions with industry partners and other stakeholders and mapping individual priorities.
  • Analyze different data sets and generate actionable insights.
  • Contribute in preparation of different types of collateral like reports, slide decks, blogs etc.
Qualifications and Requirements we seek:
  • Master's degree in Transport planning, transport engineering, urban planning, Public Policy or Mass Communication
  • Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative research
  • Proficiency in MS Office is a must.
  • Ability to generate high-quality research. Good writing skills is essential.
  • Prior work or understanding of freight or electric mobility is preferable.
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner, think creatively, work efficiently under high pressure.
Stipend: 25000 Per Month
Location: Remote
Duration: 2 months

List of Documents to be attached:
Cover Letter

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose. Finalized candidate will be required to take a writing/analytical test.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) @WRI India
WRI India values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our work and workforce. Integrating these values into our actions fosters a progressive and collaborative culture and can also enhance our impact. It is our responsibility to create a welcoming working environment for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experience to learn together. We are responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive workplace where questions, concerns and information about diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our ongoing dialogue and development.
Learn more about WRI India’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Click Here