NatureVest Research Intern

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 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. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.

NatureVest is the impact investment unit of The Nature Conservancy. NatureVest’s mission is to create and transact investable deals that deliver conservation results and financial returns for investors. Our vision is based on the conviction that capital markets, businesses and governments must invest in nature as the long-term capital stock of a sustainable, equitable and more efficient economy. To achieve our mission, we source and structure investment products that support The Nature Conservancy’s global strategies, raise capital for these investments, and share our knowledge and experience with the investment and conservation communities to amplify our efforts in this emerging area.

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The NatureVest Research Intern will assist with identifying available pools of impact investment for conservation.


The Research Intern will research foundations and investment managers to determine investment criteria and interests. This research will provide the foundation for NatureVest’s efforts structuring transactions and identifying potential investors.

S/he will use available systems and resources to maintain, track and research data, and produce and review reports. S/he will coordinate activities with multiple variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing the timeline. S/he will work cooperatively with Conservancy staff, providing information necessary to make decisions and solve problems.

Employment term is 4 months with the possibility of extension. This position is structured as 20-40 hours per week and will be a work-from-home position. Targeted date for project to begin is April 2017.


  • Duties are performed according to instructions or established practices.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • May serve as a team member for assigned projects.
  • Prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and make day-to-day decisions within the scope of work assignments.
  • Supervisor will resolve any problems or questions.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
  • Work overtime as needed.


  • Associated Degree plus 1 year experience or equivalent combination.
  • Candidates pursuing a bachelor’s degree will be considered.
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Ability to apply research skills.
  • Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.


  • Ability to analyze available information for the purpose of preparing reports and solving problems.
  • Database skills, including managing and tracking data, and producing reports.
  • Familiarity with standard business communications.
  • Good “customer service” skills and focus.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.


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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of *The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.*

Job Title: NatureVest Research Intern (Location Negotiable – U.S.)

Location: DC Metro Area

Job ID: 45250

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time