Finance for Sustainable Development programme Internship at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Finance for Sustainable Development programme Internship at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

This internship is a great opportunity for students interested in sustainability and the role that investments can play to enable sustainable development in developing countries.

Finance for Sustainable Development programme Internship at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Stockholm Environment Institute is a world-leading research institute in its field. It is a dynamic and expanding workplace that employs around 130 people in an activity-based HQ office in central Stockholm. SEI have an additional 200 employees in seven centres around the world.  

SEI is seeking an intern for the Finance for Sustainable Development Programme (FSD), located within the Development Policy and Finance Team (DPF) at its Stockholm HQ.

Project overview and tasks

Finance for Sustainable Development is SEI’s new research and engagement programme dedicated to enabling greater investment in sustainable projects, particularly in developing countries. The FSD programme will build on SEI’s track-record of working with international climate and development finance. The mandate of FSD is to support the scaling of investment into sustainable economic activity needed to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the climate targets in the Paris Agreement.

Our finance for sustainability portfolio of research projects includes work on risk mitigation for renewable energy investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, policy support for international climate finance institutions, the alignment of development finance institution investments and national SDG priorities, blended finance to mobilize private sector investment, sustainable finance instruments and practices (e.g., labelled bonds), and training on public and private sustainable finance.

The intern will work with SEI’s Development Policy and Finance team and the internship may consist of the following tasks:

  • conducting literature reviews and synthesizing information
  • supporting with workshop organization and delivery
  • supporting with communication activities


We are looking for a person who is studying finance, economics, political science, international development, sustainability studies, or similar, with a special interest in the role of investments as an enabler for sustainable development.

The ideal candidate will possess analytical and communication skills (both written and oral). You are willing to work in a collaborative environment and have a natural ability to coordinate and drive tasks forward.

Formal qualifications and knowledge

  • current enrolment in a master’s programme
  • fluency in English
  • experience in undertaking communication activities (organizing events, communication outreach, website and social media)


The internship is based at SEI HQ in Stockholm. An in-person internship involving office visits at least 1-2 times per week is preferred, but an online internship may also be possible.

DEADLINE: 10 November, 2023

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