Internship Title
Research Associate (Volunteer): Research & Academic Writing related to  Overshoot, Collapse,  Existential Risks, Strong Sustainability, Climate Change etc. 

About Global Crisis Response (GCR):

Global Crisis Response is a systematic effort aimed at collectively exploring the best means to articulate & navigate the current era of the Anthropocene characterized by Climate Change, Scarcity, Chaos & Uncertainty. It is the flagship initiative of Orb Tranz Research & Broadcasting Foundation, a not for profit (Section-8 Company) registered in Mumbai, India.

This is a multi-tasking- research, analysis & content writing profile involving the following tasks: 

  • Extensive reading of all literature (books , papers, articles) to enable content development 

  • Refinement of Theory of Change (TOC) & Conceptual Frameworks: Brainstorm (with the team), Research, Validation, Improvisation 

  • Assist Project Director in development and publication orientation series essays for the organization website

  • Write supplementary essays independently 

  • Storyboard  for each episode of GCR YouTube channel (based on essay series research)

  • Any other related task as required by the Project Co-coordinator


Who can apply?

  • Background in academics, journalism, research , grass-root activism (even candidates with extensive acquired through self-learning on related issues are welcome to apply)

  • Interested in engaging with us for medium to long-term volunteer projects (6-12 months) 

  • Looking for a career sift into research, activism, advocacy, journalism

  • Open for a critical analysis & evaluation of mainstream environmentalism 

  • Candidates who are extremely passionate committed towards holistic learning and have the patience may benefit the most from this opportunity.


Core Qualification & Expertise:
Doctorates, Post- Graduates (preferably from academic disciplines related to Environment, Ecological Economics, Alternative Economics, Post-growth, Climate Change, Sustainability, Climate Justice, etc.) &/or with 5-10 years of relevant experience. 


Candidate with the following skills will be preferred

  • Ability to theorize, analyze & refine frameworks 

  • Experience& capability of writing research papers worthy of being published in Journals of repute

  • Experience of Creative writing (blogs) or environmental Journalism 

  • Conceptual understanding of Environmental & Public Interest Communication

  • Experience in Designing, execution of research and managing small research team will be useful

  • Curious & passionate about issues related to Existential Risks, sustainability, climate change, scarcity etc.


Non-Core Skills (yet advantageous): 
Candidates with the following skills will have an edge (though not essential for this JD) 

  • Practical social media promotion capabilities (Including SEO & Keyword Optimization for Blogs)*

  • Powerful Presentations skills (ppt, Infographics, doodle etc.) 

  • Membership, Volunteer reach-out and management experience 

  • Fund-raising strategy and execution experience

Time commitment

  • Include anticipated hours per week/month/semester/etc.

  • Flexible Internship can continue until terminated (6-8 hours a week)



  • This is a useful opportunity to widen ones view about non-mainstream ideas like Overshoot, Existential Risks, Collapse, Degrowth, Post-growth etc. 

  • Candidate can receive experience certificate on satisfactory performance (It is possible to facilitate -on request -to certify this volunteer work as formal Research Internship project).

  • Opportunity to co-author/author blogs and also get them published on our website (may be on Medium too)based on quality approval 

  • Candidate may continue to support the initiative through flexible volunteer participation options 

  •  A fantastic experience for those who seek to make a significant difference in addressing the human predicament

  • Candidate may receive special recommendation letter from the Director based on exceptional performance**

  • GCR Volunteer-internship does not offer any stipend (being a Non-Profit Start-up) but we certainly respect your decision to dedicate your valuable skills & expertise towards this objectives of this public interest initiative


  • Although Climate Change is an important aspect of our work it is not the primary focus

  • Candidates who are extremely passionate committed towards holistic learning and have the patience & open-mindedness may benefit the most from this opportunity.

  • Ideally committing 3-4 months will help the candidate to get the most out of this project

  •  Although in terms of amazing learning experience we assure you much but since we are a budding organization with meagre resources and supervision capabilities currently, so applicants must factor in that too.