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Position: New Restoration Economy (NRE) Intern
Institution: World Resources Institute
Location: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Duties: The intern will gain experience in the following areas: Assisting with research and writing of a publication on restoration business models; Assisting with research and writing of a report on restoration finance; Furthering communications strategy and outreach materials; Producing timely outputs in a fast-paced work environment; Working in a multi-cultural environment
Requirements: Degree: Holds Bachelors’ or Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g., business, finance, environmental science), or is in the process of acquiring such a degree; Excellent writing skills. Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner; Fast learner with strong skills in conducting research and working with Microsoft Office tools; Extremely well organized and able to perform effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment; Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team; Based at our headquarters in Washington DC; 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; Final candidate will be required to take a writing test. Salary: This is a paid intern position with an hourly rate based on experience. Duration: 3 months Start/End Months: March-June, 2017
   
Text: Program: Food, Forests, and Water Program Location: Washington, District of Columbia Position Type: Intern (paid) 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 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’s New Restoration Economy (NRE) aims to accelerate the growth of restoration by catalyzing innovative business models that can deliver financial as well as environmental returns. Our goal is to transform the restoration space from disparate, small-scale projects to a thriving industry that attracts investment. This is part of WRI’s broader Global Restoration Initiative. The NRE was launched in January 2016. The intern will have the opportunity to be an integral part of the team on many of our core deliverables in 2017. 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: Assisting with research and writing of a publication on restoration business models. Assisting with research and writing of a report on restoration finance. Furthering communications strategy and outreach materials. Producing timely outputs in a fast-paced work environment. Working in a multi-cultural environment. Qualifications Degree: Holds Bachelors’ or Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g., business, finance, environmental science), or is in the process of acquiring such a degree. Excellent writing skills. Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner. Fast learner with strong skills in conducting research and working with Microsoft Office tools Extremely well organized and able to perform effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment. Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team. Based at our headquarters in Washington DC. 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 Final candidate will be required to take a writing test. Salary: This is a paid intern position with an hourly rate based on experience. Duration: 3 months Start/End Months: March-June, 2017 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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