Ocean Climate Change Internship

Arlington, VA, US

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/about-us to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy volunteer internship program offers flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment with leading scientists working in the field of global conservation issues. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

POSITION SUMMARY

Based out of TNC’s Arlington, Virginia office, the Ocean Climate Change Science Intern will work closely with TNC’s Global Ocean staff to research ocean acidification and the role of coastal wetlands in climate mitigation. This will include gathering information and data on ocean acidification, climate mitigation, and coastal wetlands to produce relevant reports, data records, literature reviews, communication and policy briefs for external and internal audiences.

This is a non-exempt, volunteer internship, willing to award undergraduate or graduate level academic credit.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Ocean Climate Change Science Intern will work closely with TNC’s Global Ocean staff to research ocean acidification and the role of coastal wetlands in climate mitigation. This will include gathering information and data on ocean acidification, climate mitigation, and coastal wetlands to produce relevant reports, data records, literature reviews, communication and policy briefs for external and internal audiences.S/he will work under the supervision of TNC’s Blue Carbon Strategy Lead to inform the development of an implementation plan for TNC’s Global Ocean Climate Team. S/he will work with additional staff members on outreach materials, data analyses, literature reviews and write project reports, policy briefs and communication pieces to help further TNC’s climate work.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Research and draft relevant background materials including reports and policy briefs on blue carbon and ocean acidification.
  • Produce maps, figures, reports, fact sheets, and other materials that will be utilized by our global marine scientists for policy-makers and the public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completed 3 years of a Bachelor’s degree program in biology, environmental science or related field.
  • Experience conducting scientific literature reviews, recording and summarizing scientific data and writing project reports.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Currently enrolled in Master’s degree program biology, environmental science or related field.
  • Experience with GIS software and data to interpret and create maps.
  • Ability to interpret guidelines and evaluate information and adapt accordingly.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet deadlines while working independently, dependable and accountable for results.
  • Effectively expresses messages verbally and in writing. Actively listens to others. Fosters open exchange of issues. Is timely with information.

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Job Title: Ocean Climate Change Internship

Location: DC Metro Area

Job ID: 44615

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Full/Part Time: Part-Time


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