2030 SDGs

New vacancy: Intern to work with marine litter and plastic pollution data

Are you passionate about protecting our oceans? Would you like to work with some of the leading global organisations combating plastic pollution?  UNEP-DHI collaboration centre is currently looking for a full-time intern to support data processing for the UN Environment Programme’ Global Partnership on Plastic Pollution and Marine Litter (GPML). 

You will play a key role in processing marine litter and plastic pollution data to support global and national actions on protecting our rivers and oceans. You will work together with UNEP-DHI’s team developing datasets and indicators on plastic pollution and marine litter. As part of the work, you will also directly engage with leading organisations and data providers in the field, including national government agencies across the globe, UN organisations, universities, and NGOs.

What we offer

  • Spending your workday to deliver a positive change for our planet
  • Working with a group with highly skilled specialists across the globe and possibilities to contribute to frontrunning research within the field of plastic pollution
  • Developing your network and learning from world renowned actors within the field
  • Flexibility of work hours and possibility for a mix of office and remote work
  • Paid internship

Your tasks will include

  • Developing a structured overview of the data we receive from the global data providers 
  • Formatting datasets according to the guidelines provided by the team
  • Working with your team members analyse the datasets and their potential applications for indicators
  • Interaction with our IT team regarding visualisation of data
  • Interacting with the original data providers globally under guidance from the team lead
  • Taking part in meetings, assisting with presentation and other outreach material preparation on ad-hoc basis

About the ideal candidate

  • Relevant educational background (preferably within environmental sciences/engineering, data science or similar)
  • Excellent command of English (spoken and written) is required
  • MS Excel proficiency and (as a minimum) basic understanding of coding in Python
  • Familiarity with the environmental, water resources management or pollution issues is an advantage
  • Structured and proactive mindset with an ability to organize own work tasks
  • Interest in becoming a core member of the team, including engaging in brainstorming and decision-making surrounding the data work

Important information

  • You must be actively enrolled in a university for the duration of employment to qualify for consideration.
  • We expect the successful candidate to start work during the month of August 2023, and work over a minimum of 3-4 months.
  • The position is at DHI Headquarters in Hørsholm (work from home to a limited extent is possible). 

How to apply

  • Interested candidates should submit their application including CV and a cover letter via the relevant job posting on DHI’s website: http://www.dhigroup.com/careers
  • The final application deadline is 13 August 2023, but applications will be evaluated on ongoing basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible (link to application submission site can be found below). 
  • The successful candidate is expected to commence work end of August 2023.
  • For more information please contact Nisha Gill Hansted, Water Resources Engineer (niha@dhigroup.com).

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