Data for Nature Intern

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Washington, DC, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified


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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Data for Nature Intern


Internship Description:


Critical gaps exist in the data to support global agreements designed to deliver sustainable development and halt the loss of nature.  While there are many efforts underway to fill some of these gaps, there is no comprehensive view of what gaps exist, current efforts to fill them, or the timeline on which new indicators or datasets may be available.


WWF is seeking a motivated intern to support ongoing efforts to map critical gaps in the global data for biodiversity conservation.  The successful candidate will support a review of the scientific literature as well as a landscape analysis of ongoing indicator development efforts across the conservation sector.  These products will be incorporated into a broader working paper on global gaps in data for nature intended for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.


Minimum Requirements: 


This position requires strong knowledge of global biodiversity datasets and demonstrated experience handling quantitative scientific datasets.  Familiarity with the indicators and datasets used in global agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Sustainable Development Goals preferred.   Good written and verbal communication skills are essential. The successful applicant will be able to work independently, as well as part of a dispersed, interdisciplinary team.