Intern (Conservation Beyond Protected Areas)

Arlington, VA, US

Description

Conservation International is looking for a Conservation Beyond Protected Areas intern.  Diverse strategies are employed globally to conserve biodiversity, but assessments of conservation progress and performance almost universally focus upon national parks and other state-designated protected areas. This project seeks to advance scientific understanding of many other conservation efforts (de facto and de jure) conservation interventions where data are limited.

The project may include both terrestrial and marine systems; geographic focus will depend upon data availability and organizational priorities.

As the foundation for scientific publication, project outputs will include maps, graphs, statistical analyses, and an annotated bibliography.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To collect, process, document publicly available data pertaining to FSC and Community-Based Natural Resource Management and other place-based conservation efforts in areas outside designated protected areas
  • To improve & populate the database of conservation estate beyond protected areas
  • To generate stats, graphs, and maps illustrating the patterns and trends of conservation beyond protected areas

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • This position is based in Conservation International’s global headquarters in Arlington, VA.
  • This is and office-based work environment
  • This position is a paid internship opportunity

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate training in the social sciences, natural resource management/conservation, or related field.
  • Experience with GIS
  • Strong qualitative research skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiarity with biodiversity conservation in developing countries

Preferred:

  • Foreign language skills
  • Experience with EndNote or other reference management software
  • Experience with database management

To apply, please include your cover letter, cv/resume, and a list of references.

We will start reviewing applications on March 22 and continue until the positions are filled.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED