Intern - Sustainable Cites & Transport

Data Analysis & Technical Research Mumbai, India New Delhi, India

Intern – Sustainable Cities & Transport


What is WRI India?

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 livable 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.

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.

We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organisation with more than 1000 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.

Position Overview:

Air pollution and associated impacts on human health, agriculture and weather has become one of most important and concerned topic in Indian sub-continent. As per recent report India is home to 7 out 10 most polluted cities of the world. Currently India is only monitoring respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) or PM10 and PM2.5 level to understand the level of air pollution. These monitoring stations are only able to provide information about the level of air pollution but do not give information on sources of air pollution, quantity of air pollutants released from different sources and from where air pollution comes.

WRI India is seeking Intern(s) to work with and support our Air Quality Program and develop emissions inventory of primary and secondary pollutants of different sectors in the country under the Sustainable Cities department. WRI globally has thorough experience in sustainable cities sector across several topic areas and is widely recognized as a leader on these issues.

WRI India requires a self-motivated, smart, detail oriented and highly organized individual. This is a position for someone seeking to work in air quality management. The intern would do analyses of satellite data and high-resolution emission inventory generation in modeling format. Needs to work with Python and shell script, large data set (satellite, model and reanalysis data).


Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a Science subject (Environmental Science/Environmental Engineering preferable), but students having interest in air quality and data analytics are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge on usage of Python, GIS
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.
  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural, global workplace.
  • A flexible individual who can work independently, with little direction and supervision.
  • Strong analytical capabilities.
  • Interns need to bring their own laptops and arrange for internet in field (for basic communication).


Duration: 4 - 6 Months (depending in project requirement)

Location: Delhi / Mumbai, India

To Apply: Qualified applicants should apply online at All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.


Finalized candidate will be required to take a writing/analytical test.

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