Intern at Sustainalytics

Do you have a background in finance, economics, business or (environmental) sciences? Do you have a keen interest in sustainability relating to financial markets and would you like to gain experience in the field of Responsible Investment (RI)? Do you have the capacity to work in, and contribute to, a growing, fast-paced and entrepreneurial organization that values collaboration and teamwork? Then this internship is perfect for you!

As an intern you will get the opportunity to support either the Research Products Team (RP) or the Advisory Services Team (AS), in an international setting. The RP Team primarily focusses on conducting Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) research on companies and in turn, producing detailed company reports. The AS Team provides tailored deliverables for clients,  a variety of Sustainability Intelligence services and client account management. The internship will mostly draw on your analytical and research skills, but also ability to work in a team, time management skills and attention to detail.

POSITION PURPOSE

  • Support the work of the RP or AS Team committed to responsible investing
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of responsible investing
  • Develop knowledge of various industry segments
  • Develop knowledge of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria and performance
  • Be coached and mentored by experienced team members
  • Identify fit for a permanent, long-term position with the company – openings availing

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research, analyze and rate the ESG performance of publicly traded companies and prepare profiles to be published in the Sustainalytics Platform
  • Support the preparation of off-the-shelf and customized deliverables for clients (i.e. Controversial Weapons Radar, Global Compact Compliance Service, Product Involvement Research)
  • Participate in other client-focused or internal projects for Sustainalytics

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Academic background in related discipline (finance, economics, business or environmental sciences)
  • Industry specific knowledge and/or an interest in a specific sector like financials, pharmaceuticals, health care or energy are valued
  • Registered as a student at an educational institution within the EU
  • Understanding of and/or strong interest the financial services industry and SRI/RI market
  • Demonstrated passion for sustainability
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent business writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Meticulousness and attentiveness to detail
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Fluency in English is required, whereas fluency in Dutch, German or French is considered a strong asset
  • Workforce-ready candidates (i.e. those nearing the end of their studies) strongly preferred

Contract: Temporary (32 – 40 hours per week for 5 - 6 months)

Closing date: unspecified

Location: Amsterdam / Frankfurt

Salary: EUR 450 per month per 40-hour work week plus travel allowance