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Early Careers Programme – Join the Sustainable Finance Team at the World Economic Forum(Paid job open to all nationalities)

Early Careers Programme – Join the Sustainable Finance Team at the World Economic Forum(Paid job open to all nationalities)

Locations: New York
Time Type: Full time
Job Requisition ID: R2867


6-month duration

(Please note: This role is not eligible for relocation or work authorization support – work onsite from our New York office, 3 days per week, is required)

The World Economic Forum, dedicated to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, and other leaders of society to build coalitions, projects, and initiatives – digitally and physically – to address industry, regional, and systemic issues.

Why we are recruiting

The Forum has a team of close to 800 people across six global locations, dedicated to our mission of improving the state of the world. We value a highly spirited, diverse, and driven workforce, attracting people of more than 80 nationalities from all walks of life.

We believe that early talents are an essential and vibrant part of our community. Through our Early Careers Programme, we welcome young professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and experiences at our New York office.

This programme is an exciting opportunity for participants to get a feel for working at the Forum, bringing in fresh ideas from their studies and gaining valuable real-world experience while making an impact.

How to apply

The positions we offer are best suited to bachelor’s and master’s program graduates, with at least one previous professional experience. Please review the opportunity below and submit your CV, letting us know in your cover letter why the role is best suited for you. We will review your application and revert to you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Conditions and benefits of the Early Careers Programme

  • Full-time onsite employment contract of 6 months with the World Economic Forum, New York office
  • We are flexible to accommodate start dates between April 1 and April 29, 2024
  • Monthly gross compensation of USD $4000
  • All required technological equipment (laptop and mobile phone) and accesses provided
  • This program is not eligible for relocation or work authorization support

Sustainable Finance Team

The Sustainable Finance Team, part of the Center for Financial and Monetary Systems, is looking for a dedicated early careers program (ECP) candidate to join our dynamic team. The Sustainable Finance team engages a multistakeholder community of public and private financiers alongside industry stakeholders to accelerate the mobilization of capital towards climate and nature. The selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Initiative support, community engagement, and coordination: Help the team to maintain and organize the engagement across the transition finance community.
  • Research and Communication: Assist the team in conducting research on industry transformation and decarbonization. Support stakeholders mapping, curation of impact stories for the Sustainable Finance Team’s initiatives. Support the creation of documentation and materials such as reports, World Economic Forum Agenda Blogs, and presentations for events and workshops.
  • Events planning and logistics, admin/operations: Help organize and facilitate regional and country workshops in locations including Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and others. Learn to code in Salesforce, gain expertise in Toplink, and other Forum platforms.

Preferred requirements and experience

  • Background or demonstrated interest in sustainable finance, financing for climate and nature, and international collaboration.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work with leading experts and practitioners.
  • Ability to work in a high-performing environment and be a team player.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Administrative and Coordination experience

Learning Opportunities

  • Opportunity to work within a Centre and team that is home to the cutting edge of sustainable global finance.
  • Small, flat team with the ability to work on high-impact projects and with senior internal and external leaders at the center of sustainable finance and nature and climate.
  • Exposure to many different Forum teams, communities, and topic areas.

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Vaccination requirement

The Forum LLC requires that employees be fully vaccinated with at least one booster against COVID-19 by their first day of employment. The Forum will evaluate all requests for accommodation/exemption from this policy in keeping with federal, state, and local law.

Why work at the Forum:

The Forum believes that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to improve the state of the world by building awareness and cooperation, shaping mindsets and agendas, and driving collective action. Join us and become a driver for positive change!