• IN-20003 Supply Chain Research Intern

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/15/2019 2:20 PM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Private Sector
  • Overview

    World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Supply Chain Research Intern.

     

    This internship provides an opportunity to improve research and project coordination skills in a professional setting, gain knowledge about companies, supply chains, and environmental issues, and contribute to WWFcomprehensive waste analysis for corporate partner(s). The internship also provides the opportunity to interact with representatives from US & European companies as well as WWF's global network.

     

    Responsibilities

    Specific duties will include:

    • Researching and analyzing the environmental performance and risks of materials, including paper and plastic products, as well as consumer product goods, organic waste and farm-level waste streams;
    • Researching topics related to environmental impacts of supply chain systems;
    • Assisting in the development of tools and guidance documents for corporate collaborators;
    • Assisting in the definition and development of metrics, measurements and tracking of material waste flows for corporate partner(s);
    • Assisting with the assessment ofenvironmental, social, economic and supply risks associated with commodity sourcing;
    • Creating reports and presentations based on these analyses;
    • Communicating results and connecting analysis to broader WWF mission;
    • Coordinating with external parties including companies and the WWF network;
    • Interfacing with a database of commodity and geographical information; and
    • Coordinating with other members of the WWF Private Sector Engagement and Markets teams.
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Current or recent graduate student in a relevant field such as natural resources, packaging, material science, supply chain management, environmental science, or sustainable development are preferred; highly qualified recent undergraduate graduates may be considered;
    • Full-time (35 hours per week) for ~6 months;
    • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail are obligatory;
    • Experience with managing research projects and interfacing with external partners is preferred;
    • Strong skills in statistics and programming language (Python, R, etc.) highly preferred
    • Ability to work productively on both independent research assignments and as part of a team;
    • Proactive problem-solving and good communication skills (written and verbal) are obligatory;
    • Demonstrated familiarity with the environmental impacts of agriculture, agribusiness and the food industry, rural development issues, corporate sustainability strategy, and economics is preferred;
    • Skills in Excel, Power Point and Microsoft Word are obligatory; other programs (e.g. GIS, reference management software) and/or programming experience is helpful;\
    • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of foreign languages (e.g. Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, or Chinese) is a plus.

     

     

    Location:

    Washington, DC

     

    Compensation:

    Paid

     

    How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page.

    https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-20003

     

    * 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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