• IN-19004 Belt and Road Ecotourism Research Intern

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/1/2018 1:10 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Belt and Road Ecotourism Research Intern.


    Sustainability is a crucial component to achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals in Belt and Road Initiative countries – from poverty eradication via advancements in health, education, water supply and industrialization to mitigating climate change. Case studies have shown that the eco-tourism industry plays a significant role in sustainability. This internship position will focus on overall research on the Chinese eco-tourism sector.


    Internship Description:


    • Develop WWF's existing case studies into an eco-tourism report draft 
    • Gather related information from governmental reports and other sources on eco-tourism in China and other Belt and Road countries;
    • Collect and analyze data;
    • Identify key issues and obstacles to sustainability in the tourism industry;
    • Compose a policy recommendation under guidance of supervisor;
    • Perform translation and adaptation of certain material;
    • Other tasks as assigned.


    Minimum Requirements: 

    • Current graduate student majoring in tourism, environmental studies, public policy, or other majors related with a demonstrated interest on the research topic;
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Available for ~3 months
    • Bilingual in English and Chinese, or with a professional working proficiency in Chinese preferred


    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 resume & cover letter through our Careers page.

    https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-19004


    * 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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