Internship: Climate Resilience Financing

Cadlas is a dynamic start-up advisory practice focused on the rapidly expanding field of climate resilience financing. Our mission is to help build a climate resilient future, by helping capital to flow towards activities, assets and technologies that build resilience to the impacts of a changing and more variable climate.

We advise businesses, financial institutions, investors, markets, regulators, policymakers and international organisations on climate resilience analytics, definitions and mechanisms, on climate resilience impact and strategy, and on the evolving regulatory landscape. Our work ranges from bond markets and impact investing, to investment strategy and financial supervision, and beyond.

Climate resilience (or adaptation) financing is vitally important and yet currently under-developed area of sustainable finance. At Cadlas we focus on impactful, practical, and market-relevant approaches to problem-solving and innovation in this area.


This is a unique and outstanding opportunity for a recent graduate candidate looking for an entry-point and exposure to the field of climate resilience & adaptation financing.
• You’ll have a passion for climate resilience, climate action and sustainability, and a solid understanding of climate change impacts and their significance for economic activity and financial markets.
• You’ll be comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with the ability to deliver work to tight timelines.
• You’ll be resourceful, a quick learner with a good eye for detail, able to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team and have excellent communication skills.
• You’ll be hardworking and committed to delivering work to a high standard.
You will work in a small and dedicated team that leads on innovative approaches to scaling up the quantity and quality of climate resilience & adaptation financing, working alongside a broad range of stakeholders across the climate science community and the financial sector. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in projects that have a significant impact on how private finance is mobilised towards climate resilience & adaptation internationally. You will also have the opportunity to build your network in a specialised and technical area of climate finance.


As an intern at our company, you will gain valuable hands-on experience over six months supporting client projects and research. Key responsibilities include:
• Conducting research and analysis on climate physical risk and resilience/adaptation topics to inform our work. This may include:
• Researching integration of climate resilience & adaptation criteria and objectives into target-setting and investment decisions in the financial industry, particularly in the context of the climate strategies of private financial institutions.
• Synthesizing lessons from development finance on effective mobilization of climate resilience & adaptation finance in lower-income countries, including useful case-studies that illustrate them.
• Analysing gaps and opportunities for multilateral banks and climate funds to increase support for climate resilience & adaptation finance.
• Tracking approaches to physical climate risk integration into climate resilience & adaptation planning at different market levels and sectors.
• Assisting with report writing and presentation development
• Gathering and organizing new data in spreadsheets and databases, including creation of data visualizations and summaries where relevant
• Learning about our consulting processes and methodologies, and how they can vary dynamically across our clients
• Thinking creatively about solutions to climate resilience & adaptation finance problems and brainstorming with the team where opportunities arise.

This internship will provide you with practical experience in sustainability consulting and the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge, collaborating with members of our team.


• Passion for environmental issues and sustainability
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
• Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
• Detail-oriented with good organizational skills
• Some coding experience (e.g. python, JS) and/or basic proficiency with relevant software (e.g. GIS) would be a plus
• Previous internship experience in a related field would be a plus

As an intern, you will gain valuable experience to complement your graduate studies. This is an excellent way to expand your knowledge and jumpstart your career in sustainability.

To be successful you will need to be highly detail-orientated and able to produce high-quality outputs, take initiative to solve problems and be comfortable with a fast-paced start up environment.

Internship: Climate Resilience Financing

Hybrid (remote working / Cardiff office)


As soon as possible


Six month fixed-term contract


£28,000 (pro-rata over six months)


Cardiff / flexible hybrid working




from £30,000 to £35,000 depending on skills and experience


1 March 2024


Ready To Apply?

To apply – please submit your CV and a short cover letter (of no more than two sides) to

Your cover letter should include details of:

• your relevant work / educational experience.
• your skills and in particular your experience in undertaking research tasks, conducting analysis, writing reports and/or briefings.
• how you meet the broader requirements of the role.

CVs without a cover letter will not be considered.
The closing date for applications is 9am UK time on 1 March 2024.

Please note:

• If you do not already hold the right to work in the UK and/or require sponsorship in order to continue working here, you should think carefully before applying. Unfortunately, Cadlas cannot guarantee visa sponsorship to candidates for this position.

• Cadlas is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. If you are invited to interview and need any reasonable adjustments during the interview process, please let us know.