This internship provides an opportunity to improve research and project coordination skills in a professional setting, gain knowledge about companies and environmental issues, and contribute to WWF’s mission. The intern will work closely with members of WWF’s Agriculture department and Markets program. The work will involve research of the impacts of agricultural commodity production and sourcing regions, and assist with analyzing environmental, social and business risks within the supply chain of WWF partner companies. The internship also provides the opportunity to interact with representatives from US & European companies as well as WWF’s global network.
Specific duties will include:
- Researching the production practices of agricultural commodities and the socio-economic state of the countries from which they are sourced;
- Assisting with the assessment of environmental, social, economic and supply risks associated with commodity sourcing;
- Creating reports and presentations based on the analyses;
- Identifying new data sources and ensuring high data quality;
- Interfacing with a database of commodity and geographical information; and
- Coordinating with other members of the WWF Markets team.
- Other duties as assigned
- Current or recent graduate student in a relevant field such as international environmental policy, natural resources, business, agriculture & rural development, environmental science, or sustainable development are preferred; highly qualified undergraduate students may be considered;
- Full-time (35 hours per week) or part-time (20 hours per week) for ~3 months;
- Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail are obligatory;
- 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, Microsoft Access, 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.
Accepting applications on a rolling basis
Paid or unpaid. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school and be able to obtain academic course credit from their university. Paid internships may be available in some cases and is commensurate with experience.
How to Apply:
Please send a resume and one page cover letter to Matt McFall with the subject line “Agriculture Supply Chain Internship” at Matt.McFall@wwfus.org.
* Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns