World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks an Markets and Food Research Intern. The successful candidate will work with the finance team based in New York, focusing on understanding and operationalizing financial institution commitments towards sustainable commodities production.
The production, processing, and consumption of soft commodities constitutes one of the major environmental threats to our planet. The mainstream financial sector does not sufficiently manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks nor incentivize sustainability improvements in these soft commodity industries which have a direct impact on biodiversity, natural resources, and climate change. WWF’s finance work seeks to support the overall vision of the organization by engaging with banks and other financial institutions to integrate environmental sustainability into their policies and practices at scale.
This internship provides an opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate-level student to apply their skills to major initiatives around environmental sustainability, specifically in the area of soft commodities. The successful candidate with be part of a core team focused on engaging the financial sector around integrating environmental factors into lending and investment decisions.
This internship will work directly with the Vice President and Senior Program Officer of the Sustainable Finance and Commodities program and will support ongoing research efforts and in-depth data analysis, with a particular focus on sustainable banking and risk management practices. The intern will take responsibility for managing a data gathering process covering a range of financial institutions globally.
Specific duties will include:
New York, NY. Remote applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis
How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page.
https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-18054
Pleae note that the application deadline is March 31, 2018 at 11:59pm.
* 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.