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IN-20026 Sustainable Research Intern

WWF Washington, DC
Washington, DC 20037
  • Job Code
    117121453

Overview

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Sustainable Infrastructure Research Intern.

According to projections, 75% of the infrastructure in 2050 is yet to be built. Ambitious infrastructure plans to connect countries and markets pose enormous threats to the world's vulnerable communities and biodiversity and are on a track to increase greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change. WWF is developing a new strategic framework to guide its future efforts in helping shift global infrastructure development onto a more sustainable path. The internship will support the process of developing this strategy and a subsequent action program by carrying out research, developing databases and preparing reference guides for WWF offices around the world working on advocacy, policy, community engagement, technical design, spatial and economic planning, monitoring, etc. in relation to driving standards, practices and norms toward sustainability in infrastructure development. ('Infrastructure' in this process includes natural/green/ecological infrastructure as well as human engineered infrastructure (roads, railways, ports, dams, energy production and delivery systems, water management and delivery systems, etc.).



Responsibilities

  • Develop a data collection, management and analysis protocol and system for the on-going WWF infrastructure capacity review process
  • Assist in organizing virtual interviews and taking notes for incorporation into capacity review database
  • Tabulate and analyze data from the global WWF staff on-line survey on infrastructure capacity
  • Carry out desk-top research and write briefing papers on a range of related topics
  • Develop knowledge sharing platforms and tools for access by WWF global staff, including databases, annotated bibliographies, etc. on a range of related topics
<br /><strong>Overview</strong><br /><br /> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a</span> <span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva;"><strong>Sustainable Infrastructure Research Intern</strong>.</span><br /></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;">According to projections, 75% of the infrastructure in 2050 is yet to be built. Ambitious infrastructure plans to connect countries and markets pose enormous threats to the world's vulnerable communities and biodiversity and are on a track to increase greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change. WWF is developing a new strategic framework to guide its future efforts in helping shift global infrastructure development onto a more sustainable path. The internship will support the process of developing this strategy and a subsequent action program by carrying out research, developing databases and preparing reference guides for WWF offices around the world working on advocacy, policy, community engagement, technical design, spatial and economic planning, monitoring, etc. in relation to driving standards, practices and norms toward sustainability in infrastructure development. ('Infrastructure' in this process includes natural/green/ecological infrastructure as well as human engineered infrastructure (roads, railways, ports, dams, energy production and delivery systems, water management and delivery systems, etc.).</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <br /><br /><strong>Responsibilities</strong><br /><br /> <ul> <li style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Develop a data collection, management and analysis protocol and system for the on-going WWF infrastructure capacity review process</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Assist in organizing virtual interviews and taking notes for incorporation into capacity review database</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Tabulate and analyze data from the global WWF staff on-line survey on infrastructure capacity</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Carry out desk-top research and write briefing papers on a range of related topics</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Develop knowledge sharing platforms and tools for access by WWF global staff, including databases, annotated bibliographies, etc. on a range of related topics</span></li> </ul> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/p7oqlriDKbE7U2o5fwBJ8"> <br/><br/><br /><br /> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>Minimum Requirements: </strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.25in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Minimum of 20 hours per week</span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.25in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Excellent research, writing, analytical and communication skills</span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.25in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Experience in creating and managing databases</span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.25in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Experience in developing annotated bibliographies</span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.25in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Interest in and educational exposure to international development, infrastructure-related topics, conservation, natural resource management, environment</span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.25in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Attention to detail</span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.25in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Organized and self-motivated</span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.25in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Able to work both independently and in a team setting</span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.25in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Ability to work under tight deadlines.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.25in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>**Seeking current Graduate students**</strong></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>Location:</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px;">Washington, DC</p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>Compensation:</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px;">Paid</p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>How to apply:</strong> Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page.</p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><a href="http://www.worldwildlife.org/about/careers" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search</a> , <strong><span style="background-color: #ffff00;">IN-20026</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">* Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's </strong><strong>race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p>PI117121453</p>
Posted: 2020-01-14 Expires: 2020-02-14

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