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Position: Initiative 20x20 Intern, Johns Hopkins U - SAIS
Institution: World Resources Institute
Location: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Duties: The intern will gain experience in the following areas: Research & Knowledge; Assisting with writing case studies; Conducting research on restoration business cases; Conducting literature reviews; Assisting with writing case studies on restoration; Working with other individuals and teams to identify a consistent message on restoration of degraded lands and the economics behind it; Assisting with conducting a detailed scoping to develop strategies, methodologies and/or tools for compelling restoration business proposals; Communication; Contributing to blogs; Editing/proofreading; Developing outreach materials; Supporting online communications
Requirements: Must be a student at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); Excellent research skills; Excellent writing skills; Strong oral communications skills; Spanish or Portuguese proficiency preferred; Familiarity with sustainable land use practices and restoration methods; Familiarity with financial and business plan considerations; Some experience with financial analysis; Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team; Ability to work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure; Ability to think creatively; Flexible; Highly responsible, self-motivated; Good sense of humor; Extremely well organized and efficient; WRI does not sponsor interns for visas of any kind. Must have authorization to work in the U.S. to be eligible for this position; Application Deadline: February 23, 2017 Final candidate will be required to take a writing test; Finalists will need to submit 2 writing samples Salary: Will be qualified for the Summer Internship Fund or enrolled in the Internship Course through SAIS Duration: 2.5 months Start/End Months: May - August
   
Text: Program: Food, Forests, and Water Program Location: Washington, District of Columbia Position Type: Intern (unpaid) About WRI World Resources Institute is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. Our 500 experts and staff work with partners in more than 50 countries; we have offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. WRI is consistently ranked as the top global Think Tank working on environmental issues. In January 2016, WRI was again named the #1 environmental think tank in the world in a survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania’s ‘2015 Global Go To Think Tanks index’. Overview The Intern will support Initiative 20x20 with an economic analysis of restoration methods that are currently under development in the countries that have stated restoration ambitions to Initiative 20x20. The intern will capture the costs and benefits of a transition in land use practice that will allow the restoration of a degraded landscape. For this purpose, the intern will be a detail-oriented and highly analytical individual that is able to identify, analyze and synthesize a series of activities involved to achieve the restoration at scale. The study will be presented to regional officials in an effort to convey the economic rationale of restoration practices at a sub-national scale. The intern will engage with some of the technical partners to Initiative 20x20 in order to present the case at the appropriate government level. The work will contribute to the analytical and financial efforts of Initiative 20x20. The objective of Initiative 20x20 is to contribute to a change in the dynamics of land degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In the short term, the Initiative intends to assist the restoration process of 20 million hectares (ha) of degraded land by 2020. This effort supports the global land-restoration efforts of the Bonn Challenge. This is an excellent position for someone seeking to gain knowledge on the land use strategies and existing efforts on restoration, exposure to ongoing efforts to deliver on national restoration commitments, and experience operating within a respected international environmental organization. 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 of 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. For more information, see our website: Internships at WRI WRI is committed to ensuring gender equity across our program portfolios. As such, the Intern is expected to incorporate attention to gender where appropriate. Responsibilities The intern will gain experience in the following areas: Research & Knowledge Assisting with writing case studies Conducting research on restoration business cases Conducting literature reviews Assisting with writing case studies on restoration Working with other individuals and teams to identify a consistent message on restoration of degraded lands and the economics behind it Assisting with conducting a detailed scoping to develop strategies, methodologies and/or tools for compelling restoration business proposals. Communication Contributing to blogs Editing/proofreading Developing outreach materials Supporting online communications Qualifications Must be a student at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Excellent research skills Excellent writing skills Strong oral communications skills Spanish or Portuguese proficiency preferred Familiarity with sustainable land use practices and restoration methods Familiarity with financial and business plan considerations Some experience with financial analysis Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team Ability to work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure Ability to think creatively Flexible Highly responsible, self-motivated Good sense of humor Extremely well organized and efficient WRI does not sponsor interns for visas of any kind. Must have authorization to work in the U.S. to be eligible for this position. Application Deadline: February 23, 2017 Final candidate will be required to take a writing test Finalists will need to submit 2 writing samples Salary: Will be qualified for the Summer Internship Fund or enrolled in the Internship Course through SAIS Duration: 2.5 months Start/End Months: May - August How to Apply Qualified applicants must apply online at careers.wri.org to be considered. The World Resources Institute ( http://www.wri.org ) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse - with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds. About WRI Established in 1982, WRI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization respected globally by policymakers, non-governmental organizations, and corporate leaders. WRI’s reputation is grounded in its excellent analysis, non-partisan approach, and high-impact results. We measure our success based on how our work helps to create real-world change on the ground—an approach we call “Managing for Results.” WRI’s work is united by and driven by our values: Innovation, Integrity, Urgency, Independence, and Respect. WRI fosters a culture of innovative ideas, working collaboratively, and thinking independently. WRI employees are driven by the organization’s mission and have the satisfaction of helping to create a more prosperous and healthy planet. Learn more about our organization at www.wri.org .
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