Arlington, VA, USA
A LITTLE ABOUT US
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
The Global Lands Carbon Science team consists of a team of 5 staff who lead scientific analyses of the climate mitigation potential of various natural climate solutions. Natural climate solutions are 20 conservation, restoration, and improved land management actions that are proven ways of storing and reducing carbon emissions in the world’s forests, grasslands, and agricultural fields. We conduct both global analyses and support specific country programs with scientific assessments. Our team’s expertise includes carbon accounting, reforestation, forest restoration, improved forest management, and translational research. It will be an exciting time for the research, as the results are intended to feed directly into on-going campaigns and efforts to massively scale up reforestation to tackle climate change.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Global Carbon Science intern will provide research support for the Forest Restoration Scientist and the Geospatial Analyst on the Carbon Science team.
This position is a full-time, 12-week internship position for the summer of 2018, with exact start and end dates negotiable.
The Global Carbon Science Intern will assist the Global Lands Carbon Science team on research projects related to evaluating the climate mitigation potential for reforestation in the United States and beyond by supporting spatial data analyses and image processing; reviewing literature and methods; coordinating communications among scientists and TNC chapters; and attending meetings and conferences with Carbon Science team members.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
• Assist in data processing and methods development.
• Compiles and analyze data, resolves disparities and summarizes results.
• Conduct general research support such as literature review and writes up findings.
• Coordinate communications among scientist and TNC chapters
• Works in an office setting.
• HS Diploma or equivalent. Enrolled in an undergraduate program with at least two years of study, graduate program, or a recent graduate (within two years of graduating from an undergraduate or graduate program) for biology, conservation/environmental studies or related field, or equivalent
• Experience using MS office, Word, Excel, and navigating the Internet
• Basic knowledge of geospatial theory and/or analysis
• Basic research related skills, such as search, reading and summarizing various kinds of literature
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing and document processes
• Proven organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to act independently on assigned tasks and projects
• Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
• Experience with geospatial and satellite data processing and data manipulation
• Experience programming in R, ArcGIS products, Python, or equivalent platform
• Database management skills with ability to produce reports
• Work will require extended time in front of a computer
$15/per hour (undergrads) and $17/per hour (graduate-level or recently graduated bachelors students)
HOW TO APPLY
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
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