Geospatial Trainer 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.  


The intern will support the Inclusive Conservation Technologies (ICT) initiative led by the Moore Center for Science. ICT aims to empower Indigenous Peoples with increased access to geospatial tools to uphold their rights and enhance land stewardship. For the internship, the intern will collate CI’s existing technical capacity-building materials and develop a learning curriculum designed for Indigenous Peoples who want to learn technical training approaches in GIS and remote sensing. The compiled capacity-building materials will improve the return on investment for developing these courses by repurposing and improving access and awareness of the materials within CI and external partners. The Training of Trainers (ToT) curriculum will be foundational to a globally-scaled approach to accelerate digital equity for conservation technologies through CI’s Indigenous Peoples’ partners and networks.    


  • Collect CI’s technical training documents and course materials and compile the materials into an internal-facing SharePoint platform and external-facing platform. 
  • Develop a comprehensive curriculum for the ToT model for technical capacity building on the tropics of GIS and remote sensing. This model focuses on teaching training skills in addition to GIS/Remote sensing knowledge.
  • Testing CI’s conservation tools (Firecast, Trends.Earth, Wildlife Insights) and soliciting feedback from users to help improve user diversity.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

This is 12-week summer internship 


  • This internship will be based at CI’s office in Arlington, Virginia with telework/Remote work options available.
  • There is no travel expected for this position. The internship will be 12 weeks in duration.



  • Current undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in environmental science or related field
  • Experience with GIS and remote sensing concepts required
  • Experience with ArcGIS, QGIS, and other GIS software  
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint or similar programs
  • Experience with technical writing
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Able to work and coordinate in an international environment 
  • Written and Verbal Fluency in English and Spanish or English and Portuguese


  • Experience with curriculum development, teaching, or training

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter.

Application Deadline: March 30, 2021 (11:49 PM EST) 




You ad could be here!