World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address six critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water and sustainable cities.
Internships at WRI provide opportunities for motivated, young professionals to learn from our experts and participate in engaging work at the intersection of environment and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all our programs and offices. We seek interns with diverse backgrounds and who are passionate about the environment to help us make a direct global impact.
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.
As part of the Forests Program, Global Forest Watch (www.globalforestwatch.org) is a leading provider of independent data and analysis about the state of forests globally and how they are changing. Key features of GFW include: satellite-based monitoring of global forest change (including annual forest loss updates and weekly deforestation alerts); open access to hundreds of geospatial datasets relating to forests, from protected areas to logging concessions to biodiversity values; and easy-to-use online tools for data visualization, analysis, and download. In addition to information on the biophysical aspects of forests (e.g. deforestation/degradation, biodiversity, productivity), we also aim to include more spatial data and national statistics on the human dimensions of forests (e.g. livelihoods, health, gender equity, governance, conflict, resource rights and access). The intern will conduct research and gather information to inform the development of a road map for integrating additional socioeconomic data and analysis into the platform and related knowledge products. This information will also be used in the development of impact indicators for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
WRI’s Forests Program seeks an independent, well-organized and detail-oriented intern to support research related to the human dimensions of forest change. This research will be used to provide data, analysis and insights on the relationships between forests and people to WRI’s external audiences through our Global Forest Watch platform, as well as to inform the development of social indicators to monitor and evaluate our own work.
The intern will have the opportunity to carry out the following tasks:
The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
Compensation: This is a paid internship.
Duration: This is a three to five-month internship with flexible start and end dates (May through September) based on the student’s availability
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