IN-18037 Social Science Analysis Intern

2 weeks ago(11/29/2017 11:49 AM)
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Social Science Analysis Intern at our Washington, D.C. office to support preliminary quantitative data analysis. Marine certification and fishery improvement projects (FIPs) have become critical tools used by conservation practitioners to support fisheries in their transformation to sustainable practices. Despite the increased investment in FIPs and MSC certification, little is known about the impacts these interrelated interventions have on the wellbeing of fishery-dependent communities. As a result, practitioners and policymakers have limited guidance on how to design, implement and manage certified fisheries to deliver positive social impacts.

To address this gap, WWF and partners launched a social impact evaluation in 2015 focused initially on tuna fisheries in the Indian Ocean. 


Internship responsibilities will include:

  • Data cleaning, organization, and management
  • Statistical analysis of quantitative social data, including descriptive statistics, and developing appropriate statistical models
  • Drafting of relevant technical reports and science communication
  • Developing and refining social science data collection surveys and protocols


Minimum Requirements:


This position requires strong data management and statistical analysis skills, with demonstrated experience handling scientific datasets. Demonstrated experience with statistical analysis (e.g., general linear models, t-tests, ANOVA) in R is essential. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential. The successful applicant will be able to work independently, as well as part of an international, interdisciplinary team.

The preferred candidate would have a bachelor’s and be enrolled in a Master’s program.

There is also scope within this project to tie analysis efforts to academic projects (e.g. Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis; internship course requirements)

The Social Science Analysis Intern can be either a part-time or full-time position, starting in early 2018 for a minimum duration of 3 months (12 weeks)



Washington, DC



Unpaid. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school and be able to obtain academic course credit from their university.


How to apply: Please submit a CV, cover letter, and sample R code by January 15th, 2018 through our Careers page., IN-18037


* Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns


As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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