Climate Leadership Coalition is Europe’s largest climate-business network, comprising of 96 corporate, city, university, and research institutional members. Our members believe that transition to a sustainable world can be economically beneficial, viable, and financeable. In the coming autumn, this belief will be translated into reality through two important initiatives: building policy recommendations for the next European Commission on green transition and climate targets, and showcasing solutions from Finnish companies, the science community, and NGOs at the climate conference COP28 in Dubai. Now we are seeking two interns to join the teams working on these impactful topics. 

EU climate policy intern 

As an EU climate policy intern, you will engage in information research, conduct background analyse for policy work in collaboration with other CLC staff members. Your role will involve close interaction with our members and discussions with civil servants from both the European Commission and ministries in Finland, Sweden, and Denmark. 

COP28 project intern 

As a COP28 project intern, you will contribute to the planning and implementation of CLC’s events and communications leading up to COP28 in Finland, as well as during the conference in Dubai. This role will be an integral part of the team responsible for producing the Finnish pavilion and its program in collaboration with Business Finland, partnering companies, and industry organizations. With an expected attendance of over 70,000 people, COP28 will mark Finland’s inaugural pavilion at the conference. 


Internship Details 

Who can apply? We welcome applications from enrolled students in various fields such as business, political science, environmental science, engineering, law, and humanities. Although the positions are primarily full-time, exceptions can be discussed to accommodate students’ academic commitments. 

Duration and Timing: The internships will last between 3 to 5 months, with a starting date agreed upon between August and September 2023. 

Collaboration: Interns will work closely with and receive mentorship from CLC staff members, following our mentorship guidelines. 

Location: Our office is situated in Sörnäinen, Helsinki. While interns will primarily work in the office, the COP28 intern is expected to spend approximately three weeks in November-December working with the team in Dubai. 

Language: English is the primary working language. Proficiency and willingness to follow local press in Sweden and/or Denmark are valued for the EU climate policy role. 

Salary: The monthly salary for each full-time trainee is €2000. 

Future Internship Opportunities: Yes, this internship program marks the kickoff of CLC’s intern program. Please stay tuned to our social media channels around the turn of the year for future announcements. 

For further information, please contact CEO Tuuli Kaskinen on Friday, June 16th, from 10-11 AM (Tel. 050 5149752) or email our Office coordinator Lena Höglund at 

Know someone who would be a great fit? Encourage them to apply! 

To apply, please fill out the application form, where you provide the same information as in your CV and motivational statement. The form also contains a pre-assignment. The deadline for applying is June 22nd. 

Application Process: 

  • June 8, 2023: Application form opens. 
  • June 22, 2023: Application form closes. 
  • June 28, 2023: Interviews between 11 AM to 4 PM EET. 
  • July 7, 2023: Final selection notice shared with applicants. 

(If the provided time slots are not suitable for you, please mention it in your application so we can arrange alternative times if necessary.)