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IN-15008 Wildlife Crime Technology Project Intern

  • Semester Fall 2014
  • Deadline September 15, 2014

Global wildlife crime is emptying our forests, landscapes and oceans. This criminal industry devastates wild species, damages ecosystems, and threatens local livelihoods and regional security. WWF’s Wildlife Crime Technology Project is committed to combating this crisis, and is researching innovative technology tools to support field-based anti-poaching and wildlife monitoring work.
Our project seeks a motivated intern for research and writing on emerging technology tools for wildlife and habitat monitoring and anti-poaching. Focus will be placed on maintaining and growing an online community for information sharing among WWF Network scientists, and research and report writing.
Internship responsibilities may include database planning; administration of a WWF online science community (including editing pages, uploading new content and structuring information); moderating discussions/forums; and synthesizing weekly digests and relevant science news items.

Minimum Requirements:
A successful candidate will have strong research, writing, and communication skills; database experience; knowledge of social networking; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Background in web design, engineering, conservation, and international experience preferred. This internship is an excellent opportunity to engage with conservation practitioners; learn about WWF and its projects; and explore and communicate on innovative technology tools to fight wildlife crime.

Location:
Washington, DC

WWF does not provide Visa sponsorship for Interns. Candidates must be eligible for employment in the U.S.

Compensation:
Unpaid. The intern must receive academic credit or a stipend through his/her university for their work.

How to apply: Please email a resume & cover letter with the subject line “Internship Application” to Rachel Kramer at Rachel.Kramer@wwfus.org; CC: Giavanna Grein at Giavanna.grein@wwfus.org

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume/CV to the contact individual listed for each project, with “INTERNSHIP” and the relevant internship number listed in the subject line.

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