• IN-18054 Markets and Food Research Intern

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/6/2018 11:42 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    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.



    Internship Description:


    Specific duties will include:

    • Designing survey questions and working with WWF global network to track information about the sustainability commitments of financial institutions
    • Compiling survey results into a clear framework for analysis and reporting
    • Providing support for grant reporting and monitoring & evaluation processes
    • Company research including annual reports and publicly available data to assess public and private financial institutions
    • Understand and track the activities of key actors across the commodity finance value chain, particularly in the cattle, soy, palm oil, and seafood sectors
    • Logistical and administrative support as needed


    Minimum Requirements: 


    • Current undergraduate or graduate student
    • Able to commit to 20 hours/week for 2 months
    • Must have strong proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
    • Experience with survey design and monitoring & evaluation metrics are an advantage
    • Demonstrated interest and familiarity with environmental sustainability, soft commodities, and ideally environmental finance
    • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail
    • Strong communications skills and ability to work with a global team is essential
    • Familiarity with financial research platforms (e.g. Bloomberg, Reuters, Capital IQ) is a plus
    • Fluency in English required, knowledge of foreign languages (e.g. Spanish, Portuguese) is a plus



    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.


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