World Wildlife Fund (WWF, a global conservation organization leader) and CARE (a global women's empowerment and poverty alleviation leader) seek a Graduate Integrated Conservation and Development Intern. The objective of this three-month internship is to support the global CARE-WWF Alliance teams with the background information and analyses needed for a productive global learning event, the lessons of which will both improve implementation of our projects and contribute to a practitioners’ guide for integrating conservation and development interventions and scaling up their impacts.
Climate change is making it more difficult for people in the developing world to escape poverty and protect the natural resources they rely on for food and income. At the same time, too many women are unable to fully participate in the development of their communities and management of their resources. For a decade, the CARE-WWF Alliance has worked, first in Mozambique and now in Tanzania, with women and men in farming and fishing communities, their governments and private sector partners to develop more just and sustainable food systems. Our strategy in east Africa—and where we work together in Nepal—is to empower the poorest and most vulnerable women and their communities to manage natural resources and adapt to climate change in ways that pull them out of poverty and shape local policies and institutions to promote sustainable development and ensure the conservation of biodiversity. CARE and WWF have the expertise and complementary capacities to deliver on our shared vision that the health of the planet and the promise of her people are one and the same.
As a culmination of ten years of work in this strategic partnership, we are planning a global CARE-WWF Alliance learning event in late summer or early fall 2018. This internship will provide a critical analytical foundation to the global learning event, which seeks to facilitate learning exchange amongst practitioners and strengthen the global Alliance’s integrated conservation and development community of practice. In particular, this internship provides vital contributions to the event objective of identifying proven and innovative approaches to integrating conservation and development and to scaling up impacts.
Scope of Work
The Graduate Integrated Conservation and Development Intern will conduct literature reviews and produce annotated bibliographies on peer-reviewed literature and practitioners manuals related to the integration of conservation and development interventions and scaling up of their impacts:
Exact due dates negotiable, but at least one draft deliverable due by June 14 and all deliverables finalized by August 3, 2018:
Required skills sets and recommended experience:
Location: Washington, DC or Atlanta, GA (preferred); remote candidates may apply
Compensation: 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 the following through our Careers page, https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search, IN-18068 by COB April 23:
* Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns
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