Corporate Climate & Ecosystem Resilience (CCER) Intern

Conservation International (CI)

Arlington, VA, US

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  


Conservation International’s Corporate Climate and Ecosystem Resilience (CCER) team leads strategies and implementation of private sector engagement in natural climate solutions and sectors identified as key drivers of ecosystem degradation and greenhouse emissions (particularly energy and mining), and those which represent opportunities for nature conservation.

The Intern will gain research and administrative experience, as well as knowledge of responsible practices and emerging industry trends on sustainability in the private sector, particularly (but not exclusively) in the mining and energy sectors. The intern will conduct qualitative and quantitative research; conduct due diligence research; benchmark current trends, corporate policies, and performance targets and metrics; and research emerging sector best practices, such as corporate responses to climate change and biodiversity loss. The intern will also learn about CI’s existing and prospective corporate partnerships while working with account leads. This position will work in close collaboration with the Director, Responsible Mining & and other members of the CCER team.


  • Administrative support: Set up meetings, prepare meeting agendas, coordinate review of project documents, communicating internally with team members and with others across Conservation International.
  • Research: Conduct research (due diligence, benchmarking, trends analysis) on key sectors and companies across sustainability issues related to Conservation International’s mission, particularly focusing on biodiversity, water, climate and social performance.
  • Writing: Document research findings; analyze information generated from research and draft conclusions and recommendations.  


  • This position is based in Arlington, VA.



  • Strong research and writing skills, and ability to synthesize key findings in writing and through graphics.
  • Familiarity with conservation, international development, and / or Corporate Social Responsibility issues.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail.

Please submit resume and cover letter.

See all Conservation International Career Opportunities HERE

Conservation International Values

We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.

  • Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms. 
  • Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.
  • Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.
  • Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.
  • Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.
  • Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.

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