Communications Intern PACE

Internships The Hague, Netherlands

Internships at WRI are learning experiences designed for current students, recent graduates, and other candidates who wish to gain knowledge about a specific area of our work. We strive to attract diverse, intellectually-driven candidates who have a passion for sustainability and development. WRI provides  internship opportunities throughout the year in all our programs.

Job responsibilities:

Provide support to the Communications function (70%)

  • Contribute to ongoing management, content creation and analysis for social media channels
  • Make website updates using Content Management System
  • Carry out research to inform PACE’s communications
  • Potentially contribute to graphic design projects and/or video editing, depending on skills and interests
  • Assist with other external communication tasks as needed               
Provide outreach and operational support (30%)
  • Assist with speeches and PowerPoint presentations
  • Assist with meeting management/ digital convenings
  • Lead logistical preparations for conferences, workshops of PACE’s Directors including organizing meetings and travel.

PACE Overview: 

PACE is a public-private collaboration platform and project accelerator that aims to leverage global public-private leadership to accelerate action towards the circular economy. PACE was created and incubated by the World Economic Forum (“the Forum”) in Switzerland. As part of a new phase of development, the work is currently being transitioned across to a formal PACE hub, being established at WRI Europe in the Netherlands.

To date PACE has achieved significant outputs across its three delivery pillars:

  • Projects: driving projects
  • Leadership/Engagement: leveraging global leadership to drive action
  • Knowledge: capture and disseminate learnings for scale.

Funding commitment is partially complete for three-years for the PACE hub to enable further scale and speed.

 The PACE hub will function and operate as an independent unit with its own branding and governed by an independent board. Work will be undertaken by a diverse project team initially comprising of 5 full-time staff and a number of additional seconded members from across the PACE partner organizations. As funding growth allows, the team will further expand.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

Internship Qualifications

Students must be registered at a college or university in The Netherlands for the full duration of the internship.


 This internship offers a reimbursement of 300 euros per month.


This is a full-time, six-month internship, ideally starting in July 2020 (there is some flexibility based  on the student’s availability).

WRI Overview

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address six critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water and sustainable cities.

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of nearly 700 people with work spanning 50 countries. We have offices in AfricaBrazilChinaEuropeIndiaIndonesiaMexico and the United States.  

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.