While community-based conservation and natural resource management have been part of conservation strategies for many years, too often the scale of these initiatives remain limited. Experience from countries that have successfully put in place large-scale community conservation initiatives point to several key elements and enabling conditions for scaling up. The purpose of this internship is to conduct a desk study comparatively assessing these enabling conditions for scaling up community conservation in approximately 10-14 countries.
Internship responsibilities will include:
- Researching literature relevant to assessing national enabling conditions for scaling up community conservation/NRM
- Conducting a comparative assessment of key enabling conditions in approximately 10-14 countries.
- Consulting initial findings and gathering inputs from WWF staff and external experts
- Writing up an accessible comparative review summarizing findings of the study.
- Relevant educational experience that will bear on this project, for example social science with a particular focus on land/resource tenure and governance.
- Excellent research and analytical skills, especially with respect to synthesizing information gathered by reviewing published literature and consulting with experts.
- Excellent writing skills
- Ability to think critically and solve problems creatively.
- Ability to work independently and with others to complete projects.
- Ability convey information visually is a plus.
Paid or unpaid. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school and be able to obtain academic course credit from their university.
How to apply: Please email a resume & cover letter with the subject line “Internship Application” to CeCe Sieffert at email@example.com.
* Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns