World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks an intern to support WILDLABS.NET: the conservation technology network.
WWF is seeking an intern to help support the WILDLABS global community. Key responsibilities include:
United for Wildlife, with support from Google.org and ARM, launched WILDLABS.NET in November 2015 to enable more open sharing of information about the use of technology to fight against the illegal wildlife trade and other pressing issues facing our planet. This collaborative initiative brings together a global virtual community of conservationists, technologists, engineers, data scientists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Community members share problems and successes, give and receive guidance, and access the resources needed to discover or collaboratively create technology to solve big conservation challenges.
In two years, WILDLABS has evolved into a global network of over 2,000 registered members. It currently has over 25 active online groups with 1,300 discussion threads, and 5,000 comments; and content has been accessed from over 110 countries by 40,000 users.
Members are using WILDLABS to ask questions about developing and effectively deploying technologies like apps, drones and wildlife tracking. They are crowdsourcing information about existing projects to reduce replication of effort and collaborating to collectively purchase hardware to reduce the base costs. Members are also working together to document best practises and share the valuable lessons they’ve learnt when using technology and sharing their own how-to instructions and schematics for DIY conservation tech hardware. WILDLABS has hosted events ranging from the HWC Tech Challenge to an annual #Tech4Wildlife photo challenge and has supported initiatives such as the US State Department’s Zoohackathon and organized myriad networking events to break down silos and bring great minds together.
Required skills and abilities include:
How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page.
https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-18046
* 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.