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WBCSD Internships

These internships offer students a unique opportunity to dig into the work happening at the WBCSD to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

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About the Program

In 2015, CBEY became the first Knowledge Partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global, CEO-led community of over 200 of the world’s leading sustainable businesses working collectively to accelerate the system transformations needed for a net zero, nature positive, and more equitable future.

This partnership provides WBCSD and its members with a unique opportunity to engage Yale's science and business knowledge, together with students’ passion and creativity, to help address the social and environmental challenges of climate change.

From this partnership, we are able to offer paid summer internship opportunities for students who want to learn more about the WBCSD and the 200+ member companies working to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. 

2022 Summer Internships

The 2023 Summer Internships

CBEY is delighted to be able to offer five (5) paid internship opportunities for students from the Yale School of the Environment and the Yale School of Management. The four opportunities are below - click on each to read the descriptions.

Compensation for each of these opportunities is $10,000. These are remote positions unless otherwise indicated.

How to Apply

  • Send a resume, and a 1 to 2 page cover letter (in PDF form) to Dipika Yadav, Manager, Human Resources at WBCSD (yadav@wbcsd.org) and copy CBEY (cbey@yale.edu)
  • Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM ET on February 27th.
  • Please submit early! We will be utilizing a rolling interview process.

If you have questions about the program, eligible Yale graduate students should contact career and professional development directors at YSE (kevin.doyle@yale.edu) / SOM (kennedy.sani@yale.edu), or contact CBEY (heather.fitzgerald@yale.edu).

WBCSD Overview

WBCSD is the premier global, CEO-led community of over 200 of the world’s leading sustainable businesses working collectively to accelerate the system transformations needed for a net zero, nature positive, and more equitable future.

They do this by engaging executives and sustainability leaders from business and elsewhere to share practical insights on the obstacles and opportunities we currently face in tackling the integrated climate, nature, and inequality sustainability challenge; by co-developing “how-to” CEO-guides from these insights; by providing science-based target guidance including standards and protocols; and by developing tools and platforms to help leading businesses in sustainability drive integrated actions to tackle climate, nature and inequality challenges across sectors and geographical regions.

WBCSD's member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than USD $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. Their global network of almost 70 national business councils gives members unparalleled reach across the globe. Since 1995, WBCSD has been uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.

Together with their member companies, they are the leading voice of business for sustainability, united by a vision of creating a world in which 9+ billion people are living well, within planetary boundaries, by mid-century.

Past Cohorts

Summer 2022

People & Partners

Stuart DeCew

Executive Director at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
MBA 2011
Master of Environmental Management 2011

Rodney Irwin

Chief Operating Officer at World Business Council for Sustainable Development